ajoy-chakrabortyMaestro helps IIT-Kharagpur preserve classical music

The Times of India (April 6, 2018)

Kolkata: IIT-Kharagpur has partnered with Pandit Ajoy Chakraborty to archive the teaching methodologies of Indian classical music.

Explaining the rationale behind the initiative, the lead researcher of the project, Pallab Dasgupta said there is no "swaralipi" (notations) in classical music, as a result of which, a particular style, adopted by a maestro, usually always dies with him.

Every artiste has his unique style, which he passes on to his students, Dasgupta said. "One particular gayaki remains confined to just one ustad (expert) and his disciples. It never gets shared with others." (Read More)