Subscribe for Newsletters and Discounts
Be the first to receive our thoughtfully written
religious articles and product discounts.
Your interests (Optional)
This will help us make recommendations and send discounts and sale information at times.
By registering, you may receive account related information, our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
.
By subscribing, you will receive our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. All emails will be sent by Exotic India using the email address info@exoticindia.com.

Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
|6
Your Cart (0)
Share our website with your friends.
Email this page to a friend
Books > Performing Arts > Bismillah Khan : The Shehnai Maestro
Displaying 462 of 1280         Previous  |  NextSubscribe to our newsletter and discounts
Bismillah Khan : The Shehnai Maestro
Pages from the book
Bismillah Khan : The Shehnai Maestro
Look Inside the Book
Description
About the Author

Neeraja Poddar grew up in Kolkata where she received her BA in English Literature. She is currently working towards her MA in History of Art at the National Museum Institute. This is her first published work.

 

From The Jacket

Even at the age of eighty-seven, Ustad Bismillah Khan continues to woo his listeners with the melodious notes of the shehnai, an instrument that he almost single-handedly brought out from the Purdah and firmly established on the international stage.

Ustadji's life is a perfect example of the rich, cultural heritage of India, one that effortlessly accepts that a devout Muslim like him can very naturally play the shehani every morning at the Kashi Balaji temple. It also accepts when Ustadji-while openly flouting orthodox religious practices-plays the shehnai in the streets of Benaras on the occasion of Moharram. His reason? Something as beautiful as music is possibly the best channel of communication with God.

In this book, discover the life of one of India's greatest musical legends, with all his endearing qualities and quirks-be it his humility, fondness for his cup of tea, or his need for Benaras, the city that continue to inspire him.

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.

 

Introduction

 

Cervantes said, "Where there is music, there can be no evil". The shehnai is one such instrument, a mangala vadya whose melodious sound dispels all evil. Earlier, the shehnai player would be heard and not seen. At weddings, temples and ceremonial occasions, he would sit in the naubatkhaana and play his instrument, invisible to the eyes of those attending the ceremonies. But now the shehnai has emerged from behind the Purdah, the veil has been dropped and it is seen proud and glorious in the very midst of listeners it hid its face from before. It has become a favourite with many discerning enthusiasts of Indian classical music and has attained worldwide fame. One man's efforts are responsible to a great extent for giving the shehnai its world renowned status. It is a name that has become synonymous with the instrument itself. He is arguably the greatest shehnai-vadak of all times, Ustad Bismillah Khan.

 

Contents
Acknowledgements 9
Introduction 5
Kashi 6
Guru-Shishya Parampara 11
Religion and Spirituality 23
A Humble and Sensitive Artist 27
A Simple Man 31
Awards and Recognition 37
Conclusion 56
Forefathers of Ustad Bismillah Khan 60
Landmarks 61
References 62

 

Sample Pages




Bismillah Khan : The Shehnai Maestro

Item Code:
IDI726
Cover:
Hardcover
Edition:
2004
ISBN:
9798129103511
Language:
English
Size:
7.1" X 6.9
Pages:
62 (Black & White Illus: 33)
Other Details:
Weight of the Book: 270 gms
Price:
$16.50   Shipping Free
Look Inside the Book
Add to Wishlist
Send as e-card
Send as free online greeting card
Bismillah Khan : The Shehnai Maestro

Verify the characters on the left

From:
Edit     
You will be informed as and when your card is viewed. Please note that your card will be active in the system for 30 days.

Viewed 10508 times since 13th Apr, 2016
About the Author

Neeraja Poddar grew up in Kolkata where she received her BA in English Literature. She is currently working towards her MA in History of Art at the National Museum Institute. This is her first published work.

 

From The Jacket

Even at the age of eighty-seven, Ustad Bismillah Khan continues to woo his listeners with the melodious notes of the shehnai, an instrument that he almost single-handedly brought out from the Purdah and firmly established on the international stage.

Ustadji's life is a perfect example of the rich, cultural heritage of India, one that effortlessly accepts that a devout Muslim like him can very naturally play the shehani every morning at the Kashi Balaji temple. It also accepts when Ustadji-while openly flouting orthodox religious practices-plays the shehnai in the streets of Benaras on the occasion of Moharram. His reason? Something as beautiful as music is possibly the best channel of communication with God.

In this book, discover the life of one of India's greatest musical legends, with all his endearing qualities and quirks-be it his humility, fondness for his cup of tea, or his need for Benaras, the city that continue to inspire him.

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.

 

Introduction

 

Cervantes said, "Where there is music, there can be no evil". The shehnai is one such instrument, a mangala vadya whose melodious sound dispels all evil. Earlier, the shehnai player would be heard and not seen. At weddings, temples and ceremonial occasions, he would sit in the naubatkhaana and play his instrument, invisible to the eyes of those attending the ceremonies. But now the shehnai has emerged from behind the Purdah, the veil has been dropped and it is seen proud and glorious in the very midst of listeners it hid its face from before. It has become a favourite with many discerning enthusiasts of Indian classical music and has attained worldwide fame. One man's efforts are responsible to a great extent for giving the shehnai its world renowned status. It is a name that has become synonymous with the instrument itself. He is arguably the greatest shehnai-vadak of all times, Ustad Bismillah Khan.

