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Sourindro Mohun Tagore

Name

Sourindro Mohun Tagore

Birth

1840 in Calcutta, West Bengal

Musical Training

Sitar from Lakshmi Prasad Mishra and Musicology and other aspects from Kshetra Mohan Goswami

Lineage

Son of Huro Kumar Tagore representing the Pathuriaghta Branch of the Tagore family

Awards and Honours

First Indian to receive Honorary Doctorate of Music in the West from University of Philadelphia in 1875 and at Oxford University in 1895

 

Conferred with the Companionship of the Order of the Indian Empire (C.I.E) and the title of Raja in 1880

 

First Bengali to receive the Knight Bachelor from the United Kingdom in 1884

Publications

Published 42 books on Hindu music and Indian musicology

Best known for: Jantra Khetra Deepika (1872), Mridanga Manjari (1873), Harmonium Sutra (1874), Hindu Music from Various Authors (1875), Sangeet Sar Sangraha (1875), Yantra Kosh (1875), Six Ragas and Thirty Six Raginis of the Hindus (1887), Universal History of Music (1896)

Major Contributions in Field

Founded Bengal Music School in 1871 and Bengal Music Academy in 1882 in Calcutta—the first known school for formal music education in India

 

Formed the first known Western-styled Orchestra in India with Indian musical instruments

 

Tagore’s Yantra Kosh (1875), a detailed discussion on the classification of musical instruments became the basis of Von Hornbostel and Sachs’ (1914) pioneering work on Organology

Death

1914 in Calcutta, West Bengal