Master on Masters
Veteran musician and sarod maestro, Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, writes a deeply personal book about the lives and times of some of the greatest icons of Indian classical music. Having known these stalwarts personally, he recalls anecdotes and details about their individual musical styles, bringing them alive. Twelve eminent musicians of the twentieth century appear in the book - Bade Ghulam Ali Khan, Amir Khan, Begum Akhtar, Alla Rakha, Kesarbai Kerkar, Kumar Gandharva, M.S. Subbulakshmi, Bhimsen Joshi, Bismillah Khan, Ravi Shankar, Vilayat Khan and Kishan Maharaj. In writing about them, Amjad Ali Khan transcends the Gharana and north-south divide and presents portraits of these great artists that are drawn with affection, humour and warmth. Out on Penguin Random House India.
My Father, Our Fraternity, The story of Haafiz Ali Khan and my world by Amjad Ali Khan
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My Father, Our Fraternity- The story of Haafiz Ali Khan and my world by Amjad Ali Khan
My Father, Our Fraternity is an intensely personal memoir which brings alive the rich classical music tradition from the
early twentieth century to the present. Amjad Ali Khan offers an insider’s view of this era, through the life and times of
his father, the famous sarod icon, Ustad Haafiz Ali Khan. He also affords us a glimpse into the deeply held
traditions of Indian classical music, like the guru-shishya parampara, and the unique ways in which taleem (training)
is imparted. As Amjad Ali Khan grows from a child prodigy to an accomplished musician, he expresses an acute sense
of responsibility towards his guru and his family’s musical legacy, passed on from ancestors who created
the sarod. The personal and the professional are intertwined in this book as they are in the author’s life.
His friendships, relationships, and the milieu in which he has lived and performed, make for a delightful
read for anyone who is interested in the classical music and musicians of India.
Published by Roli Books
The World of Amjad Ali Khan
Author : Dr. Raghava & R. Menon
UBSPD, UBS Publishers
Glimpses: Ustad Amjad Ali Khan
Edited by: Gautam Halder
Abba... God's Greatest Gift to Us
Amaan Ali Bangash, Ayaan Ali Bangash
Roli Books / Lustre Press