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drutgat

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I recently tried to find 'Komal Gandhar', which is described as the autobiography of Vilayat Khan, as told to Shankarlal Bhattacharya (who I think is listed as the author).

This is the English edition, because it is also available in Bengali.

I had emailed Nirmal Sahityam Book Agency, but have had no reply from them (I subsequently found a post from someone here who had ordered it from Nirmal Sahityam in 2018).

I am not sure, but I think that Nirmal Sahityam is the book store on College Row in Kolkata (there are four locations listed in Kolkata for NS and two stores with other names that are part of the organization). 

I understand that Ananda published the book.

There are various places online that list having had the book, but there are no longer any copies available at any of those places.

Does anyone have any idea of where I might find an English copy of the book, or whom I might ask about it?

Thanks,

Geert.
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mitenp

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Hi Geert,

Brief search suggests there are copies in a few US libraries.

https://www.worldcat.org/title/komal-gandhar-ustad-vilayat-khan/oclc/297210202

Will continue searching, if you come across a copy for sale then I'm keen to purchase as well so let me know too.

Thanks

Miten
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drutgat

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Hi Geert,

Brief search suggests there are copies in a few US libraries.

https://www.worldcat.org/title/komal-gandhar-ustad-vilayat-khan/oclc/297210202

Will continue searching, if you come across a copy for sale then I'm keen to purchase as well so let me know too.

Thanks

Miten

Thanks very much, Miten.

I had seen that U.S. libraries have some copies of 'Komal Gandhar', and am considering an international library loan as a last resort if I cannot find the book for sale (I am in Canada and an international loan was possible before lockdown).

I will definitely post here if I find a copy for sale (so I would suggest subscribing to this post if you have not already done so, because that way you will be notified by email when any posts are added to this thread).

Geert.
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mitenp

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https://compare.buyhatke.com/books/komal-gandhar-ustad-vilayat-khan-hindi-hatke9788173917813

Indian sites selling Hindi ones.

As does this in hardcover, Hindi again though

https://www.exoticindiaart.com/m/book/details/book/komal-gandhar-ustad-vilayat-khan-NZI458/

Miten
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drutgat

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Thanks, Miten.

Unfortunately, even though I was speaking a little Hindi to someone from India yesterday, my Hindi is very basic, so I would find it frustrating having a Hindi copy.

I think the book was originally published only in Bengali, although I know that it was also translated into Hindi and English.




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