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  Bihar Summary
A state of the Indian Union, Bihar is bordered on the north by Nepal and by the states of West Bengal on the east, Uttar Pradesh on the west, Orissa on the south, and the new state of Jharkhand on the south and southwest.
Bihar saw a brief period of glory for six years during the rule of Sher Shah Suri, who was from Sasaram and built the longest road of the Indian subcontinent, the Grand Trunk Road, which starts from Calcutta and ends at Peshawar in Pakistan.
Bihar has a very old tradition of beautiful folk songs, sung during important family occasions, such as marriage, birth ceremonies, festivals, etc. They are sung mainly in group settings without the help of many musical instruments, though Dholak, and occasionally Tabla and Harmonium are used.
www.bookrags.com /Bihar   (3655 words)

 PatnaDaily.Com - Classical Music in Bihar
Bihar was no less than any other state in patronizing the classical music and its exponents with full sympathy and hospitality which was a culture embedded in the people of Bihar and Patna was not an exception.
Music was in the air everywhere for three-four days during the Dussehara in Patna and the outside musicians were so much entertained that they didn't miss an opportunity to praise the hospitality of the Patnaites.
Keshav Maharaj was the pioneer of spreading music among the amateurs in Patna.
www.patnadaily.com /features/classicalmusic.html   (2090 words)

 Columns: Kautilya
In the central Bihar districts of Patna, Nalanda, Gaya, Jehanabad, Aurangabad, Nawadah and Bhojpur, most affected by violence unleashed by Naxalites and the caste senas, the proportion is higher, at around 20 per cent.
Bihar's overall literacy rate in 1991 was 38.5 per cent, whereas Jehanabad's was 46.4 per cent and Nalanda's 47 per cent.
The Bihar Government claims to have acquired 3.85 lakh acres of surplus land, while scholars like Indu Bharati have estimated that the land that is surplus is actually 18 lakh acres.
www.lib.virginia.edu /area-studies/SouthAsia/bihar/jairam.html   (831 words)

 Bihar - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
To Bihar's north is the Kingdom of Nepal.
Mahavira, the founder of Jainism, was born in Vaishali.
Bihar saw a brief period of glory for six years during the rule of Sher Shah Suri, who was from Sasaram and built the longest road of the Indian subcontinent, the Grand Trunk Road, which starts from Sonargaon in Bangladesh and ends at Peshawar in Pakistan.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Bihar   (4321 words)

 Music history of India Summary
Music was the most desirable means of devotion during this phase of religious approach, which lasted for eight centuries.
Carnatic music or Karnatak music (Sanskrit कर्णाटक सङ्गीतं, Telugu కర్నాటక సంగీతం) is the classical music of South India, as opposed to the classical music of North India, called Hindustani music.
As with all Indian music, the two main components of Carnatic music are raga, a melodic pattern and tala, a rhythmic pattern.
www.bookrags.com /Music_history_of_India   (1099 words)

 Musical Nirvana - Historical Development of Indian Classical Music
Perhaps the most famous instance of persian influence on Indian music is that of the father of modern north Indian music, Amir Khusro Dehlavi (1253-1325 AD), of Turkish descent on the father's side and Indian on the mother's side.
This is a rare treatise on music and dance written by Vachanacharya Sudhakalasa, a Jain scholar of Gujarat in 1350 AD It has 6 chapters dealing with gita, tala, raga, vadya, nritya and nritya paddhathi.
It appears that during his administration a group of musicians, disheartened with their lack of patronage, took some musical instruments and wrapped them in the manner of a corpse and held a funeral procession in protest.
www.musicalnirvana.com /introduction/medieval_history2.html   (1375 words)

 HIV & Bihar - HIV ATLAS -INDIA, Connecting Wants and Haves of HIV/AIDS in India.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Bihar pronunciation (help·info) (Hindi) is a state of the Indian union situated in the eastern part of the country.
Bihar remained an important place of power, culture and education during the next one thousand years.
Climate: Bihar is mildly cold in the winter (the lowest temperatures being around 5 to 10 degrees Celsius; 41 to 50 degrees Fahrenheit).
www.hivatlas.org /INDIA/hiv_bihar   (2243 words)

 Bihar   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The name Bihar is perhaps a derivative of the Buddhist word "Vihar" which finds mention in Nawakat-E-Nasiri of 1263 and also in Kirtilata of the great poet Vidyapati in 1390.
Bihar continued to be under provincial administration except during the period of Sher Shah.
At independence in 1947, earstwhile Bihar province formed the State of Bihar and underwent geographical changes during 1956 with 4 Provinces and 17 Districts, which were further changed to 5 Provinces and 33 Districts during 1972-73.
www.theindianculture.com /states/Bihar/Bihar.htm   (846 words)

Bihar is a state situated in the eastern part of India.
Bihar remained an important place of power, culture and education during the next thousand years before its fall started with the advent of the foreign rule in India.
Bihar has a very old tradition of beautiful folk songs, sung during important family occasions, like marraige, birth ceremonies, festivals, etc. They are sung mainly by the women folk in group settings without the help of any musical instruments.
gloriousindia.com /places/states/bihar.html   (1177 words)

