Svarit is an organization dedicated to preserving, promoting, and propagating Hindustani Raag Sangeet to ensure its continued reach to diverse audiences.
In India’s search for a new identity in a sweeping history of influences, one man and his effort stand out as having given new meaning to this art: Pandit Vishnu Narayan Bhatkhande. In an art form that came to spell disconnectedness from contemporary life, Pandit Bhatkhande emperically collected, rationally organised and painstakingly codified Indian music. He exposed it to rational understanding, methodical structuring, and aesthetic theory through four volumes of “Hindustani Sangeet Paddhati” and two treatises in Sanskrit on Raag Sangeet titled “Shreemallakshya Sangeetam” and “Abhinav raag Manjari”. He also compiled thousands of traditional compositions in various Raagas in six volumes of Kramik Pustak Malike for which he invented a system of notation and for the first time ever, Hindustani Raag compositions were documented.