Musicians and Nakhras

OK, so I am obsessed with Annapurna Devi. And Grigori Perelman, the mathematician who rejected the Fields medal when he was awarded it. Why is the idea of a reclusive genius so seductive? When musicians give up ‘nakhras’ The singers and dancers who can point us to the stars and give us a glimpse of…

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Sitar Music

This piece touched me. What a life! What culture! What folly! Wish I had met Annapurna Devi– she carries the perfumes of an entire musical era with her. Annapurna Devi & Ravi Shankar: The tragedy of a relationship December 12, 2012 In August 2000, Ravi Shankar’s first wife, the reclusive surbahar virtuoso Annapurna Devi, gave…

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