Terada Yoshitaka, Professor Emeritus at the National Museum of Ethnology, Osaka, Japan and the Graduate University of Advanced Studies, holds an MA and a PhD in ethnomusicology from the University of Washington. He has also served as a visiting professor at the University of Pittsburgh’s Semester-at-Sea program, New York University, Universität Bonn and the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. His research areas include India, Philippines, Japan and Asian America. He is the editor of Music and Society in South Asia: Perspectives from Japan, a collection of essays on South Asian performing arts by Japanese scholars (National Museum of Ethnology, 2008) and his India-related articles have been published in reputed international journals and as book chapters. For the past twenty years, he has also experimented on filmmaking methods and produced more than thirty films on musical traditions from diverse locations, including two on India.