The Roots of the Sitar: Tracing Its Early History
The Vedic Origins: The Ancestors of the Sitar
The Development of the Sitar: From Persia to India
The Legend Behind the Invention of the Sitar
Key takeaway: The sitar is a timeless instrument with a rich history that spans centuries. Its origins can be traced back to the Vedic period in ancient India, and it evolved over time through Persian influence and Indian classical music traditions. The sitar’s legacy continues to be preserved by skilled craftsmen and celebrated in popular culture both in India and abroad.