Aftab’s Autumn 2017 Collection

A rare sketch of Momin Khan ‘Momin’ – attributed to Jivan Ram. | The Harvard Art Museum

کبھی ہم میں تم میں بھی چاہ تھی کبھی ہم سے تم سے بھی راہ تھی
کبھی ہم بھی تم بھی تھے آشنا تمہیں یاد ہو کہ نہ یاد ہو

kabhi hum meN tum meN bhi chah thi, kabhi hum ko tum se bhi raah thi
kabhi hum bhi tum bhi the aashna, tumheN yaad ho ke na yaad ho

A.T. Kanan – Hindol (Film)

Altaf Hussain Khan – Savani Nat

Anwar Hussain Khan – Jog

Basavaraj Rajguru – Todi

Chand Khan – Nat Behag

D.V. Paluskar – Puriya Dhaneshree

Ghulam Shabbir & Jaffer Khan – Gujri Todi

Hamid Hussain & Zahid Hussain – Darbari

Hanif Khan – Multani

Hussain Baksh Dhadhi – Marwa

Ismail Azad Qawwal – Na Hum Daolat Ke Bhookay Hain

Jagannathbuwa Purohit – Bhimpalasi

Khadim Hussain – Nat Narayan

Kishori Amonkar – Hindol (1981, Bombay)

Krishnarao Shankar Pandit – Asavari

Manzoor Khan – Hindol

Mohammad Iqbal – Jog

Mohammed Bashir Khan – Durga

Mohammed Hussain – Kafi

Mohammed Sharif Khan Poonchewale – Sohni

Murli Manohar Shukla – Jaijaivanti (2002)

Nazakat Ali and Salamat Ali Khan – Kedar (Drut)

Pyarijan Babulkot – Bhimpalasi

Qadir Fareedi – Mian Ki Todi

Radhika Mohan Maitra – Chandra Malhar

Ratnakar Pai – Hamir

Rehmatullah Khan – Gaur Malhar

Saeen Ditta – Tilang

Salamat Ali Khan – Kullar Sarang (Santoor)

Sardar Khan – Multani

Sunil Bose – Maluha Kedar

Umeed Ali Khan – Kamod

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Aftab’s December 2016 Collection

Miniature pasted on an album leaf from the period of Shah Jahan. “King David Playing the Harp”. Mughal India; 1610-1620 (miniature) and c. 1640 (leaf) | The David Collection | Click image for larger view.

Miniature pasted on an album leaf from the period of Shah Jahan. “King David Playing the Harp”. Mughal India; 1610-1620 (miniature) and c. 1640 (leaf) | The David Collection | Click image for larger view.

Here is more music from Aftab’s collection to keep us warmhearted this winter.

With the Season’s Greetings!

A. Kanan – Kedar

Ahmed Ali & Rehmat Ali Khan – Shudh Sarang

Alladino Khan – Megh

Anwar Hussain Khan – Barwa

Bade Ghulam Ali Khan – Multani & Lankeshwari Kahnra

Chote Ghulam Ali Khan – Basant

Eid Mohammed Ajmeri – Teentaal

Feroze Dastur – Sarparda Bilawal

Habib Ali Khan – Shudh Sarang

Irshad Khan – Shankara

Jagannathbuwa Purohit – Multani

Kabir Khan – Multani

Kajan Begum – Khammaj Thurmi

Kumar Prasad Mukherjee & Dinkar Kaikini – Gaur Malhar (Farhat Said Khan Collection)

Mohammed Sharif Khan Poonchewale – Kafi

Mushtaq Ali Khan – Mian Ki Malhar

Narayanrao Vyas – Bhairav

Nazakat Ali & Salamat Ali – Kedar (Live)

Niaz Hussain Khan – Shahana

Padmavati Shaligram – Desi

Rais Khan – Todi – (Tabla: Swapan Chaudhuri)

Riaz Ahmad – Teentaal Solo (Lahore, 11-27-2016)

Roshanara Begum – Kedar (Tarana)

Salim Husain Khan – Thumri Khamaj

Sardar Khan – Patdeep

Sharafat Hussain Khan – Jaijaiwanti, 1972 (Farhat Said Khan Collection)

Tajamul Hussain Khan – Jaunpuri (Tabla: Bashir Khan; Sarangi: Zahid Hussain)

Umeed Ali Khan – Thumri Pahari

Yeshwant Rai Purohit – Bhimpalasi

Aftab’s Late Spring/Early Summer 2016 Collection

Adjutant Stork (Leptoptilos dubius) by Shaikh Zain ud-Din, c. 1780.

Adjutant Stork (Leptoptilos dubius) by Shaikh Zain ud-Din, c. 1780.

