As cultures rooted in the more leisurely past teeter on the verge of extinction, thanks to the onslaught of technology and economic progress achieved at enormous human cost in the last, and this century, it becomes a question of considerable speculation whether an art like Hindustani classical music—instrumental and vocal—can survive, let alone progress, in the near future in India.Will it go the way it did in Pakistan after partition in 1947, where it died quietly due to a lack of enl