Everything about the Society of Indian Record Collectors, Mumbai.
The Record News (TRN)
TRN is a magazine of the Society of Indian Record Collectors. Thanks to Suresh Chandvankar and the SIRC, past issues of the official magazine of the Society are being made available here in low resolution pdf. [For obtaining them in print or at a higher resolution, please contact Dr. Chandvankar.]
NOTE: SIRC has stopped publication of The Record News. I will be posting occasional material provided by the Society.
20160612: Posting a presentation on M. S. Subbulakshmi.
TRN issue of 2011
TRN issue of 2010
TRN issue of 2009
TRN issue of 2008
TRN issue of 2007 Part VI
TRN issue of 2007 Part V
TRN issue of 2007 Part IV
TRN issue of 2007 Part III
TRN issue of 2007 Part II
TRN issue of 2007 Part I
TRN issue of 2006
TRN issue of 2005
TRN issue of 2004 Part II
TRN issue of 2004 Part I
TRN issue of 2003
TRN issue of 2002
TRN issue of 2001 Part I
TRN issue of 2001 Part II
TRN issue of 2000 Part II
TRN issue of 2000 Part I
TRN issue of 1999
TRN issue of January-April 1998
TRN issue of July-October 1997
TRN issue of January-April 1997
TRN issue of October 1996
TRN issue of July 1996
TRN issue of April 1996
TRN issue of January 1996
TRN issue of October 1995
TRN issue of July 1995
TRN issue of April 1995
TRN issue of January 1995
TRN issue of October 1994
TRN issue of July 1994
TRN issue of April 1994
TRN issue of January 1994
TRN issue of October 1993
TRN issue of July 1993
TRN issue of April 1993
TRN issue of January 1993
TRN issue of October 1992
TRN issue of July 1992
TRN issue of April 1992
TRN issue of January 1992
TRN issue of October 1991
TRN issue of July 1991
TRN issue of April 1991
TRN issue of January 1991
Lot of research has been done on this national song by Suresh Chandvankar and his fellow researchers. Very detailed information is available in The Record News . Look in the issues of 1997, 1999, 2000 and 2012. Around 2005 he prepared an audio lecture on Vande Matram. Listen to the whole presentation.
Vande Mataram presentation in 3 parts, presenting about 30 audio versions including one by Tagore:
This audio corresponds mostly to the last section of this article that appeared in The Magazine for Traditional Music throughout the World Vande Matram Article by Suresh
A meeting was held in Mumbai during February 1990, attended by about 30 persons, to discuss the possibility of forming the Society. The Society came into existence in May 1990. The Society now has branches all over India and where meetings and listening sessions are held.
Aims and Objectives
The Society intends to bring together all persons and institutions interested in Preservation, Promotion and Research
in all aspects of Indian musical culture. The two-page brochure of the society is here, Brochure
Please note that membership fees have been revised. see below
The Record News, The Journal of the SIRC This journal has been published since January 1991 and has articles on recording history, discographies and opinion pieces.
The table of contents is here
The society encourages all interested persons and institutions (through their representatives) to become members. The current membership consists of two Honorary members,
1] Mr.V.A.K.Rangarao, Madras
2] Mr.Har Mandir Singh Hamraaz, Kanpur
103 life members from India, 33 life members from abroad and a few annual members.
Managing Committee Day-to-day activities are managed by the following:
Honorary Secretary: Suresh Chandvankar
Honorary Treasurer: Krishnaraj Merchant
Journal Editor: Suresh Chandvankar
How to become a member
Please contact the Honorary Secretary. His contact information is
801, Bhaskara, TIFR Housing Complex, Navy Nagar, Mumbai 400005, INDIA
Phone (Residence) 91-22-2280 4986
More info about Suresh and his activities is here
Membership Fees and Benefits
In India, Annual Membership is Rs. 1,000 and Life Membership is Rs. 10,000
Abroad, Annual Membership is $100 US and Life Membership is $1,000 US.
The annual membership includes a subscription to the Society Journal and runs from July to June. Life members get all the back issues as well as all future issues.
Michael Kinnear, an Australian research scholar, who has been studying the history of the record industry in India has published many heavily-researched books on records and recording artists in India. His books can be ordered from the Society.