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Begum Akhtar - The Queen of Ghazal
Begum Akhtar - The Queen of Ghazal

Begum Akhtar - The Queen of Ghazal

by Sutapa Mukherjee

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Language

English

Publisher

Rupa

ISBN

8171679854 - Year: 2003 - Pages: 60

Binding

Hardcover

Sutapa Mukherjee
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Author: Sutapa Mukherjee
Publisher: Rupa
Year: 2003
Language: English
Pages: 60
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8171679854

Description

Printed on art paper, this book is the captivating story of one of India’s legendary musicians. Born in a family of court singers, she transformed herself from Akhtaribai Faizabadi to the revered Begum Akhtar. A singer who captured the heart of a nation by her grace and incomparable singing.

Her voice had the seductiveness of mellow wine. When Begum Akhtar sang, she could make her audience sway to every emotion in the lyrics of a ghazal.

Once ghazals and thumris were the music of the court singers. It was Begum Akhtar’s great artistry that took the music from the kothas and gave it a place on the concert stage as a light classical music.



THE CHARITAVALI SERIES

Charitavali is a series of biographies dedicated to the legendary figures of India. The series presents the lives of great kings, freedom fighters, political thinkers, social reformers, pioneers of industry, eminent scientists, philosophers, artists, musicians, dancers and film stars, writers and sports people.

These biographies have been written for the reader who is curious about the life, achievements and character of these legends. Full of fascinating stories and facts, written in an easy, story telling style, these biographies will make these great Indians and their times come alive for the reader.

Contents

CHAPTER ONE
Her First Concert

CHAPTER TWO
The Talkies Era

CHAPER THREE
Akhtaribai Faizabadi

CHAPTER FOUR
From Akhtaribai to Begum Akhtar

CHAPTER FIVE
Great Artiste, Greater Humanist

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