Time Line

1937, 25th November – Birth, Pune

1942 to 1951 – Schooling at Aryan High School, Mumbai

1948 to 58 – Training from Pt. Gajananrao Joshi (vocal music – Gwalior, Jaipur, Agra gharana)

1958 to 62 – Training from Pt. Prahlad Ganu (vocal music – Agra gharana)

1960 – LL.B., University of Bombay

1962 – M.A. in Marathi, Wilson Collage, University of Bombay

1962 to 66 – Training from Pt. Laxmanrao Bodas (vocal music – Gwalior gharana)

1964 – M.A. in English, Wilson Collage, University of Bombay

1963 to 1966 – Worked at AIR, Mumbai Station

1968 – Book published – Nicobar Bete (National Book Trust, New Delhi, Translated into Marathi)

1967, June 16th – Marriage with Hemangini Ranade

1967 to 1968 – Lectureship at Sidhharth Collage of Commerce and Economics

1968 to 83 – Directorship at University Music Center, Bombay

1970 to 74 – Training from Prof. B. R. Deodher (Voice culture & vocal music)

1971
Book published – Sangeetache Saundaryashastra (Mouj Prakashan Griha and Aesthetics Society, Bombay)
Composed music for play Chavata
Composed music for play Mythmakers

1972
Composed music for play Shonar Bangla
Composed music for play Mata Draupadi
Lecture on Mass Communication Media and Music, Pt. Govindrao Tembe Memorial Lectures, Maharashtra Sahitya Parishad, Belgaum

1973
Composed music for play Devajinae Karuna Keli
Lecture on Rhythm in Arts, N. K. Behre Memorial Series, Vidarbha Sahitya Sangha, Nagpur

1975
Book published – Lokasangeetashastra (Maharashtra Universities Book Production Board, Nagpur)
Book published – Stravinskyche Sangeetik Saundaryashastra (Board of Literature and Culture, Government of Maharashtra)

1976
Lecture-demonstration tour to U.S.S.R. on behalf of the Government of India
Honoured by title ‘Sangeetacharya’ by Akhil Bharatiya Gandharva Mahavidyalaya Mandal)

1978
1978 – Lecture on Voice Culture and Dramatic Speech, Natyacharya K. P. Khadilkar Memorial Series, Marathi Natya Parishad, Bombay

1979
Composed music for play Sandhya Chaya
Visit to U.K. on election to Coulson Indology Fellowship, Wolfson College, Oxford, U.K.

1980
Visit to Mauritius on invitation of the University of Mauritius
Lecture on Music in Maharashtra, Padmavati Memorial Series, Padmavati Pratishthan, Pune

1982
Lecture on ‘Bombay, Music and Drama’, Keshavrao Date Memorial Series, Mumbai Marathi Sangh

1983-1984
Worked as Associate Director (Research), Archives and Research Center for Ethnomusicology, American Institute of Indian Studies, Pune

1983
Lecture on ‘Traditional Communication Media’, Dr. Jagjhap Memorial Lecture, Department of Journalism, Pune University
Lecture on ‘Music and Drama’, Sriram Memorial Series, Sri Ram Center for Arts and Culture, New Delhi

1984-93
Worked as Deputy Director (Research, Theatre Development and Publications), National Center for the Performing Arts, Mumbai

1984
Study Tour to China, Government of India
Book published – On Music and Musicians of Hindoostan (Promilla and Co. New Delhi)
Thematic musical presentation – Natyasangitachi Vatchal
Lecture on ‘Music and Literature’, Vishnushastri Chiplunkar Lectures, Ruia College, Bombay
Lecture on ‘Musics and Rhythms’, Palghat Mani Ayer Memorial Lecture, Bengalore
Paper on ‘Performance and its Peripherals’, Seminar-cum-Workshop on Documentation and Archiving, Archives and Research Center For Ethnomusicology, Pune

1986
Book published – Stage Music of Maharashtra (Sangeet Natak Akademi, New Delhi)
Thematic musical presentation – Manapamanatil Gani
Presentation on ‘Oral Traditions’, Training Workshop in Documentation and Dissemination of Performing Arts in Asia, Center for Cultural Resources and Training, New Delhi

1987
Represented India in the SAARC Workshop on Documentation of Oral Traditions, Islamabad, Pakistan
Paper on ‘Text, Tone and Tune: An Indian Perspective’, ‘International Seminar on Text, Tone and Tune, Archives and Research Center for Ethnomusicology, New Delhi

