The world of music is as vast as an ocean, as endless and infinite as the sky. The present book 'The Importance of Tone, Tune and Text in Indian Music' is an interesting study of music as it attempts to trace out a few distinctive features of music from their origin to this modern time. Tones or swaras gradually ware extended with the discovery of strutis. These strutis were later used to create different tunes or melodies which gave rise to ragas--the soul of Indian classical music.
Text in music in the via--media through which the message of a raga or the indication of a rasa comes out to win over the hearts of the listeners. Last but not the least Tala acts as a binding agent between the three and puts life and rhythm into it."