Prabhat Samgiita: A Literary and Philosophical Appreciation
Prabhat Samgiita: A Literary and Philosophical Appreciation by Dr. Subhas Sarkar
A deep look at the songs of P.R. Sarkar (the collection of 5018 songs known as Prabhata Samgiita). Dr Sarkar compares these songs to thoughts of Vivekananda, Tagore and Aurobindo and explores the mystical and devotional poetry of the lyrics. In addition he shows how these songs are the musical expression of the social philosophy (PROUT and Neohumanism) of P.R. Sarkar.
Samgiita means the combination of vocal music, instrumental music, and dance. Prabhat was the given name of the composer of these songs, so the school of music that these songs embody has been named Prabhát Samgiita. The word prabháta also means “dawn.” Prabhát Samgiita heralds the dawn of a new era of music.
268 pp. hardcover ISBN: 9788172522605 Price: $18.00