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Raga Mala :  Ravi Shankar - An Autobiography
Raga Mala : Ravi Shankar - An Autobiography

Raga Mala : Ravi Shankar - An Autobiography

by Pandit Ravi Shankar

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Language

English

Publisher

Genesis Publications

ISBN

1862045925 - Year: 1997 - Pages: 336

Binding

Hardcover

Pandit Ravi Shankar

Author: Pandit Ravi Shankar
Publisher: Genesis Publications
Year: 1997
Language: English
Pages: 336
ISBN/UPC (if available): 1862045925

Description

A beautiful record of the extraordinary life of world-famous sitar maestro, christened by George Harrison as The Godfather of World Music.

Raga Mala features a stunning collection of photographs and documents drawn almost entirely from personal archives, and contributions from a wide circle of friends including Yehudi Menuhin, Zubin Mehta and Philip Glass. The crazy days of sixties superstardom, of Monterey, Woodstock and the Concert for Bangladesh are recalled with both relish and a touch of distant relief.

To this day Ravi has maintained his commitment to the performance of live Hindustani classical music with an endless round of recitals worldwide. Bringing the story up to date, Ravi reflects on the 50th anniversary of Indian independence, forecasts the path Indian music may take in years to come, and reveals his belated conversion to a more settled family life.

To this frank and remarkable account by one of the 20th century's brightest stars Ravi brings the same contrasting qualities that distinguish him as a man and as a musician: a mixture of charm and candor, of dignity and humility, of deep spirituality and wide-eyed, impish fun.

Contents

Foreword by George Harrison

Preface (Tuning Up)

One: Gangeshwari

Two: Bairagi

Three: Rangeshwari

Four: Manamanjari

Five: Suranjani

Six: Kameshwari

Seven: Tilak Shyam

Eight: Jogeshwari

Nine: Mohan Kauns

Ten: Parameshwari

Postscript: Dhun-Rasiya

Afterword by Lord Menuhin

Glossary

Chronology

Credits and Publishers’ Note

Index

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