My Music, My Life: Ravi Shankar
With stunning new photographs and a new final chapter detailing Ravi Shankar’s hope for the preservation of Indian classical music, this updated edition of My Music, My Life profiles an extraordinary man. Shankar describes his transformation from a young traveling dancer to a Grammy Award-winning, internationally known musician. An autobiography, a history of Indian classical music, and a manual on how to play the sitar, this book is about music as both a lifestyle and an art. It embodies Ravi Shankar’s unique approach to his craft.
MIM’s Artist Gallery display was created in collaboration with Shakar’s wife Sukanya and the Ravi Shankar Foundation. It highlights Concert for Bangladesh, the 1971 concert that was a true collaboration between Shankar and Beatles guitarist George Harrison—a concert that has served as a template for successful celebrity charity concerts ever since.
180 pages; 10 x 8 inches; paperbound