I absolutely love India. The people, sights, colors, scents, food, religion, etc. all make me feel so happy. It is easy to get consumed by India. The country draws you in and wraps you up into an endless sensory overload.
The track Discovery of India by Ravi Shankar was used in the movie Gandhi. The song was played when Mahatma Gandhi returned from working in South Africa, to rediscover India. In my opinion, Discovery of India is a very nice overall piece of music that represents India. The short track that is a little under three minutes is pure delight.
The song is the number two track on a two CD set titled The Essential Ravi Shankar. The CD pack is a nice introduction to Ravi Shankar. Edge of Humanity Magazine will in future posts cover extensively more of Ravi Shankar’s sitar music. We will also be covering other Sitar musicians in our music section.