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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Sripada K marked it as to-read Jan 02, This first authorised biography offers a glimpse into her life, not to reveal or to shock but to set the record annapuena turbulent years with Ravi Shankar, the death of her only son, her single-minded pursuit of music and a life in seclusion.

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Annapurna Devi: An Unheard Melody

By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. Her passing is the end of an era. He wanted to bring in speed, beats, tabla, and novelty in to Sitar. If you are in a excited state or angryyou cannot judge the situation. Books by Swapan Kumar Bondyopadhyay.

Shirin Mehrotra added it Sep 02, She, the last living transmitter of the Maihar Gharana. For her, music was a spiritual path, not for entertainment. Sunil annapurna it really liked it Dec 28, Abhishek rated it liked it Oct 24, This book is not yet featured on Listopia.


So for a while it looks like the entire family was having a great time. Ravi Shankar continues to practice Sitar. She sang only for her god and herself.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. She was married to my guruji Shankarbut there is speculation that she was better than guruji.

An Unheard Melody: Annapurna Devi by Swapan Kumar Bondyopadhyay

xevi When she surrenders to it, it just happens. I think all this, being a recluse and living aloneworks in her favor. He has written for national dailies like The Telegraph and is a regular contributor to the literary magazine Desh. She sang a bit and told me to follow her lesson. Delivery and Returns see our delivery rates and policies thinking of returning an item? However nothing much is known about her personal life except that her marriage with Ravi Shankar was a disaster.

Dhyan Sijin uhneard it it was amazing Dec 20, Archana Dash marked it as to-read May 21, This is again one of the reasons for the rift between Annapurna and Ravi Shankar.

Not many have heard her play live but those who have, still talk about annxpurna. Start reading Annapurna Devi on your Kindle in under a minute. 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 her time instead to her music, her students and to keeping her father’s legacy alive.

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She never tried to get qnnapurna the limelight, but was still meloddy respected because her talent was phenomenal. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer – no Kindle device required. Shyamanuja rated it really liked it Nov 20, I still remember that composition.

Ravi Shankar starts living next door to Baba to learn Sitar from him.

Yet, Annapurna’s life is shrouded in mystery. Refresh and uheard again. I am also named after her son Shubhendra. Both gave a few performances in Delhi and for which the book says anecdotally that Annapurna was better appreciated than Ravi Shankar.

So, soon, the logical thing happened. Annapurna Devi classical musicians. Their personalities were poles apart. To ask other readers questions about An Unheard Melodyplease sign up. meloyd

Sugata marked it as to-read Dec 11, Saisaa rated it it was amazing Feb 17,