The Sounds of India

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The Sounds of India
The Sounds of India.jpg
Studio album by Ravi Shankar
Released 1968 (LP), 1989 (CD)
Genre Hindustani classical music
Length 53:40
Label Columbia (CD)
Producer George Avakian
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 5/5 stars[1]
MusicHound 3.5/5 stars[2]
Music Story 5/5 stars[3]
Virgin Encyclopedia of Popular Music 3/5 stars[2]

The Sounds of India is a 1968 LP album by Hindustani classical musician Ravi Shankar. It was digitally remastered and released in CD format by Columbia Records in 1989. AllMusic reviewer Adam Greenberg recommended listening to the album for "Shankar's amazing abilities" but singled out the album for its historic value as a work that introduced Western listeners to Hindustani classical music using short lessons before each performance.[1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "An Introduction to Indian Music" – 4:13
  2. "Dádrá" – 10:30
  3. "Máru-Bihág" – 11:44
  4. "Bhimpalási" – 12:13
  5. "Sindhi-Bhairavi" – 15:00



  1. ^ a b Greenberg, Adam. "Ravi Shankar The Sounds of India". AllMusic. Retrieved August 9, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "Ravi Shankar The Sounds of India". Acclaimed Music. Retrieved 28 August 2015. 
  3. ^ Larrède, Christian. "Chronique de The Sounds of India (in French)". Music Story. Retrieved 28 August 2015.