Full 6-volume set. Covering many aspects of the music of southern India - chapters include Raga, Tala, Musical Form, The 35 Alankaras, Gitas, Jatisvaras, Svarajatis, Acoustics, Gamakas, Obsolete Forms, Contemporary Music, The Influences of Exotic Music, Music and Mathematics, Early Experiments in Music, Survival of the Useful and the Beautiful, Origin of Scales and Ralas, Musical Laws, Facts and Phenomena, and MANY more - too many to list! The paperback volumes are in overall good condition with wrinkled spines, signs of light handling, some spotting to page edges, light wear to spine ends and some yellowing to the pages of some volumes. The pages themselves are very good, clean and fresh. Cheap publications, printed on thin paper with not the strongest of bindings, however they are all holding together well considering. Small volumes. One sixth edition, two eight editions, one twelfth edition, one fourteenth edition, one seventeenth edition, hence slightly different cover styles. Published variously between 1998 and 2003.