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The Whispered Raga Sudipto Roy Choudhury

The Whispered Raga

Sudipto Roy Choudhury

Published January 30th 2015
ISBN : 9789383952311
Paperback
278 pages
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It is 1974 and friends aniket, Nazrul and Lopa, all very gifted North Indian classical singers trained at the Marris School of Music in Lucknow, have no inkling that in a couple of decades, theyll be going through bittersweet reunion in Ithaca, NewMoreIt is 1974 and friends aniket, Nazrul and Lopa, all very gifted North Indian classical singers trained at the Marris School of Music in Lucknow, have no inkling that in a couple of decades, theyll be going through bittersweet reunion in Ithaca, New York of all places. Aniket and his friends, leading a relatively contented, musical life, come of age at the Sursagar School of Music in Calcutta when a music conference precipitates a series of dramatic events, which transform their lives in ways none of them could have anticipated. Much like the peaks and troughs of a khayal or composition, THE WHISPERED RAGA tells its story in four parts: beginning with the alaap, which sets into motion their journey, the majh follows, setting the stage for the impending drama. This triggers a series of flashbacks in Anikets mind just like the asthayi that lays the foundation of a khayal. As the various crises come to head at a second music conference, the stage is set for the final crescendo or tarana.