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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I saw Basant Kabraji there, head down, practising two chalans in Yaman. The life at Maihar changed Annapurna to a large extent. She is one of the most insightful persons I have ever met.

For comparison Namita Devidayal’s The Music Room is a very good example of how portraits of the musicians are fully developed and interestingly written. Sugata marked it as to-read Dec 11, See all 3 reviews. Annapurna Devi classical musicians.

Annapurna Devi – An Unheard Melody : Review | Book Reviews

There was inheard very systematic about my learning with Annapurna ma. The last time I met her was on the occasion of Guru Purnima in August this year.

Sripada K marked it as to-read Jan 02, So, he started teaching Sitar to Annapurna.

Music of for that matter any form of art, is a spiritual quest. A Life in Music.

Annapurna Devi: An Unheard Melody

Melodh rated it liked it Oct 24, 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. Shyamanuja rated it really liked it Nov 20, Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Some people know her as the wife of the Pt. Get to Know Us. Saisaa rated it it was amazing Melldy 17, Same is the case with Annapurna with Sitar.


Poonam Sharma devu it it was amazing Sep 19, She was married to my guruji Shankarbut there is speculation that she was better than guruji. The Stories of Songs.

This book leaves a lot to be desired in writing style and content, but it does one thing remarkably: Unfortunately, I never had the good fortune of listening to her perform, although I have some recordings of hers, which are also very rare to find. At present, he heads the department of English at the Vivekananda Mahavidyalaya in Burdwan. Sunil rated it really liked it Dec 28, Both gave a few performances in Delhi and for which the book says anecdotally that Annapurna was better appreciated than Ravi Shankar.

Little is known about Annapurna Devi in the media and amongst sitar lovers. Some say that Ravi Shankar made her take a vow that she would not give a concert in public.

Ashok Unny added it Feb 16, She never tried to get into the limelight, but was still very respected because her talent was phenomenal. I met her when I was about 12 and my father NR Rama Rao, whom she was very fond of, had taken me to see her.

For a while Annapurna tried reconciling to this fact and thought about somehow getting back Ravi Shankar. So, soon, the logical thing happened.

To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: He encourages Ravi Shankar and restores his self-esteem. Lots of useful information. In a sense, she has almost no contact with the outside world. January 13, at Hardcover1pages. This first authorised 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.


Share your thoughts with other customers. V marked it as to-read Aug 31, As she went through suffering her heart grew stronger. He knew that people were no longer going to sit and enjoy a two hour long aalap. In any case, the fact remains that Subhendra, the son of the two of the greatest sitar playersinheritor of Maihar parampara met with a tragic death.

She immersed herself in the teachings of her father. Ravi Shankar starts living next door to Baba to learn Sitar from him.

Don’t have a Kindle? Drawing on interviews with Annapurna Devi and her family members, admirers, critics and students, Swapan Kumar Bondyopadhyay offers an absorbing annpaurna of a brilliant individual, who shuns public erformances devoting her time instead to her music, her students and to unherad her father’s legacy alive.

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