Im half Indian, and for some reason lately have been really into Ravi Shankar. The sound is so different from what Im used to but I can listen to the pieces (some in the range of 12 minutes or longer) and love every second of it. The percussion is amazing, the sitar work blows my mind, I love the note choices and ofcourse the playing isn't too bad either . So far I just have Ravi Shankar, about 12 pieces. Also, is there a form of instrumental besides the raga? Thats all I've been able to find besides some cool chants. Pretty much if anyone knows of other amazing sitar players or indian and middle easter music along those lines (instrumentals preferably, although chants are cool, just not the Hindi music video screetching) please jump in with your recomendations.