 Music Of Bihar   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The classical form of the Indian music is already quite well known and the classical music in Bihar is but a form the Hindustani Classical Music.
Hence we talk about the folk culture of Bihar which is rather distinctive.
Bihar is one of the few Indian states which has a rich subaltern culture.
www.seattleluxury.com /encyclopedia/entry/music_of_bihar   (296 words)

 Destination Bihar: Cultural heritage of Bihar
Bihar, a land of many Buddhist Monasteries is also known as 'The Land of Buddha'.
The simple tribal people of Bihar express their creative joy through the Chhau dance, which was originally a war dance, preformed in order to perfect fighting techniques.
Bihar is also famous for the cotton dhurries and curtains produced by artisans in central Bihar, particularly in the Patna and Bihar-Sharif areas.
www.indtravel.com /bihar/culture.html   (511 words)

 Bihar (Hungary) - Education - Information - Educational Resources - Encyclopedia - Music
Bihar is the name of a historic administrative county (comitatus) of the Kingdom of Hungary.
Bihar county shared borders with the Hungarian counties Békés, Hajdú, Szabolcs, Szatmár, Szilágy, Kolozs, Torda-Aranyos and Arad.
Bihar was one of the oldest counties of the Kingdom of Hungary, formed before the 12th century.
education.music.us /B/Bihar-(Hungary).htm   (483 words)

 TraveliteIndia.com: Bihar, Land of Lord Buddha, Archaelogical Museum, sculptures, Stupa and other info about Buddhist ...
Bihar is bounded in the north by Nepal, in the east by West Bengal, in the west by Uttar Pradesh and in the south by Madhya Pradesh and Orissa.
Cutting straight across Bihar from west to east, the bounteous Ganga nurtured a veritable fountainhead of political and cultural civilizations, on its shores, down the millennia.
The coal belt in Bihar is the mainstay of thermal energy in India.
www.traveliteindia.com /guide/state/bihar.asp   (1755 words)

 MUSIC MINDSS - A Gospel Media Communications . . . .
Music Mindss distinguished itself as a safe haven and a loving shelter, inspired by the Holy Spirit, for many a music director, singer, artist and technician.
The songs that are sung with ease and blessing by the illiterate and the educated by the young and the old are of Apostolic calibor.
Besides Bihar, Jesus uses him as the tool of spreading His message also in the North, where Jesus still remains unproclaimed: MM has published his messages of warning that proceed from the altar of God to the nations.
www.musicmindss.com /about.asp   (1099 words)

 Music of Bihar
Bihar is among the few Indian states which has a rich subaltern culture.
The region's folk songs are associated with the various events in the life of an ordinary person.
The influence of Bihari music in seen in regions such as Mauritius, South Africa and the Caribbean, where a large of Bihari indentured labourers were taken as coolies during the nineteenth century.
www.danceage.com /biography/sdmc_Music_of_Bihar   (262 words)

 India Culture Tourism, India Music and Dance, India Cultural Tours, India Arts and Crafts, Indian Folk Music,
The tradition of Indian music should be understood in the context of Indian life and thought.
Hindustani music is the music of North India, involving both Hindu and Muslim musicians.
The sanskirtan and the rass are revered musical traditions enacted appropriately at different times of the year by the community as a whole.
www.india-tourism.net /music-dance.htm   (2090 words)

 Tags - Bihar - Instablogs Community   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Bihar has a wide scope to develop but the leadership never wanted to put the state on the path of development.
Bihar went without power on Tuesday as more than 14,000 employees of Bihar State Electricity Board displayed their power and cut the electricity supply in the state.
So, finally, Bihar is changing with time, and it is to the extent that actor, model and former Japanese beauty queen Norika Fujiwara travelled all the way from Tokyo to Patna in order to shoot parts of a docu-film she is making on IT boom in India.
www.instablogs.com /tags/bihar   (1194 words)

 Bangladesh ShowBiz - News update - Reviving baul music
Pioneers in bringing young and talented pop music bands and solo performers to the forefront, they are at present focusing on an area a little bit neglected for long in the world of music.
This Baul musical event was an opportunity for the music lovers of the country to take a taste of the hundreds of year-old folk songs of Bengal.
His music was not truly traditional in its form but a fusion of western and folk tunes.
www.bangladeshshowbiz.com /news/reviving_baul_music.htm   (2029 words)

