Dr. Ashok Da. Ranade Archives (ADRA)

The foundation of ‘Dr. Ashok Da. Ranade Archives’ (ADRA) has been laid in line with the   expansive vision of scholar-musician Dr. Ashok Da. Ranade. The archive consists of his collection of wide-ranging and rare material, painstakingly put together over the 50 years of his ethnomusicological journey.

Along with Dr Ranade’s collection, several musicians and veterans have donated their personal collections to ADRA, such as Malini Rajurkar, Sunita Khadilkar, Veenapani Shukla, W.W. Kale, etc.

ADRA is committed to the preservation and digitization of this treasure-house of resources on the performing arts and making it available to students, researchers and performers. ADRA is the brainchild of a multi-dimensioned personality – a Harmonium player, composer and musicologist Dr. Chaitanya Kunte.