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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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So for a while it looks like the entire family was having a great time. Archived Entry Post Date: In that your mind does not come in the way.

Annapurna Devi: An Unheard Melody

A heart rending tale of a superior musician compelled to stop performing by her sexist, confining husband Ravi Shankar. And she is a star in her own right – she is the only female surbahar player in the country.

The author says that he was unable to get the actual reason out of Annapurna. Yet, Annapurna’s life is shrouded in mystery. Music of for that matter any form of art, is a spiritual quest.

An Unheard Melody: Annapurna Devi

Madhavi Nikhil added unherd Sep 02, And she is a star in her own right—the only female surbahar player in the country. Little is known about Annapurna Devi in the media and amongst sitar lovers. We spoke to those who knew her and those who knew of her.


Arrangement, specially sequences of events presented in this book could have been better! Write a product review.

I think living alone has done her a lot of good. She wanted to dedicate her life to two tasks. Avishek Dutta marked it as to-read Dec 18, Juni Khisha marked it as to-read Dec 06, This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Sujit Banerjee marked it as to-read Jan 12, 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. Lists with This Book.

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I still remember that composition. For all that said for her temper, she was very loving.

Annapurna liked the slow soulful surbahar instrument technically far more superior than SitarRavi Shankar preferred Sitar. 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.

Annapurna Devi – An Unheard Melody : Review | Book Reviews

Annapurnaji zn a sadhika, completely away from public life. Iconic musician Annapurna Devi passed away at 91 on Saturday. Jul 16, David Raphael Israel added it Recommends it for: Rajashree marked it as to-read Mar 27, The narrative given by each of the disciples gives a little more idea about the kind of life Annapurna lived.


Hrishikesh rated it really liked it Sep 08, If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Niharika Singh rated it it was ok Jul 18, Annapurna Devi anmapurna to remain away from the limelight.

Annapurna did not believe in such type unheagd gurus and idol worships. Baba having seen her eldest daughter die in front of his eyes needed all the courage in the world to teach music to her second daughter. Ghost Rider rated it liked it Sep 10, Here are some assorted statements about Annapurna and music, mentioned at various places in the book:.