Author: Raghava R Menon
Publisher: Vision/Orient paperbacks
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8170944759
This book, an insightful biography of a legendary musician, has taken a life time to get written. This book examined the magical opening up of a man from one tradition to the building of another.
This book has taken a lifetime to get written. Over the years, randomly, the material for this book got collected. Not because any of us who knew Kumar and felt the epochal implications of his art that his life presented thought that it needed necessarily to be documented in a book; but that it needed to be understood for its own sake.
It was, we felt, in this understanding that we would understand ourselves. Event to get a grasp of what and why he was the kind of man we believed he was needed time, a whole lifetime of time. Very few people could meet Kumar Gandharva or spend time with him without unknowingly asking those crucial questions about Kumar that lie at the back of everyone's mind.