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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Annapurna Devi: An Unheard Melody

Debamitro Chakraborti rated it liked it Jul 07, I am also named after her son Shubhendra. We spoke to those who knew her and those who knew of her.

Though she is a true guru to her shishyas, to others she is an eccentric recluse or simply too strong-minded. Open Preview See a Problem? Archived Entry Post Date: He tries committing suicide but just in time, a guru whom he calls tatbaba comes to his annzpurna and gives a new lease of life.

What motivates her to get up each day with the single motto of playing and teaching Sitar and nothing else? The Stories of Songs. Get to Know Us. He shoots and the target is there.


During her stay with Ravi Shankar, they disagreed on the many aspects of music, for example, the tempo of the compositions that they were to play at concerts.

An Unheard Melody: Annapurna Devi

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For a while Annapurna tried reconciling to this fact and thought about somehow getting back Ravi Shankar. But at the same time, he had his affair going. The author of this book, Swapan Kumar Bondyopadhay, meets all these musicians and tries to cull information about Annapurna. Sripada K marked it as to-read Jan 02, Annapurna Devi classical musicians.

Ashok Ynheard added it Feb 16, Some of our best musicians have been her students, such as Nikhil Banerjee, Pradeep Barot and of course Hariprasad Chaurasia.

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The Early Years in Maihar Karthik Padmanabhan marked it as to-read May 04, He knew that people were no longer going to sit and enjoy a two hour long aalap. 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. And she is a star in her own right – she is the only female surbahar player in the country.


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He struggled to find meaning in his life, given that his parents were diametrically opposite in their thinking styles and ways of life. The long hours unbeard introspection in Maihar helped her to detach and gain a mature outlook on life and its abnapurna.

She was born at Maihar, Madhya Pradesh in Hardcover1pages. She teaches sitar and music to a selected few. Annapurna Devi chose to remain away from the limelight. Sunil rated it really liked it Dec 28, So, soon, the logical thing happened. The book mentions many a people claiming that Subhendra was on par and superior to Ravi Shankar.

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