Raga mala: the autobiography of Ravi Shankar
Raga Mala is an unprecedented look at Ravi Shankar, master of the sitar and one of the most enduring and inspirational performers of the twentieth century. During a career which spans seven decades, he has performed for countless millions of adoring fans and earned the respect and admiration of his fellow musicians.Ravi presents here in a charming and candid manner the story of his fascinating life, from his youth spent touring the world with his brother Uday's dance troupe, through the years of dedicated study of the sitar under the legendary Allauddin Khan, to his involvement with the Beatles, Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix in the crazy days of the 1960s, and the achievement of a unique international fame and influence, all the while undergoing his own personal transformation in a turbulent emotional life with an evolving spiritual awareness.Edited and introduced by the Beatles' George Harrison -- Ravi's student, friend and collaborator of over 30 years -- and featuring contributions byrenowned musicians such as Yehudi Menuhin, Zubin Mehta, and Philip Glass, Raga Mala is the remarkable tale of a truly fascinating life.
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Born in India, sitar master Shankar was raised in his brother Uday's dance company, which toured internationally. His life, populated by a rich cast of family and friends, thus reveals a fascinating ... Read full review