An Unheard Melody: Annapurna Devi

An Unheard Melody: Annapurna DeviBaba Allauddin Khan S Daughter, Pandit Ravi Shankar S First Wife, Ustad Ali Akbar Khan S Sister, Representative Of The Maihar Senia Gharana, Annapurna Devi Has An Illustrious Lineage And She Is A Star In Her Own Right The Only Female Surbahar Player In The CountryYet Annapurna S Life Is Shrouded In Mystery Though She Is A True Guru To Her Shishyas, To Others She Is An Eccentric Recluse Or Simply Too Strong Minded This First Authorised Biography Offers A Glimpse Into Her Life, Not To Reveal Or To Shock But To Set The Record Straight Her Turbulent Years With Ravi Shankar, The Death Of Her Only Son, Her Single Minded Pursuit Of Music And A Life In Seclusion Drawing On Interviews With Annapurna Devi And Her Family Members, Admirers, Critics And Students, Swapan Kumar Bondyopadhyay Offers An Absorbing Portrait Of A Brilliant Individual, Who Shuns Public Performances Devoting Time Instead To Her Music, Her Students And To Keeping Her Father S Legacy AliveAbout The AuthorSwapan Kumar Bondyopadhyay Was Born In Burdwan, West Bengal, In A Rezina Guha Gold Medallist From Calcutta University , He Has Taught English At Visva Bharati University, Santiniketan, West Bengal At Present, He Heads The Department Of English At The Vivekananda Mahavidyalaya In Burdwan He Has Learnt Sitar Under Pandit Indranil Bhattacharjee Of The Maihar Senia Gharana He Was Also Tutored By Annapurna Devi He Has Two Books On Music, In Bengali, To His Credit He Has Written For National Dailies Like The Telegraph And Is A Regular Contributor To The Literary Magazine Desh He Has Also Made A Documentary On Maihar see book link for this

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  • Hardcover
  • 190 pages
  • An Unheard Melody: Annapurna Devi
  • Swapan Kumar Bondyopadhyay
  • English
  • 02 March 2019
  • 9788174363992

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