The Society of Indian Record Collectors
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NEW July 25, 2011 Posting resumed
PAST ISSUES of The Record News
Thanks to Dr,. 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 at the contact info below.]
A meeting was held in Mumbai during February 1990, attended
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
Aims and Objectives
The Society intends to bring together all persons and institutions
Promotion and Research
in all aspects of Indian musical culture. The two-page brochure of the
society is here, Brochure
Please note thaat 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,
2] Mr.Har Mandir
103 life members from India, 33 life members from abroad and a few
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
Membership Fees and Benefits
In India, Annual Membership is Rs. 1,000 and Life Membership is Rs.
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
heavily-researched books on records and recording artists in
India. His books can be ordered from the Society.
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