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The sarod virtuoso

The sarod virtuoso
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He has done an invaluable service to the history of Indian classical music by writing this book. There are some beautiful and rare images in the book which span 50 years of music in the country.
Oxford Bookstore Connaught Place and Roli Books celebrated Khan’s book, My Father, Our Fraternity. The author was in conversation with eminent singer, Shubha Mudgal. The evening was attended by Amjad Ali Khan’s family, friends and admirers.

My Father, Our Fraternity is an intensely personal memoir which brings alive the rich classical music tradition from the early twentieth century to the present. Amjad Ali Khan offers an insider’s view of this era, through the life and times of his father, the famous sarod icon, Ustad Haafiz Ali Khan. He also affords us a glimpse into the deeply held traditions of Indian classical music, like the guru-shishya parampara, and the unique ways in which taleem (training) is imparted.

As Amjad Ali Khan grows from a child prodigy to an accomplished musician, he expresses an acute sense of responsibility towards his guru and his family’s musical legacy, passed on from ancestors who created the sarod. The personal and the professional are intertwined in this book as they are in the author’s life. His friendships, relationships, and the milieu in which he has lived and performed, make for a delightful read for anyone who is interested in the classical music and musicians of India.

Talking about the book and event Priya Kapoor, editorial director, Roli Books said,’It is an honour to have published the memoirs of one of India’s greatest living classical musicians. Born into an illustrious musical family, Ustad Amjad Ali Khan has had a ringside view of the history of Indian Classical Music for decades.’
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