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Raga Mala

The Autobiography of Ravi Shankar

Ravi Shankar

Ravi Shankar is the world's foremost sitar-virtuoso and composer, the man christened by George Harrison as the 'Godfather of World Music', who spearheaded the international spread of Indian culture.

He has a remarkable story to tell, and he brings to the task the same contrasting qualities that make him as uncommon a man as a musician: that mixture of charm and candour, of dignity and humility, of deep spirituality and wide-eyed, impish fun.

Raga Mala features a remarkable collection of photographs and documents drawn almost entirely from the personal archives of Ravi Shankar and George Harrison. A large number of these have never been published before. Classically elegant in design and presented to the very highest of standards, it is a beautiful record of an extraordinary life.

Raga Mala

The Autobiography of Ravi Shankar

Raga Mala

Raga Mala

  • ISBN:
  • Deluxe:
    2000 copies
  • Signed by:
    Ravi Shankar
  • Contributors:
    George Harrison, Yehudi Menuhin
  • Paper:
    High quality, acid-free, 145gsm
  • Binding:
    Bound in Bangalore raw silk specially created for this book, with gilt hand-tooling and gilded page edging
  • Box:
    Silk screened presentation box, decoratively blocked in gold leaf
  • Extras:
    Two CDs showcasing 80 minutes of exclusive and rare material and a packet of Special Durbar Agarbathi incense sticks (a personal favourite of Ravi and the book's guest editor, George Harrison).
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  • Page size: 240mm x 168mm
  • 352 pages
  • 120000 words
  • 200 images
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