March 8, 2013, Fri 6:10 pm
From the time of the Nawabs the martial music was meant for martial sports,
when a group of armed men would fling themselves upon another,
and would enjoy the sport of killing that was war.
It was all sports, whether on the battle-field or in the secret chamber.
The drums beat and the fifes blew such tunes that would encourage the forces to give
battle either to win or die. But it remained always a fight between brawn and brain,
with the directing maxim that there was nothing wrong in war and the battle-field
served as the arena of sport.
It was all sports, whether on