Hindustani classical music is both an esoteric pursuit as well as a performing art. The vocal stream of Hindustani music has been identified with gharanas and their stalwarts.
The Jaipur gharana though began its journey in Jaipur district was established and found its roots in Kolhapur and Mumbai.
Ustad Alladiya Khan was the founder Acharya of the gharana...a Colossus of music in his times.
Many disciplic streams emerged from him...the lineage reached in one stream to Pt. Ratnakar pai. Today Vidushi Shalmalee Joshi is the foremost disciple of Pt. Ratnakar Pai. Her music embodies distinct features of the gharana namely Dam-saans mastery over rare ragas and voice culture spanning three octaves with astonishing ease.