 Rediff On The NeT: Bihar rebellion may split JD again
With its Bihar unit virtually raising a banner of revolt, the Janata Dal appears to be heading for yet another split.
Among the decisions which drew the rebels's flak was the appointment of 20 party vice-presidents, 36 general secretaries and 49 secretaries as against the permitted five vice-presidents, one secretary general, one treasure, 10 general secretaries and 10 secretaries.
This is music to former Bihar chief minister and Rashtriya Janata Dal president Laloo Prasad Yadav.
www.rediff.com /news/oct/08jd.htm   (342 words)

 bihartimes.com : A Passage to Bihar   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Mumbai, March 17 (IANS) Kalpana Lajmi is upset - with the response to her film "Chingari", the multiplex culture that "smashed" it, romantic lead Anuj Sawhney for ruining the role, Mithun Chakraborty for being drunk and music director Aadesh Shrivastava for disappearing.
A part of the Rs.23-million budget for the film had come from Anuj's father, which is why "he could get away with his obnoxious behaviour", says Lajmi, who looked for other actors in desperation but all refused to work with her.
However, the filmmaker is full of praise for her lead star Sushmita Sen, who she says is the only actor in her six films who have given all that she wanted "and more".
www.bihartimes.com /news06/marchall/17in04.html   (1279 words)

 Music Index
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 Indian Ocean’s free flow of music
It combines Hindustani classical music with jazz improvisation and rock-laden rhythmic patterns and with bass harmonics and matchless vocals to leave a stamp of its originality and creativity, a rare feat in the current context of Indian music.
The musical integrity of the four musicians on stage was a treat to watch and would linger in memory for a long time to come.
Their musical composition to a poem by Kabir, the great Indian saint-poet of the 15th century, was another masterpiece.
www.chennaionline.com /music/Events/2006/11ocean.asp   (702 words)

 webindia123.com- Indian Classical Music
The word music in India means 'Sangeeta', which traditionally meant performing the art of singing, playing of instruments and dancing.
The musical structure of the chants was characterised by descending order of notes, initially two to five which later was increased to seven notes.
The tappa is a lighter form of classical music that is brisk and replete with a variety of phrases, which makes it particularly difficult to render without a good degree of virtuosity.
www.webindia123.com /music/music1.htm   (671 words)

 Webindia123.com- Indian Music Festivals
The music conference which started as a humble get together of some music lovers in the by lanes of South Kolkata has now turned into one of the culturally most important event of the year.
The auditorium with a seating capacity of 3,500 is filled with music enthusiasts and lovers from around the country.The music maestros from all over the country get together and create magic in front of an enormous crowd which is a real treat for music lovers.
An internationally known music festival Gunidas Sangit Sammelan was first presented under the aegis of Maharashtra Lalit Kala Nidhi way back in 1977 by the legendary Hindustani classical vocalist Pandit C. Vyas in memory of the famed classical music doyen of the Agra gharana, Pandit Jagganathbuwa Purohit.
www.webindia123.com /music/fest.htm   (1251 words)

 MusicalNirvana - Ustad Bismillah Khan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Traditionally used to play music during marriages, Shehnai is the counterpart of south indian nadaswaram.
Born in a small Bihar village in 1917, Ustad Bismillah learned shehnai from his uncle who used to play in the famous Vishwanath temple of Varanasi.
He brought Shehnai to the center stage of indian music with his concert in the calcutta All India Music Conference in 1937.
www.musicalnirvana.com /hindustani/bismillah_khan.html   (179 words)

 webindia123.com- Indian Music- Music in India, music festivals, musical instruments, profiles of musicians
Music plays a key role in the life of each and every Indian.
Music, especially songs from films can be heard on the streets and in homes and restaurants throughout India and is enjoyed by people from all walks of life.
If music is your passion...then start your music career with the right note.
www.webindia123.com /music/index.htm   (131 words)

 Bihar Dance, Chhau Dance in Bihar, The Martial Dance, Bihar India Dances, Bihar Music & Dance, Artistic Dances in ...
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"Twenty-five years of pregnant silence in the Bihar countryside was broken in 1968 with a clarion call by Marxists-Leninists (M-L) for a militant peasant struggle, a struggle that continues to stir the hearts and minds of millions of Bihar's rural and urban poor."
The music is based on Hindustani ragas and the accompaniment is with a Nagara, a huge kettledrum, Dhol, a cylindrical drum, and a Shehnai or a reed pipe.
www.indiantravelportal.com /bihar/dances/chhau-dance.html   (476 words)

 Site for Dr. Laxmi Ganesh Tewari's Gurukul
During this period, Lalmani began to be drawn to instrumental music.
The empirical scholar is the one that tests ancient principles on the platform of contemporary music, and puts his faith in its growth and evolution.
Lalmani Misra was working on specific research, such as Vedic music, the rebirth of dhruvapad-dhamar, and the promotion of instrumental music, when he suddenly took ill. At the age of 55, on July 17, 1979, he left the music world and ended his tenure on earth prematurely.
www.kinar.com /sangeet/AboutDrLalmaniMisra.htm   (1819 words)

 BrethrenAssembly.Com: Bihar   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Bihar is a state of the Indian union situated in the eastern part of the country.
Bihar is among the less developed states of India and has a low per capita income.
Cuisine: The cuisine of Bihar is predominantly vegetarian.
www.trinitytheology.org /Brethren/Bihar   (2574 words)

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