Tuesday, September 27, 2016

'Mausiqui Ek Khoj'- A Series on Doordarshan on Indian Classical Music



This is a very very unique programme on Doordarshan. As we all know that Doordarshan always tries to inculcate the rich heritage of India to its audience through its various programmes. Going with the same aim, this programme 'Mausiqui Ek Khoj' is made. It is a programme on Indian Classical Music, showing us the magnitude of a 'raaga' by classical singers and also referring to famous bandishes, Gazals, non filmy and Hindi film songs on the same 'raaga'.


Ustaad Shujaat Khan is the presenter of the show, who introduces the particular 'raaga' in the beginning of each episode. His introduction is really beautiful as he sings the 'movement' (/'chalan') of the 'raag' along with playing the same on his sitar. After that, the same 'raag' is presented (vocal/instrumental) in 2- 3 different ways. In between, famous film songs on the same 'raaga' are also shown. Sometime film songs are performed live by an artist :). Many eminent artists as well as new talents have made their appearances in the show.


I have watched the episodes featuring Darbaari Kanada, Desh, Hamir, Jaunpuri, Jog, Jogkaus and some more.


There are total 52 episodes in the programme, as mentioned by Ustaad Shujaat Khan in one of the episodes. Which means they have covered 52  'raagas' of Indian Classical Music. What a great endeavour!! It was made by Gyan Seth Productions in 2005 and the background narration was done by- Shammi Narang. 


I am so happy to find this series! It is so so rare, like... finding a treasure :). A treat for the lovers of Classical Music!


I want to thank the Director Produced Mr Gyan Seth for making such a gem of a programme. The name of the production house is 'Gyan Seth Productions'. The series was made on 2005. I am giving these details for the interested readers who want to watch it. 


It is very sad that the complete series is still not there on YouTube... Hope someone or Doordarshan will upload the same which has immense value for all the music lovers!
















I could find only these four parts of the episodes on- Mishra Tilang, Mishra Khamaaj, Des and Basant. Thanks to the uploaders for making these parts available :) 


Now a days it is being aired on DD India, every morning at 8 am. Even if it is not being aired, do keep on watching Doordarshan (DD National, DD Bharati and DD India- all the three channels) as they keep on repeating all the programmes after a while.


With lots of best wishes.


2 comments:

  1. RESPECTED GYAN SIR G.............!! OM SAI RAM !!
    AAP KA PROGRAM DD BHARATI PAR mushiqui ek khoj HUM LOG ROJANA DEKHATE HAIN HUM SAB KO YEH PROGRAM mushiqui ek khoj BAHUT HI ACHHA LAGA.....!

    MOHAN KALASKAR
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  2. It s the most valuable programme, music lovers as well as learners n teachers may take benefit to know the depth of ragas presented by Ustad ji.My pranam to Guru n Ustad of this great Art.

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