Us and Indian classical musicIndian classical music is the world-famous legacy that is intertwined with ages long Indian culture and civilisation. Indian classical music had been in trend for every generation in past years. Vocal, as well as the recital, was the source of attraction for people. Thumri, Dadra, todi etc had/have their charm which enchants hearts. But since western culture and music began to attract Indians mindset, attraction about music was also veered off. Especially, non-movie signers borrowed western music and introduced it in an Indianised form. However, most Indian moviemakers, musicians, singers have sustained Indian classical music, as most of their musical composition and singing is based on Indian Ragas. But the introduction of western musical instruments has badly affected Indian music. Old musicians would use Indian classical music in the composition of songs but now modern Indian musicians and singers are going away from Indian classical music to modern age western music. Moden age musical instruments have not only affected Indian classical music but also western classical music. However, a few names can be counted in our film industry who have maintained blending of Indian and modern music together and in this list, A.R Rahman is on top. He beautifully uses fusion, mixing and blending of south Indian classical instruments with modern musical instruments.
My town Sahaswan is backward but it was/is the land of Indian classical music. You may google to find more details about "Sahaswsn Gharana" or "Rampur Sahaswan Gharana" My town has given amazing musical personalities.