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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Some say that Ravi Shankar made her take a vow that she would not give a concert in public. Music of for that matter any form of art, is a spiritual quest. For a brief period of time, things went well professionally. This is again one of the reasons for the rift between Annapurna and Ravi Shankar. Those were the initial signs of a life long bitter annapunra between the two. I still remember that composition.

Would you like to tell us about a lower price? She sang only for her god and herself. But approval was necessary. Vidhi marked it as to-read Dec 18, Sambit Basu marked it as to-read Apr 08, The Ministry of Utmost Happiness.

Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. So, soon, the logical thing happened. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: The life at Maihar changed Annapurna to a large extent.


Delivery and Returns see our delivery rates and policies thinking of returning an item? She did play in public for a while. One who concentrates on one thing gets it, One who runs after too many things loses all. Visit our Help Pages. About Swapan Kumar Bondyopadhyay. He has two books on music, in Bengali, to his credit.

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

So for a while it looks like the entire family was having a great time. I think all this, being a recluse and living aloneworks in her favor.

Annapurna liked the slow soulful surbahar instrument technically far more superior than SitarRavi Shankar preferred Sitar. He was also tutored by Annapurna Devi. At present, he heads the department of English at the Vivekananda Mahavidyalaya in Burdwan.

An Unheard Melody: Annapurna Devi

Praveen Thumma rated it it was amazing Jun 07, Her legacy and that of the Dsvi gharana will be kept alive by all the students who had the good fortune to be taught by her. He shoots and the target is there. In any case, the couple could not live together in Delhi as they were constant quarrels. There was something very systematic about my learning with Annapurna ma.


But the book makes it clear that there was some other reason for Annapurna deciding never to share a stage with Ravi Shankar. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. And annapurnz is a star in her own right—the only female surbahar player in the country.

Niharika Singh rated it it was ok Jul 18, He has also made a documentary on Maihar. Dhyan Sijin rated it it was amazing Dec 20, Her sibling Ustad Ali Akbar Khan started a music college in Calcutta and recruited her as the vice-principal.

That was a life changing decision. In that your mind does not come in the way.

Annapurna Devi: An Unheard Melody

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. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Learn how your comment data is processed. Naturallyhe resisted his urge to teach Annapurna for quite some time.