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An Unheard Melody: Annapurna Devi
An Unheard Melody: Annapurna Devi
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Perhaps the comparisons were inevitable. It was reportedly said that in her music there was eighty percent Baba Allauddin Khan while Ali Akbar Khan had seventy percent and Ravi Shankar had about forty percent.

Ravi Shankar wondered "Why people do not accept that it is possible to love more than one woman at a time. He can do it. He has learnt from his own life that love for one's wife, love for a friend and love for the other woman. Each love is complementary to another. It is a search for fulfillment. It is a pity that Annapurna fails to appreciate this. She is an artist with a large heart, so why is she so guarded in matters of love."

From the Jacket

Baba Allauddin Khan's daughter, Pandit Ravi Shankar's first wife, Ustad Ali Akbar Khan's sister, representative of Maihar-Senia Gharana- Annapurna Devi has an illustrious lineage. And she is a star in her own right-she is the only female surbahar player in the country.

Yet 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 authorized 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, admires, critics and students, Swapan Kumar Bondyopadhyay offers on absorbing portrait of a brilliant individual who shuns public performances devoting her time instead to her music her students and to keeping her father's legacy alive.

About the Author

He was born in Burdwan, West Bengal in 1948. A Rezina Guha Gold medalist, from Calcutta University [1968], he has taught English at Visva-Bharati University, Santiniketan, and West Bengal. At present, he heads the department of English at the Vivekananda Mahavidyalaya in Durdwan. 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.

CONTENTS

Foreword vii
Cast Ix
Preface Xv
Book One 1
The Early Years in Maihar (1917-41) 3
Annapurna and Ravi Shankar (1938-42) 33
Annapurna and Ravi Shankar (1943-56) 47
Book Two 67
The Turbulent Years of Subho Shankar (1942-92) 69
The Death of Subho Shankar (1992) 85
Book Three 89
Annapurna Alone 91
Book Four 101
Annapurna as a Teacher 103
Book Five 139
Annapurna on Annapurna 141
Book Six 149
Rooshi and Annapurna 151
Searching for Annapurna Interviews with Rooshi 160
Epilogue 175
List of Concerts 179
Chronology 180
Selected Reading 185
Glossary 187

An Unheard Melody: Annapurna Devi

Item Code:
IDF965
Cover:
Hardcover
Edition:
2005
ISBN:
8174363998
Language:
English
Size:
8.7" X 5.7"
Pages:
190 (27 Pictures in B/W)
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Weight of the Book: 430 gms
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From the Back of the Book

Perhaps the comparisons were inevitable. It was reportedly said that in her music there was eighty percent Baba Allauddin Khan while Ali Akbar Khan had seventy percent and Ravi Shankar had about forty percent.

Ravi Shankar wondered "Why people do not accept that it is possible to love more than one woman at a time. He can do it. He has learnt from his own life that love for one's wife, love for a friend and love for the other woman. Each love is complementary to another. It is a search for fulfillment. It is a pity that Annapurna fails to appreciate this. She is an artist with a large heart, so why is she so guarded in matters of love."

From the Jacket

Baba Allauddin Khan's daughter, Pandit Ravi Shankar's first wife, Ustad Ali Akbar Khan's sister, representative of Maihar-Senia Gharana- Annapurna Devi has an illustrious lineage. And she is a star in her own right-she is the only female surbahar player in the country.

Yet 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 authorized 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, admires, critics and students, Swapan Kumar Bondyopadhyay offers on absorbing portrait of a brilliant individual who shuns public performances devoting her time instead to her music her students and to keeping her father's legacy alive.

About the Author

He was born in Burdwan, West Bengal in 1948. A Rezina Guha Gold medalist, from Calcutta University [1968], he has taught English at Visva-Bharati University, Santiniketan, and West Bengal. At present, he heads the department of English at the Vivekananda Mahavidyalaya in Durdwan. 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.

CONTENTS

Foreword vii
Cast Ix
Preface Xv
Book One 1
The Early Years in Maihar (1917-41) 3
Annapurna and Ravi Shankar (1938-42) 33
Annapurna and Ravi Shankar (1943-56) 47
Book Two 67
The Turbulent Years of Subho Shankar (1942-92) 69
The Death of Subho Shankar (1992) 85
Book Three 89
Annapurna Alone 91
Book Four 101
Annapurna as a Teacher 103
Book Five 139
Annapurna on Annapurna 141
Book Six 149
Rooshi and Annapurna 151
Searching for Annapurna Interviews with Rooshi 160
Epilogue 175
List of Concerts 179
Chronology 180
Selected Reading 185
Glossary 187
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