Indian music is very charming and subtle in character. A raga is its distinct and unique feature. In the establishment of raga, compositions play a vital and dynamic role. How the mood, musical phrases and the character of compositions lead to the expansion of a raga? How these compositions have been composed? Why there are so many compositions in one raga? How khayal singing has originated and developed? What are the traits of a good composition and a good composer? How the compositions help in the unfoldment of a raga? How a composer entwines the musical phrases, all the subtle aspects of a raga and the feelings related to a raga in a creative manner and why Indian music is unique in itself? This book is an answer to all these questions. It is useful for almost everybody. For an intellectual its theoretical as well as practical aspect would be satiating. For a learner, this book is very helpful to understand ‘raga' as it unfolds the various aspects of a raga. Furthermore, if great maestros would read this book they would appreciate the way every composition has been analyzed dexterously. For a common folk this book would help them to enjoy and understand Indian classical music.