In short, I am interested to know of the various approaches one could take to learn modern harmonic analysis in depth. However, the question deserves additional details. Currently, I am reading Loukas Grafakos' "Classical Fourier Analysis" (I have progressed to chapter 3). My intention is to read this book and then proceed to the second volume (by the same author) "Modern Fourier Analysis". I have also studied general analysis at the level of Walter Rudin's "Real and Complex Analysis" (first 15 chapters). In particular, if additional prerequisites are required for recommended references, it would be helpful if you could state them.
My request is to know how one should proceed after reading these two volumes and whether there are additional sources that one could use that are helpful to get a deeper understanding of the subject. Also, it would be nice to hear suggestions of some important topics in the subject of harmonic analysis that are current interests of research and references one could use to better understand these topics.
However, I understand that as one gets deeper into a subject such as harmonic analysis, one would need to understand several related areas in greater depth such as functional analysis, PDE's and several complex variables. Therefore, suggestions of how one can incorporate these subjects into one's learning of harmonic analysis are welcome. (Of course, since this is mainly a request for a roadmap in harmonic analysis, it might be better to keep any recommendations of references in these subjects at least a little related to harmonic analysis.)
In particular, I am interested in various connections between PDE's and harmonic analysis and functional analysis and harmonic analysis. It would be nice to know about references that discuss these connections.
Thank you very much!
Additional Details: Thank you for suggesting Stein's books on harmonic analysis! However, I am not sure how one should read these books. For example, there seems to be overlap between Grafakos and Stein's books but Stein's "Harmonic Analysis" seems very much like a research monograph and although it is, needless to say, an excellent book, I am not very sure what prerequisites one must have to tackle it. In contrast, the other two books by Stein are more elementary but it would be nice to know of the sort of material that can be found in these two books but that cannot be found in Grafakos.