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Ustad Allauddin Khan - The Legend of Music
Ustad Allauddin Khan - The Legend of Music

Ustad Allauddin Khan - The Legend of Music

by Anuradha Ghosh

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English

Publisher

Publications Division

ISBN

N/A - Year: 1990 - Pages: 66

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Paperback

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Author: Anuradha Ghosh
Publisher: Publications Division
Year: 1990
Language: English
Pages: 66
ISBN/UPC (if available): N/A

Description

It requires immense courage, candour and access to lofty language to write anything about a great personality, more so, if he happens to be one’s own Guru. All of us respected and called Ustad Allauddhin Khan Saheb as our Baba. He was in any case a most unusual personality. Baba belonged to an age and time which upheld high values and an undying faith in the austerity of their vocation. His musical testament was based on the Sanatan, the immortal precept of simple living and high thinking. In fact, in his truly integrated life, Baba practised what he preached. He stood steadfast in his ideals. He was truly like someone who looked one the tempests and remained unshaken.

Baba lived the life of an ascetic. But the role that he played as a performing artist was a mere forced one. This was, as he said, because he loved music more than his life. He was not cut out to be an ordinary entertainer by temperament. Nor did he have the traits of the generalized image of a musician.

Contents

A Tribute to Guru by Pandit Ravi Shankar

The Genesis of This Book

A Time to Thank

Life and Times

Family and Guru

Contribution to Indian Music

NOTES

APPENDIX - A
The Family Tree

APPENDIX - B
Allauddin Khan’s Teachers

BIBLIOGRAPHY

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