Author: Ranjitha Ashok
ISBN/UPC (if available): 0143334840
Icons brings you the stories of some of India’s greatest artists and musicians By their achievements in their chosen fields, they have provided us with inspiration and encouragement. Each of the stories is a revelation of how talent, determination and individual aspiration can make heroes.
Masters in their own areas, their astounding talents and creativity have won them national and international renown, and have inspired generations of new students to dedicate themselves to the arts. This book tells us about:
M F HUSAIN, who rose from extreme poverty to become India’s most acclaimed painter. M.S.
SUBBULAKSHMI, the Nightingale of India, who took Carnatic music to the world stage.
LATA MANGESHKAR, whose golden voice has become synonymous with the best of Hindi film music.
PANDIT BIRJU MAHARAJ, the great exponent and teacher of Kathak.
DR PADMA SUBRAHMANYAM, who has dedicated her life to the study, practice and teaching of Bharatanatyam
USTAD AMJAD ALI KHAN, who effortlessly blends the traditional and the modern in his music and is one of the world’s greatest sarod players.
S NANDAGOPAL, who combines south Indian traditions with modernistic materials to create masterpieces of sculpture.
L SUBRAMANIAM, the violin maestro and one of the greatest composers of fusion music.
USTAD ZAKIR HUSSAIN, who has made the tabla a world instrument.
A R RAHMAN, who reshaped Indian film music and whose tunes now hold the world spellbound.
This book provides a fascinating account of how these men and women have overcome all obstacles in their single-minded dedication to their art, and how they have enriched our lives in the process.
M F Husain
M S Subbulakshmi
Pandit Birju Maharaj
Dr Padma Subrahmanyam
Ustad Amjad Ali Khan
Dr L Subramaniam
Ustad Zakir Hussain
A R Rahman