1988
Thematic musical presentation – Sawan
Composed music for play Ek Jhunja Varyashi (Received Maharashtra State Award for Music Direction for the year 1988-89)
Composed music for exhibition ‘Akar’ (an International Exhibition on Calligraphy, IGNCA, New Delhi)
Edited ‘Music from Gangubai Hangal’, a Multi-media Album, Academy of Performing Arts, Hubli
Lecture on ‘Films and Music’, Discourses on Film Music, Ashay Film Club, Pune
Paper on ‘The Non-musical Uses of Music’, The Indo-Soviet Seminar on Music, New Delhi
Paper on ‘The Indo-Portuguese Experience: Performing Arts,’ The Indo-Portuguese Colloquium, New Delhi

1989
Book published – Maharashtra: Art Music (Maharashtra Information Center, New Delhi)
Thematic musical presentation – Baithakichi Lavani
Composed music for exhibition ‘Discovery of India’ (Nehru Center, Bombay)
Lecture on ‘Voice, Language and Speech’, Bandodkar Memorial Series, Maharashtra Information Center, Panji, Goa
Visit to Japan – Represented India in the Asian/Pacific Music Materials Co-Production Programme, Asian Cultural Center for the UNESCO, Tokyo, Japan
Presentation on ‘Traditional Forms in Contemporary Theatre’, Nehru Shatabdi Natya Samaroha, New Delhi
Paper on ‘Time and Tala: Musicology and Aesthetics’, Also staged a happening on the theme ‘Space-time, Time-Space, Seminar on Time, ‘Max Mueller Bhavan and N.C.P.A., Bombay
Visit to Ireland – Visiting Professorship in Ethnomusicology, The Queen’s University, Belfast, Northern Ireland, U.K.

1990
Book published – Keywords and Concepts in Hindustani Art Music (Promilla and Co., New Delhi)
Lecture on ‘Indology and Ethnomusicology: Contours of Early Indo-British Relationship’, Prin. Dr. H. R. Karnik Indological Lectures, Department of Sanskrit, University of Bombay
Paper on ‘Limits, Borders and Boundaries: Performance, Seminar on ‘Limits, Borders and Boundaries’, Bombay
Paper on ‘Religion and Music’ and Presentation of a compeered programme Devgani, Seminar on Religion and Music, N.C.P.A. and Kalanirnay

1991
Visit to U.S.A. – Invited to the Conference on ‘Music, Growth and Aging’ at Rochester University of Medicine and Eastman School of Music, Rochester, U.S.A. Presented paper on ‘Music, Growth and Aging: An Indian Perspective’, with a concert.
Book published – Music and Drama (Sri Ram Center for Art and Culture, New Delhi)
Thematic musical presentation – Devagani
Release of cassette album ‘Baithakichi Lavani’, Oriental Cassettes, Bombay
Release of cassette album ‘Devagani’, Kalanirnaya-Zapata Cassettes, Bombay
Edited special issue of Sangeet Natak: Hindi Film Music: A Perspective, Sangeet Natak Akademi, New Delhi
Paper on ‘The Felt Space in Music and Theatre’, Workshop on Space, N.C.P.A. and Max Mueller Bhavan, Bombay

1991-92
Appointed National Lecturer in Music, University Grants Commission, New Delhi

1992
Book published – Indology and Ethnomusicology: Contours of Early Indo-British Relationship (Promilla and Co., New Delhi)
Edited special issue Hasya Vinod Sukhatmika (Anthology of Papers, co-edited with Prof. Vijaya Rajadhyaksha, Granthali, Bombay)
Composed music for play Kala Vazir Pandhara Raja
Paper on ‘Organization of Time: Written and Oral Word’, Oral Tradition, Written Word and Communication Systems’, Sahitya Akedemi, New Delhi
Paper on ‘Music and Colour in Hindustan’, also conceived, composed and compeered a composite programme entitled ‘Sangitrang’, Seminar on Color, N.C.P. A. and Max Mueller Bhavan, Bombay
Thematic musical presentation – Sangeetrang

1993
Visit to Japan – Ninth Tokyo Summer Festival, Arion-Edo Foundation, Tokyo
Thematic musical presentation – Swarachakra
Edited special issue Kathashatabdi (Anthology of Papers, co-edited with Prof. Vijaya Rajadhyaksha, Granthali, Bombay)
Thematic musical presentation – Rangbasant
Composed music for play Tempt Me Not!
Paper on ‘Thoughts, Culture and Ideas in the Nineteenth Century: Performing Arts’, International Conference on Maharashtra, S.N.D.T. University, Bombay

1994
Thematic musical presentation – Natyasangeetache Marathi Valan
Kirananchi Savli (column in Maharashtra Times)

1994-95
Selected to the Tagore Chair for Humanities, M. S. University of Baroda (Lectures on: Music, Growth and Aging, Music and Myth)