 

Contents
Acknowledgements 9
Introduction 5
Kashi 6
Guru-Shishya Parampara 11
Religion and Spirituality 23
A Humble and Sensitive Artist 27
A Simple Man 31
Awards and Recognition 37
Conclusion 56
Forefathers of Ustad Bismillah Khan 60
Landmarks 61
References 62

 

Sample Pages




Post a Comment
 
Post Review
Post a Query
For privacy concerns, please view our Privacy Policy

Related Items

The Last Word In Shehnai: Ustad Bismillah Khan (Audio CD)
Ustad Bismillah Khan
Music Today (2009)
55:54 Minutes
Item Code: ICO052
$28.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Best of Ustad Bismillah Khan (Unforgettable Performances by The Shahenshah of Shehnai) (MP3 CD)
Ustad Bismillah Khan
Sony Music Entertainment India Pvt. Ltd. (2013)
3 hours Approx
Item Code: IZA017
$28.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
The World of Bismillah Khan: Shehnai (Set of 5 Audio CDs)
Bismillah Khan
Music Today(2010)
259 min.36 seconds
Item Code: IZZ258
$72.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Raga From Music Today - Bismillah Khan (Shehnai) (Audio CD)
Bismillah Khan
Music Today(2007)
Item Code: ICR130
$22.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
A Legend Lives On: Bismillah Khan (Audio CD)
Bismillah Khan
Music Today (2005)
69:07 Minutes
Item Code: ICE019
$28.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Aaradhana: Bhajans Composed by Ustad Bismillah Khan (Audio CD)
Ustad Bismillah Khan
Times Music (2005)
Item Code: IDA007
$30.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Ustad Bismillah Khan: Legends Forever (The Finest in Indian Classical Music) (Audio CD)
Ustad Bismillah Khan
Sony BMG Music Entertainment (India) Pvt. Ltd. (2007)
Item Code: IZZ916
$24.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
The Best of Ustad Bismillah Khan Ever (Set of 5 Audio CDs)
Ustad Bismillah Khan
Saregama India Ltd. (2012)
Item Code: IZZ627
$75.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
The Greatest Hits of Ustad Bismilah Khan: Instrumental Shehnai (Audio CD)
Ustad Bismilah Khan
Saregama India Ltd. (2011)
Item Code: IZZ733
$30.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Romantic Pahadi (Audio CD): Easy Listening Instrumental Music by Indian Maestros
Saregama (2005)
Item Code: ICR141
$28.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Eternal Ragas<br> Timeless Treasures of Indian Classical Music <br>Instrumental (Audio CD)
Saregama (2001)
Item Code: ICD080
$28.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
The Best of Hindustani Instrumental (Over 8 Hours of Music) (MP3 CD)
Various Artists
Music Today (2007)
526:26 Minutes
Item Code: ICD030
$22.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Bismillah Khan – The Maestro from Benaras
by Juhi Sinha
Hardcover (Edition: 2011)
Niyogi Books
Item Code: NAC541
$40.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Eminent Indians: Musicians
by M L Ahuja
Paperback (Edition: 2006)
Rupa and Co
Item Code: IDK570
$9.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Music and Musical Instruments of India (In Color)
by Madhumita Dutta
Hardcover (Edition: 2008)
IBS Books
Item Code: IDL119
$29.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now

Testimonials

The best and fastest service worldwide - I am in Australia and I put in a big order of books (14 items) on a Wednesday; it was sent on Friday and arrived at my doorstep early on Monday morning - amazing! All very securely packed in a very strong cardboard box. I have bought several times from Exotic India and the service is always exceptionally good. THANK YOU and NAMASTE!
Charles (Rudra)
I just wanted to say that this is I think my 3rd (big) order from you, and the last two times I received immaculate service, the books arrived well and it has been a very pleasant experience. Just wanted to say thanks for your efficient service.
Shantala, Belgium
Thank you so much EXOTIC INDIA for the wonderfull packaging!! I received my order today and it was gift wrapped with so much love and taste in a beautiful golden gift wrap and everything was neat and beautifully packed. Also my order came very fast... i am impressed! Besides selling fantastic items, you provide an exceptional customer service and i will surely purchase again from you! I am very glad and happy :) Thank you, Salma
Salma, Canada.
Artwork received today. Very pleased both with the product quality and speed of delivery. Many thanks for your help.
Carl, UK.
I wanted to let you know how happy we are with our framed pieces of Shree Durga and Shree Kali. Thank you and thank your framers for us. By the way, this month we offered a Puja and Yagna to the Ardhanarishwara murti we purchased from you last November. The Brahmin priest, Shree Vivek Godbol, who was visiting LA preformed the rites. He really loved our murti and thought it very paka. I am so happy to have found your site , it is very paka and trustworthy. Plus such great packing and quick shipping. Thanks for your service Vipin, it is a pleasure.
Gina, USA
My marble statue of Durga arrived today in perfect condition, it's such a beautiful statue. Thanks again for giving me a discount on it, I'm always very pleased with the items I order from you. You always have the best quality items.
Charles, Tennessee
Jay Shree Krishna Shrimud Bhagavatam Mahapurana in Sanskrat Parayana is very very thankful to you we are so gratefully to your seva
Mrs. Darbar, UK.
Its a very efficient website and questions queries are responded promptly. very reliable website. Thank you.
Kailash, Australia.
Beautiful and amazing products. Super quality
Vraja, USA
Thank you so much. I have received Krishna statue. Excellent art work and beautiful as I expected. Certainly I will recommend and plan to visit your store when I am coming to India.
Kannan, Canada.
TRUSTe
Language:
Currency:
All rights reserved. Copyright 2017 © Exotic India