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Raga Mala: The Autobiography of Ravi Shankar

George Harrrison and Oliver Craske, Raga Mala: The Autobiography of Ravi Shankar, Guildford: Genesis Publications Limited, 1997, first edition

The lot comes along with a book with an orange Bangalore raw silk cover with gilt hand-tooling and all edges gilt, containing 352 pages with 120000 words and 200 images with a paper size of 24 x 16.8 cm; two CDs in an orange Bangalore raw silk-topped box showcasing 80 minutes of exclusive and rare material by Ravi Shankar, including a 34-minute performance of Raga Tilak Kamod, specially recorded for this book at EMI's famous No.2 Studio, Abbey Road; and an unopened packet of Special Durbar Agarbathi incense sticks (a personal favourite of Ravi Shankar and the book's guest editor, George Harrison) in an orange silk-topped box. All these items are housed in a custom-crafted deluxe presentation silk-screened clamshell box with a blocked-in gold leaf measuring 12.25 x 9.25 x 3 in (31 x 23.5 x 8 cm)

This is a limited editon copy of 333 from a total of 2000 copies. Hand-signed by Ravi Shankar on the half title page bearing presentation inscription "(Om)"

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's foremost 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.

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