The Music of Indian Sitar Master Ravi Shankar


Ravi Shankar was born Robindro Shaunkor Chowdhury, April 7, 1920 – December 11,2012, often referred to by the title Pandit, was an Indian musician and composer who played the sitar.

As a young child Shankar performed with his family’s Indian dance troupe. When he was 18, he gave up dancing to study with a guru and lerned to play the sitar. He has been called the master of Indian music

George Harrison adn Pandit Ravi Shankar with other Artists

Shankar brought Indian music to the attention of the Western World when George Harrison studied with him and incorporated the sitar into many of his musical works with the Beatles and in solo compositions.  Shankar also went on to collaborate with other world musicians such as Philip Glass and violinist Yehudi Menuhin. His daughter Anoushka, learned sitar from her father, and now takes his classical tradition and makes it more contemporary.


Below you will find books, DVDs, and video clips. Music CDs by Ravi Shankar can be found on BiblioPod. Click on the images to connect with our catalog.











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