Allyn Miner

Allyn Miner is a concert performer on the North Indian sitar. She is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of South Asia Studies at the University of Pennsylvania where she teaches South Asian music and performing arts. Her research and publications relate to the history of the sitar and sarod, Sanskrit, Hindi and Urdu musicological sources, and other Indological topics. She is also a teacher of hatha yoga in the style of Sri Pattabhi Jois.

This site provides biographical and contact information. a list of concerts in the Philadelphia area (fairly regularly updated) and links to sites of interest relating to Indian classical music and ashtanga yoga.
Allyn Miner
South Asia Studies, University of Pennsylvania
820 Williams Hall, Philadelphia PA 19104-6305
(215) 898-7475


Sitar and Sarod in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries
International Institute for Traditional Music, Berlin. Florian Noetzel, Heinrichshofen-B?cher, Wilhelmshaven, 1993. Reprint, New Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass, Performing Arts Series 7, 1997. Available at

The Sangitopanisatsaroddhara: a fourteenth-century text on music from western India. Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA) Kalamulasastra Series 28, 1998.

"The sitar: an Overview of Change"
in the world of music, 2/1990, International Institute for Comparative Music Studies, Wilhelmshaven.

"Hindustani Music. The Modern Period"
MGG (Die Music in Geschichte und Gegenwart) Kassel, Barenreiter-Verlag, 1995.

Translations/studies in progess

The Minqar-i Musiqar of Hazrat Inayat Khan, an annotated translation from the Urdu edition of 1912.

The Sangitaparijata, a seventeenth-century Sanskrit text on Indian music.


Rainbow CD, 1998 Neelam Audio & Video. To listen, go to Rainbow .
This CD and other demo recordings are also available from


Beginning and Intermediate Sitar

Performing Arts in South Asia

India's Classical Musics

South Asia Studies, University of Pennsylvania

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