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Author: Aloke Mitra
ISBN: 9788180460944
Binding: Hard Cover
Publishing Year: 2013
Publisher: Alchemy
Number of Pages: 142
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INR 2145.00
About Book
Reputed photographer Aloke Mitra captures memorable musical reminiscences and confidential moments in the life of one of Indias most beloved musicians, Ravi Shankar. Apart from showcasing him playing the sitar and performing on stage, the photos help us to catch a glimpse of his characteristic moods and idiosyncrasies. There are also candid moments of his intimate relationship with the city of Benaras and his family. Some photos depict him performing with maestros like Ali Akbar Khan, Zubin Mehta and George Harrison while others show him engaged in various literary addas. Aloke Mitras photos triumphantly render the stars most important stage role and chronicle the inspiring tale of how he achieved and preserved his stature as Indias top sitarist, literally taking India to the world. This book is a series of insightful portraits of a legend by a close and trusted friend.
About Author
Aloke Mitra the distinguished photo-journalist started his odyssey as a freelancer in Time Magazine, The Guardian, Stern, Die Zeit and Agence France Presse. He then joined one of the largest dailies of India, The Telegraph, Calcutta, and became its Chief Photographer. In 1978 he was the first Asian who was honoured with Associateship of The Royal Photographic Society for Visual Journalism, followed by a Fellowship. Aloke Mitras photographs in the book titled Bonedi Kolkatar Gharbari (The Historic Houses of Kolkata) has been appreciated widely by the public as well as by the critics.
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