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Requiem in Raga Janki by Neelum Saran Gour

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rnAllahabad, early twentieth century. The British rule across India, but Avadhi culture is thriving. In this city where singers, musicians and poets assemble, a star emerges. Janki Bai Ilahabadi enthrals listeners wherever she performs, and counts as her fans maharajas and maharanis, poets and judges, nawabs and government officials-everyone. She is Janki 'Chhappan Chhuri', Janki of the fifty-six knives-attacked in her youth, she survives miraculously. Brought up in a nautch house, she rises to become the queen of Allahabad, her voice taking her from penury to palaces and royal durbars.rnrnBased on the real-life story of Hindustani singer Janki Bai Ilahabadi (1880-1934), Requiem in Raga Janki is the beautifully rendered tale of one of India's unknown gems. Moving from Hindustani classical music's earliest times to the age of the gramophone, from Tansen's mysticism to Hassu Khan's stringent opposition of recordings, this is a novel that brings to life a golden era of music through the eyes of a gifted performer.rnrnrnAbout the AuthorrnrnrnNEELUM SARAN GOUR is the author of Grey Pigeon and Other Stories, Speaking of '62, Winter Companions and Other Stories, Virtual Realities, Sikandar Chowk Park and Song without End and Other Stories. She is a professor of English at the University of Allahabad. To know more, please visit her website: www.neelumsarangour.com

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rnAllahabad, early twentieth century. The British rule across India, but Avadhi culture is thriving. In this city where singers, musicians and poets assemble, a star emerges. Janki Bai Ilahabadi enthrals listeners wherever she performs, and counts as her fans maharajas and maharanis, poets and judges, nawabs and government officials-everyone. She is Janki 'Chhappan Chhuri', Janki of the fifty-six knives-attacked in her youth, she survives miraculously. Brought up in a nautch house, she rises to become the queen of Allahabad, her voice taking her from penury to palaces and royal durbars.rnrnBased on the real-life story of Hindustani singer Janki Bai Ilahabadi (1880-1934), Requiem in Raga Janki is the beautifully rendered tale of one of India's unknown gems. Moving from Hindustani classical music's earliest times to the age of the gramophone, from Tansen's mysticism to Hassu Khan's stringent opposition of recordings, this is a novel that brings to life a golden era of music through the eyes of a gifted performer.rnrnrnAbout the AuthorrnrnrnNEELUM SARAN GOUR is the author of Grey Pigeon and Other Stories, Speaking of '62, Winter Companions and Other Stories, Virtual Realities, Sikandar Chowk Park and Song without End and Other Stories. She is a professor of English at the University of Allahabad. To know more, please visit her website: www.neelumsarangour.com

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Title Name: BOOKCHOR Printed Paper Bookmarks for Book Lovers | Gift for Readers | Eco-Friendly Bookmarks | Both Set of 10 (Without Magnet)
Isbn: 9781310010057
Author Name: NA
Publisher Name: Various
Binding: PAPERBACK
Language: ENGLISH

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ISBN-13 9780670091140 Binding HARDCOVER
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Publisher Harpercollins Publisher Pages 368
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