Ek Nayak, Ek Gayak

Ek Naayak Aani Ek Khal (Karnaaraa) GaayakMarathi

Probably Satyasheelji’s most popular literary offering. This article appeared in the Divali Issue, 2005 of the Shabda magazine. In it, Satyasheelji explores the evolution of his relationship with his guru, Pandit Kumar Gandharva and offers a captivating glimpse of Kumarji’s music in the context of the prevalent musical ethos of the time.

Sangat Ki Gat NeekeeHindi

This is a Hindi translation of the above Marathi article. Satyasheelji took the daunting task of translating a work of such literary and musical subtlety upon himself for the January 2007 issue of the popular Hindi quarterly Kalavarta.



This article was written as a part of a book by Pt. Pandharinath Kolhapure on the same subect. It discusses Sadarang – the progenitor of the Khayal as we know it today, and the evolution of the music that he gave birth to.