SESSION : THE CHALLENGES
THE INHIBITIONS THAT DRAG US DOWN
Shri. P. K. Ravindranath
It is pointed out in the paper that even as we float on the "India is one" concept, we have not applied overselves seriously to even out the dichotomy between Hindustani and Carnatic music. If we are not sincerely aiming without distinction at all forms of music in India to harmonise human lives, it is because we have knowingly or unknowingly inhibited ourselves from making the efforts to foster a pan-Indian music identity.
Indeed, the resolution of this dichotomy would be the first step towards globalisation of Indian music. Imagine the vast new audiences that could be drawn to a such musical form. In a recent seminar on the subject, participants had stressed on the need for more interaction between people wherever they are.
While shrinking audiences have made us sit up and take notice, we have to examine if we have prepared ourselves to overcome our own mental inhibitions and weaknesses like pessimism and apathy which downgrade our potential to make positive efforts to conquer such negative feelings.
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