This book on Smt Brinda is very informative and presented in an enjoyable format. Youngsters will enjoy reading the life story and the musical contributions of this legend who has left an indelible mark in the history of Carnatic music. This work clearly portrays the hard work that my mother put in and the obstacles that she surmounted to become the artiste that she was. Lakshmi's impeccable research and racy narrative style is complimented by the beautiful art of Ajay Krishnan. Together they bring alive the story of my mother.
Lakshmi has to be truly commended for her efforts towards creating awareness about the lives and contributions of yesteryear legends amongst the younger generation.
This small book is a complete biography of my mother and contains information neither shared nor published so far. The information is authentic. Even hard-core facts are presented in a beautiful and engaging style.
About the Author
Lakshmi Devnath is well-known researcher and writer in the field of Carnatic music. Her articles and features numbering close to 200 have featured in leading publications like The Hindu and Sruti – India’s Premier magazine for the Performing Arts. Her passion is to familiarise the young with India’s glorious heritage through innovative stories. An earlier effort of hers in this direction, Poorva – Magic Miracles and the Mystical Twelve, that narrates the stories of the Azhvars and released in 2007 was a runaway success. The projects that she is currently involved in include Poorva in the Vedic Age; Sargam – a fascinating journey into the world of Carnatic music and this pictorial biographies series. Her other books include – A class Apart, the biography of the educationist Dr (Mrs) Y.G. Parthasarathy and Lotus – a monograph written for danseuse Anita Ratnam. Lakshmi’s full-fledged biography of the living legend Sri Lalgudi Jayaraman is due to be published by Harper Collins shortly.
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