TITLE: Raga Mala
SUB TITLE: The Autobiography of Ravi Shankar
AUTHOR: Ravi Shankar (Author), George Harrison (Editor) and Oliver Craske (Editor)
PUBLISHER: Genesis Publications Limited
NUMBERED: 103 / 2000
BINDING: Bound in Bangalore raw silk specially created for this book, with gilt hand-tooling and gilded page edging
NO.OF PAGES: 352
Height: 31 cm
Width: 23.5 cm
Depth: 8 cm
The book comes along with twoCDs showcasing 80 minutes of exclusive and rare material and a packet of Special Durbar Agarbathi incense sticks (a personal favorite of Ravi and the book's guest editor, George Harrison).
LIMITED EDITION AND SIGNED COPY BY RAVI SHANKAR
A 352-page hand-signed and numbered book with 120000 words and 200 images with paper size of 24 x 16.8 cm.
RAGA MALA features a remarkable collection of photographs and documents drawn almost entirely from the personal archives of Ravi Shankar and George Harrison. A large number of these had never been published before. Classically elegant in design and presented to the very highest of standards, it is a beautiful record of an extraordinary life.
Ravi Shankar was the world'sforemost sitar-virtuoso and composer, the man christened by George Harrison as the 'Godfather of World Music', who spearheaded the international spread of Indian culture. He had a remarkable story to tell, and he brings to the task the same contrasting qualities that make him as uncommon a man as a musician: that mixture of charm and candour, of dignity and humility, of deep spirituality and wide-eyed, impish fun.