A. Kanan – Kedar

Ahmed Ali & Rehmat Ali Khan – Tilak Kamod

Amanat & Fateh Ali Khan – Miyan Malhar

Bade Ghulam Ali Khan – Bhopali & Kamod (1957)

Faiyaz Khan – Lachhari Todi

Ganesh Prasad Mishra – Shuddh Sarang

Ghulam Shabbir & Jaffer Khan – Patmanjari

Habib Ali Khan – Bibhas

Jagdish Prasad – Lalit

K.G. Ginde – Bahar (Tarana)

Kishori Amonkar – Lur Sarang

Latafat Hussain Khan – Shahana Kanada

M.R. Gautam – Behag

Munawar Ali Khan – Jaijaiwanti, Basant, Adana, Bahar, Chhayanat (1969; Farhat Said Khan Collection)

Nisar Hussain Khan – Megh

Rais Khan & Shamta Prasad – Mian Ki Malhar (1969)

Raiz Ahmed – Teentaal (6 March 2016, Lahore)

Roshanara Begum – Shankara (78rpm)

Salamat Ali Khan – Durga (Live)

Salim Hussain Khan – Kalavati

Sarvesh Mathur & V.G. Jog – Hamir (1962; Farhat Said Khan Collection)

Sharafat Hussain Khan – Jaunpuri

Sharif Khan Poonchwaale – Megh

Sisirkana Dhar Chaudhry – Mudriki Todi

SN Ratanjhankar – Kafi Kanada

Swami Pagaldas – Chautaal

Talib Hussain – Jaitaal

Vilayat Khan – Shankara (Live)

Zia Mohiuddin Dagar – Sarang

Season’s Greetings

Head of an Elephant - Kota, Rajasthan, 1700-1710.

Head of an Elephant – Kota, Rajasthan, 1700-1710.

Some more heartwarming music from Aftab Datta’s winter collection.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Abdul Rashid Khan – Bageshree Kanada (Veena)

Altaf Hussain Khan – Hem

Ata Hussain Khan – Jaunpuri

Azmat Hussain Khan – Miyan Malhar (Bandish demo)

Bade Ghulam Ali Khan – Kedara (Radio)

Barkat Ali Khan – Khammaj (Dadra)

Basavaraj Rajguru – Shudh Sarang

Birendra Kishore Roy Chaudhury – Shivmat Bhairav

Bundu Khan – Sarang

Chand Khan – Nat Behag

Chidanand Nagarkar – Todi

Faheem Mazhar – Puriya

Faiyaz Khan – Lachhari Todi (Alap)

Ghulam Hassan Shaggan – Anand Bhairav

Gyanendra Prasad Goswami – Malgunji

Khadim Hussain Khan – Bhim

Kishori Amonkar – Hindol

Krishnarao Shankar Pandit – Multani

Latafat Hussain Khan & Vijay Kichlu – Todi (Farhat Said Khan Collection)

Malika Pukhraj – Chhayanat

Mubarak Ali Khan – Shyam Kalyan

Mubarak Ali – Barwa (Bade Ghulam Ali’s brother)

Munnawar Ali Khan – Kamod (Farhat Said Khan Collection 1969)

Mushtaq Ali Khan – Nayaki Kanada

Nasir Ahmed Khan – Kedara

Nisar Hussain Khan – Nayaki Kanada

Nivruttibuwa Sarnaik – Ramkali

Padmavati Shaligram – Jaijaivanti

Prasun Bannerjee – Kafi Kanada

Radhika Mohan Maitra – Alakananda

Ravi Kichlu – Bagehsree – (Live Alap)

Salim Hussain Khan – Bihag

Sharafat Hussain Khan – Ramdasi Malhar

Vilayat Khan – Shudh Basant

Zahida Parveen – Gavati (APMC, 31 March 1961)

Bahram Gur Sees a Herd of Deer Mesmerized by Dilaram’ s Music

"Bahram Gur Sees a Herd of Deer Mesmerized by Dilaram' s Music", Folio from a Khamsa (Quintet) of Amir Khusrau Dihlavi. Attributed to Miskin (active ca. 1570–1604). Folio from an illustrated manuscript, 1597–98, India. Click image for larger view.

“Bahram Gur Sees a Herd of Deer Mesmerized by Dilaram’ s Music”, Folio from a Khamsa (Quintet) of Amir Khusrau Dihlavi. Attributed to Miskin (active ca. 1570–1604). Folio from an illustrated manuscript, 1597–98, India. Click image for larger view.

Approximately one century after the Persian poet Nizami wrote his Khamsa (Quintet), the Indian poet Amir Khusrau Dihlavi composed a response using Nizami’s structure but varying his stories slightly. This painting comes from the Mughal emperor Akbar’s (r. 1556–1605) personal copy of Amir Khusrau’s verses. It shows the king Bahram Gur with his beautiful slave girl, Dilaram, who could make animals sleep or awaken with the sound of her music. —metmuseum