Yours In music-A Graphic Autobiography by Pandit Ravi Shankar
Pandit Ravi Shankar is a legendary Hindustani classical musician, born into a musically-inclined Bengali family in Banaras, India. His melodious strains of music which swept across the globe, made him a unifying phenomenon of music in the East and the West. He contributed enormously to world music traditions and collaborated with other leading world musicians like George Harrison and Yehudi Menuhin. He received numerous awards and titles including the Bharat Ratna, the Magsaysay, 2 Grammys and 14 doctorate degrees. This novel makes us part of inimitable Sitar maestro Pandit Ravi Shankar on his soul stirring journey through life. Shy, sensitive and unsure young boy in the bylanes of Banaras, Shankar became one of the greatest global ambassadors of Indian music. Challenges, opportunities, hurdles, friendships, grief, joy, hard work and dedication form the mosaic of Panditji's compelling portrait. His belief in himself and the unmitigated surrender to his art characterises his intense lifelong sadhna.