Classical Music : secret treasure troves

For those of you who are thinking of having a Hindustani Classical Music collection of their own, here are a few very good links to start with :

Dr. Ashfaq Ali Khan’s collection on :

Great collection, very rarely found private recordings included. My favorites are the Patiala-Kasur and Sham-Chaurasi Gharana folders. If deleted these files will be hard to find on the web, in the future. All classical music lovers, me included will always be indebted to Khan Sahab’s generosity in sharing them with the world. He belongs to a now very rare to find, almost instinct species of genuine ‘Rasikas‘ of hindustani classical music. An effort of a lifetime. As he has very aptly mentioned somewhere : ‘Loot Sake To Loot‘ :

Another big resource of classical music on is karkenhalli’s collecton:

Patiala-Kasur followers must also visit this link, an exclusive collection of the Gharana :

Raj Tendulkar’s collection :

More ‘non-eSnips‘ links will be posted soon.


  1. sumedhu said,

    April 20, 2008 at 9:08 am

    ur blog is very resourceful.thanks.

  2. alex said,

    June 9, 2008 at 3:48 pm

    helo thanks for this very nice music ,,,bituful collection
    just one thinks
    i find some mystake about names of the raga of
    NAZAKAT ~ SALAMAT KHANSAHIBS folder(maybe some oser folder);
    i AM NOT inof good to find what are the real name of the ragas
    if some body have time to spend for this staff
    thank you very much

  3. mois said,

    July 9, 2008 at 10:12 am

    above link is not working, only empty page open pl suggest some way to open this link

  4. lucas said,

    August 26, 2008 at 10:48 pm

    I really enjoy visiting and coming back to your wonderful site. I even forgot my total esnip failure to even listen to music (maybe it doesn’t work with mac ?) Anyway, thank you.

  5. indianraga said,

    August 27, 2008 at 9:51 am


    eSnips is not a very reliable site any longer. I have stopped linking my music files to eSnips. All mp3 files in my recent posts are hosted on more reliable sites. Thanks for visiting !!

  6. lucas said,

    August 30, 2008 at 4:37 am

    I would love to hear the voice of Rajab Ali Khan. Would you have some advice. Thanks. Lucas

  7. lucas said,

    September 1, 2008 at 1:56 pm

    Happy birthday, Indianraga. Long live too. May you continue to feed us with those celestials pieces of music. Lucas

  8. remivtv said,

    July 5, 2009 at 3:51 pm

    I love this great music.

    Many thanks for pointing us to these wonderful archives.

  9. Sharad said,

    August 23, 2009 at 7:03 pm

    Dr. Ashfaq Ali Khan’s collection is wonderful. However I have problem for which I request help.

    While downloading files from ( it is asking me for the archive password for permitting downloading. Is the password available or is there a work around?

  10. indianraga said,

    August 23, 2009 at 8:30 pm


    I just tried myself, but nothing of this sort happened to me. Try registering yourself with and then attempt downloading.

  11. ajay said,

    November 24, 2009 at 3:50 am

    the link to karkenhalli’s collection doesn’t seem to work any more — it shows 0 files, even though i have visited it before. any suggestions?

  12. dm said,

    March 3, 2010 at 2:18 pm

    we all grateful forever

  13. Raj said,

    April 15, 2010 at 12:04 pm

    Can I paste my collection as well? 🙂

  14. indianraga said,

    April 15, 2010 at 12:44 pm

    All links to exclusive classical music collections are welcome. I will paste your link in the post. Thanks.

  15. Pratap Mukherjee said,

    September 21, 2010 at 9:00 am

    I tried to open the link
    but page showing ” 0 items found to display!”. same as alex mentioned. kindly help

  16. Radheshyam said,

    February 7, 2011 at 2:43 pm

    Any furthur addition to non-esnip resorses. Thanks.

  17. Radheshyam said,

    February 7, 2011 at 2:46 pm

    any further additions to non esnip resourses.

  18. Kedar said,

    May 26, 2011 at 3:03 pm

    I try to record and Post Weekend national programs on All India Radio.

    For the benefit of those living in India who may have missed it .

    And Overseas friends who cannot tune into AIR .

  19. pratap mukherjee said,

    June 1, 2011 at 11:45 pm

    I have tried to view the link

    It says ‘folder you have tried to view is set to private and is not viewable’. can you please help?

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