Author: Anoushka Shankar
Publisher: Roli Books
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8174362118
Bapi - The Love of My Life is a story told straight from the heart. Anoushka Shankar, inheritor of her father's musical legacy, unfolds the pages of the maestro's eventful life with an ebullient spontaneity, so characteristic of her.
Intimate and seldom seen photographs from family albums, snatches from personal letters that tug at the heartstrings, anecdotal captions that arouse laughter here, pathos there… Anoushka's honest revelation of the man who doesn't take himself too seriously is devoid of honeyed phrases and ceremonial salutations.
Uninhibited, forceful and forthright, Anoushka portrays the Child, Dancer, Student, Musicians, Rock Star, Creator, Achiever, Guru, Man, Joker - the many faces that make for the larger-than-life persona of Pandit Ravi Shankar. She tells it like it is, interspersed with vulnerable undertones, making the book a must-read for all those interested in human relationships.
"Why are you writing about me now?"