The Gandharva Mahavidyalaya

Vocal music class at the Gandharva Mahavidyalaya, New Delhi August 2011

The Gandharva Mahavidyalaya, is one of the oldest music teaching institutions in India, founded by Vishn Digambar Paluskar in Lahor in the first decade of the 20th-century. After partition, its main brancghes remained in Delhi and Bombay. I was first associated with it in 1971 when I  began studying vocal music with the Delhi branch's founder and principle Vinay Chandra Maudgalayal, the father of the present principle Madhup Mugal. I filmed vocal, tabla and dance classes, and interviewed Madhup Mudgal and a couple of the teachers, contributing to the contrasting perspective of institutional teaching to the Growing into Music take on North India.

© Lucy Durán, Nicolas Magriel, Geoff Baker 2011