About Us

The Jaipur Gunijankhana is an archive dedicated towards the preservation and documentation of music pertaining primarily to the Jaipur Atrauli Gharana. Literally translated, a Gunijankhana is a place where scholarly and gifted artists enthralled the audience with their performances. The Jaipur Gunijankhanaoriginally,was a place in the royal courts of Jaipur where UstadAlladiya Khan, founder of the Jaipur-Atrauli Gharana received much acclaim for this performances.

Located in Deccan Gymkhana, the heart of Pune, the Jaipur Gunijankhanaserves as a music archive and a venue for small baithaks and workshops on music.

Vision

To bring together all recordings, books and articles on the music and musicians of the Jaipur Atrauli Gharana  under one roof .

Mission

To facilitate learning amongst musicians by providing easy access to the music related material pertaining to the Jaipur Atrauli Gharana.  

The Jaipur Gunijankhana was inaugurated by Dr. Arun Dravid on 3rd February 2017

The first year was dedicated to Gaansaraswati Kishori Amonkar. Over the past several months, we have been compiling all her available recordings, writings, photos and any other memorabilia made available to us. We have also hosted four public events to bring forward various aspects of Kishoritai’s musical journey and inspire the young musicians today to follow her path of complete surrender and devotion towards music.