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My Name Is Gauhar Jaan!: The Life And Times Of A Musician
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Author : Vikram Sampath
Publisher : Rupa
ISBN# : 978-81-291-1618-5
Pages : 318
Price :INR 595
Offer Price:INR 530
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Book Description
My name is Gauhar Jaan!` - the earliest recordings of Indian music are distinguished by this high-pitched and flirtatious announcement, made towards the end of the rendition. This declaration of the singer seemed t epitomise a milestone in the history of Indian classical music, one that would change forever its content, structure and style of presentation. This book traces the story of her life with all its attendant myths, legends and folklore, some of which are recorded, some apocryphal; as well as the times during which she lived and made exquisite music. The socio-cultural context serves to put her contirbution and the role of women like her to Hindustani music in perspective. Through her music, an attempt is made to analyse the different genres of Hindustani music that Gauhar and singers like her popularised, namely the Thumri, Dadra, and Ghazal. The book also describes briefly the evolution of the recording industry in India and its impact on Indian music, theatre and social life.
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