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Read An Unheard Melody by Swapan Kumar Bondyopadhyay by Swapan Kumar Drawing on interviews with Annapurna Devi and her family members. 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 Unheard Melody has 22 ratings and 1 review. Baba Allauddin Khan’s daughter, Pandit Ravi Shankar’s first wife, Ustad Ali Akbar Khan’s.

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Since the last 40 years, Annapurna has been living in Mumbai and teaching Sitar to a selected few.

An Unheard Melody: Annapurna Devi

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Sucheta rated it it was amazing Dec 26, I saw Basant Kabraji there, head down, practising two chalans in Yaman. Write a product review. Indu Muralidharan rated it liked it Jul 11, A Life in Music. She immersed herself in hours of riyaz and teaching Sitar. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. The author says that he was unable to get the actual reason out of Annapurna. The quarrels in fact were one sided as Annapurna would always maintain silence for any accusation. Not many have heard her play live but those who have, still talk about it.

They have a sonSubhendra Sankar with in a year. I lived with guruji for years and he never spoke anything against her and neither did we hear her say anything. The aalap, the slow soulful playing of notes and experiencing each note is the essence of playing Sitar. Some of her disciples are the stalwarts of Indian musici.


He has also made a documentary on Maihar. So, soon, the logical thing happened. The author of this book, Swapan Kumar Bondyopadhay, meets all these musicians and tries to cull information about Annapurna. I think all this, being a recluse and living aloneworks in her favor.

He shoots and the target is there. Annapurna Devi has chosen to make herself almost inaccessible.

See our Returns Policy. You are commenting using your Facebook account. She may not have performed a lot in public, but in my opinion, the seva that she did for music, through teaching students, was great. Sunil rated it really liked it Dec 28, He knew that people were no longer going to sit and enjoy a two hour long aalap.

Annapurna Devi: An Unheard Melody – Swapan Kumar Bondyopadhyay – Google Books

We spoke to those who knew her and those who knew of her. She, the last living transmitter of the Me,ody Gharana. But at the same time, he had his affair going.

When any relationship goes sour, there are repercussions felt by people around.

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It was independent of the externalities of a stage appearance. For all that said for her temper, she was very loving. To get the free app, enter mobile phone number. And she is a star in her own right—the only female surbahar player in the country. Customers who bought annapurrna item also bought.


In the Zen sense. While the book provides some information on Annapurnadevi and other musicians, the writing is unimpressive, patchy and does not reveal the complete personality of the great lady.

Lists with This Book. She has shunned public life to an extent that she ubheard steps out of her house. To ask other readers questions about An Unheard Melodyplease sign up.

Annapurna Devi: An Unheard Melody

Experiential knowledge is concerned with spiritual things where your holistic being is used. The Zen master archer does not aim and shoot. Their personalities were poles apart. Debamitro Chakraborti rated it liked it Jul 07, I lived there like her son. Selected pages Table of Contents. A heart rending tale of a superior musician compelled to stop performing by her sexist, confining husband Ravi Shankar. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

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