1995
Visited Germany – presented paper on ‘Wilderness, Rama, Ramayana and Music’ in the seminar on ‘Wilderness’ at The House of World Culture, Berlin
Thematic musical presentation – Radha
Thematic musical presentation – Tribhang to Abhang
Composed music for play Rahile Door Ghar Maze (Maharashtra State Award for Music direction)
Book published – Bhashanrang (Popular Prakashan, Bombay) (reprint 2009)
Paper on ‘Cinematic Structure and Music in India’, International Seminar on Cinema, Sahitya Akademi, New Delhi
Paper on ‘ The Singing Voice: Some Asian perspectives’, International Seminar on ‘Continuities and Divergences in Performing Arts – South Asia and South East Asia’, Asiatic Society, Calcutta
Lec-dem for SIRC – ‘Shikawanarya DhwaniMudrika’

1996
July-August – Visit to Iran: Represented India in the Training Workshop on Traditional Musical Instruments for Asia, presented a paper on ‘Traditional Musical Instruments in India: A Contemporary Perspective’, Iranian National Commission for UNESCO, Teheran, Iran
Oct. 27th – Lec-dem for SIRC – ‘Uttarekadil Wara – Vazebuwa’s Gayaki’

1997
Thematic musical presentation – Rachana Te Bandish
Book published – Hindustani Music (National Book Trust, New Delhi) (First Reprint 2002, second 2005)
Visit to Holland – December – Seminar on ‘The History of North Indian Music: 14th – 20th Centuries’, Presented a Paper on Marathi Stage Music at Rotterdam Conservatorium, Holland
July – Paper on ‘Tanpura: A Phenomenon’, Seminar on Tanpura, Music Forum, Bombay
Paper on ‘Modernism in Maharashtra: Music and Song’, International Conference on Maharashtra, Maharashtra Vidyapeeth, Pune
Paper on ‘Bandish’, Workshop on Bandish, Music Forum, Bombay
Presentation on ‘Diversity and Heritage in Music: India’, Indian National Science Association: 67th session, New Delhi
Lec-dem for SIRC – ‘Master Krishnarao – Ek LeelaSwar’
Nov. 30th – Shashthyabdi Poorti Samarmbha in Pune

1998
2nd July – Music Forum Award for Music Research, Music Forum, Mumbai
Visit to Denmark – Represented India and presented a paper on ‘Music Education in a Multi-cultural Society’, International Music Council of UNESCO, Aarhus, Denmark
Paper on ‘Guru-Shihya Parampara: In Larger Perspective’, International Seminar on Teaching of North Indian Music, Music Forum, Bombay
Book published – Essays in Indian Ethnomusicology (Munshiram Manoharlal, New Delhi)
Aug–Sept – Edited special issue Lok Sangeet Ank (Sangeet Kala Vihar)
Oct. – Shashthyabdi Poorti Samarmbha in Mumbai
Dec – Master Krishnarao Phulambrikar Puraskar, Maharashtra Sahitya Parishad, Pune
Lecture on ‘Towards Indian Musicology, and Towards History of Hindustani Music’, Pt. V. N. Bhatkhande Memorial Lectures, Indian Musicological society, Mumbai
December – Paper on ‘Shrangar to Shangar: Muscial Gamut’, International Seminar on Shangar and Shringar, organized by Carleton University, Canada and University of Bombay, Bombay
Lec-dem for SIRC – ‘S D Burman’

1999
Visit to Australia – Paper on ‘Body, Music and Maharashtra’ at The Eighth International Conference on Maharashtra (January 5th to 10th), University Department of History, Sydney, Australia
Visit to Italy – Presented Paper on ‘Women Composers in India’, Italy
Composed music for exhibition walk through ‘On Fatehpur Sikri’ (NCST, Mumbai)
Aug-Sept – Edited special issue Dharma Sangeet Ank (Sangeet Kala Vihar)
November – Paper on Ideas of Musical Excellence, International Seminar on Saundarya, organized by Carleton University, Canada and India International Center, India, Delhi
December – Paper on ‘Communication in Music’, International Seminar on Technique vs. Content, Music Forum, Mumbai
Lec-dem for SIRC – ‘Madan Mohan’
Lec-dem for SIRC – ‘Vande Mataram – Geet Ani Sangeet’

