Indian culture is an amalgamation of color and splendor. The rise of Indian culture about 4500 years ago has shown developments in the academic field, infrastructure, and the arts. Specifically, music. Indian classical music is one of the most ancient forms of music. As an Indian, my childhood has been filled with sweet melodies and ragas (the fundamental element in Indian music) that have influenced my character and solidified my position as an Indian. Without Indian music, I would not feel as connected to my community as I do today.
Indian music is based on melody, Westerners might interpret Indian Western music has played a significant role in how Indian music is today. Western ideas can be found in Bollywood music primarily, while Indian classical music retains its original structure, which is a migration and mix of cultures that pertain to the Indian Subcontinent.
The diversity of India is a major factor in the construction of its music, the broad term of Indian music can be separated into south (Carnatic) and north (hindustani) music, however, there are only slight differences. Whereas western music accounts for the areas of Europe and the United States.