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The Sixth String of Vilayat Khan
Author: Namita Devidayal
ISBN: 9789387578906
Binding: Hard Cover
Publishing Year: 2018
Publisher: Contxt
Number of Pages: 253
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INR 699.00
About Book
Everyone knows Vilayat Khan but no one knows Vilayat Khan. Meditative and playful, generous and ruthless, he was many things to many people. He broke hearts and he broke rules. He tinkered as furiously with his car as he did with his instrument, which he transformed technically to create the new sitar standard. And always there was the music, at the centre of his being, protected and unharmed—music that contained the sound of ‘fairies dancing, elephants walking’. Vilayat Khan saw music. He was the man who made the sitar sing. .
About Author
Namita Devidayal, author of the acclaimed bestseller, The Music Room, recreates the extraordinary life of an artiste who fundamentally and forever changed Indian instrumental music. She follows his footsteps from Calcutta, through Delhi, Bombay, Shimla and Dehradun, to Princeton, USA, where he spent his last years. Filled with previously untold stories about the man and the musician, this is an intimate portrait of an uncommon genius. .
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