2000
Thematic musical presentation – Gayakiche valan
May 6th – Lecture cum audio presentation on Vazebuwa Gayaki during the publishing ceremony of newly compiled edition of Vazebuwa’s ‘Sangeet-Kala-Prakash’.
September – Visit to Amman – presented Paper on ‘Religion and Music’
October – visit to Germany – Audio Recording and Oral Tradition, Berlin Phonogram Archives, Berlin
Lec-dem for SIRC – ‘Aarambh-Kaal – Saraswati Devi, Ghulam Haidar, etc’
Lec-dem for SIRC – ‘Rashtra + Geet = RashtraGeet’

2001
Book published – Reflections on Musicology and History – With reference to Hindustani Music (Indian Musicological Society, Mumbai-Baroda)
Book published – Bhashan Va Natya Vishayak Vichar (Popular Prakashan, Mumbai)
May 5th – Program on ‘Raga Khat’ at Bharat Gayan Samaj, Pune (in memory of Vazebuwa)
Lec-dem for SIRC – ‘Kondan Ani Moti – Mogubainchi Gayaki’

2002
Visit to Nairobi for Kenya Music Festival
Workshop & lecture series organized by SPECTRUM at KalaChaya, Pune

2003
Composed music for Hindi feature film Ahilyabai Holkar
Visit to U.S.A. as distinguished Visiting Professor, Colorado College of Music, Colorado Springs, U.S.A.
Visit to Germany – Composed and presented music along with Prof Sandeep Bhagwati for Contemporary Exchange, Ensemble Moderne, Berlin-Frankfurt, Germany

2004
Thematic musical presentation Sanchit
Lec-dem for SIRC – ‘Kundanlal Saigal’
Lec-dem for SIRC – ‘Kesarbai – One of my heroines’
Lec-dem for SIRC – ‘Vivekanand Ani Sangeet’
Lec-dem for SIRC – ‘Vande Mataram’

2005
Ford Visiting Fellowship: School for Aesthetics and Arts, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India
Thematic musical presentation – Chandrabhairavi

2006
Book published – Hindustani Music (National Book Trust, New Delhi)
Book published – Music-Contexts: A Concise Dictionary of Hindustani Music (Promilla Publishers, New Delhi)
Book published – Hindi Film Song: Music Beyond Boundaries (Promilla Publishers, New Delhi)

2007
Thematic musical presentation Geetibhan
Visit to U.S.A. – appointed as distinguished Visiting Professor for second time at Colorado College of Music, Colorado Springs, U.S.A
Thematic musical presentation Santanchi Vatchal
Release of CD album ‘Geetibhan’, Departent of Music, University of Mumbai
Release of CD album ‘Santanchi Vatchal’, Shree Charitable trust, Mumbai
Release of CD album ‘Sanchay’, Underscore Records, Mumbai
Government of Maharashtra Award for Kaladan
Nov 25th – Dr Ranade was interviewed by Dr Aneesh Pradhan & Shubha Mudgal in Karnatak Sangh, event organized by Underscore Records Pvt. Ltd.

2008
Jan 19th & 20th – Ranade 70th anniversary program in Pune (by Maharashtra Cultural Centre)
April 4th – Ranade interviewed by Vinay Hardikar at his residence
Thematic musical presentation Kala Ganesh
Book published – Perspectives on Music: Ideas and Theories (Promilla and Co. Publishers, New Delhi and Chicago)
Release of CD album ‘Kala Ganesh’, Shree Charitable trust, Mumbai

2009
Thematic musical presentation – Raam-Gaane
Book published – Sangeetvichar (Popular Prakashan, Mumbai)
Narhar Kurundkar Puraskar, Government of Maharashtra Award (Criticism) for the book ‘Sangeetvichar’
Release of CD album Raam-Gaane, Shree Charitable trust, Mumbai

2010
Jan 31st – Performance of ‘Radha’ in Gajananrao Joshi Centenary program, Dombivali
March 24th – Presentation on Baithakichi Lawani at NCPA, Mumbai for Sangeet Natak Academy
April 10th – Last Concert in Pune – for Vinay Hardikar 60’ event at S M Joshi Hall, Pune
Book published – Mala Bhavlele Sangeetkar (Rajhans Prakashan, Pune)
Book published – Hindi Chitrapatgeet: Parampara ani Avishkar (Popular prakashan, Mumbai)
P. L. Deshpande Puraskar by Govt of Maharashtra for ‘Mala Bhavlele Sangeekar’
Sangeet Natak akademi Award, New Delhi
Dec 28th – ‘Jeevan Gaurav Puraskar’, Chaturang Pratishthan – in Panji, Goa at the hands of Pt. Hariprasad Chaurasia

2011
Book published – Some Hindustani Musicians: They lit the way! (Promilla Publishers, New Delhi)
April 9th – Last performance of ‘Baithakichi Lawani’ at NCPA
July 30th – Demise, Mumbai