known as the South Indian classical music period. Before recordings, a guru was used to help teach the songs to others. During this period, music in movies became popular and basically made it what it is today. One of the most important impacts to this period was the adaptation of European instruments into making it more “Indianized.” Independence and the Modern Period(1947-Present) Religion is very big in India and has one of the largest populations of people that practice Hinduism. Culture is plays a big role in Indian history. The writer’s, Salman Rushdie and Arundhati Roy are very famous Indian writers that write in English currently. Satyajit Ray is a famous master of cinema and a dancer named Balasaraswati has performed worldwide. Ravi Shankar, Ali Akbar Khan, and Zakir Hussain are famous musicians in the east and west India. The India government is very supportive of the music and other arts. More and more instruments and improvements dealing with music, writing, arts, and theater have become present in India. Each and every day they are improving their arts and adding on to their knowledge and westernizing India. India is a country that continues and will continue to grow.
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