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ragamala

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Nikhil only learned from Allauddin Khan for a few short weeks.
I always thought his line of teachers was:
Jitendra Nath Banerjee (his father taught young Nikhil from the age of 4 years: 1935-1940)
Birendra Kishore Roy Chowdhury (1940-1947)
Baba Allauddin Khan with his son Ali Akbar Khan (1947-1954)
Most web-based stuff says Nikhil was with Allauddin Khan for seven years in Maihar. But I think if you listen to Nikhil himself, in his interview transcript on Raga records site, he said in interview five years or so intensively in Maihar, and whenever they met after that until Baba's death. He also received training under Annapurna Devi before spending much of the rest of his life considering Ali Akbar Khan his guru. He also mentions in that same interview a brief spell of training with Mushtaq Ali Khan, and learning tabla with Jnan Prakash Ghosh.
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That picture with Pt. Ravi Shankar was taken in Varanasi, if memory serves me right, I think it was the last time he played there. Pt, Ravi Shankar was in the audience.
I was there but I cant remember what year it was.

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Oh, sorry! Yes, I followed Nick's reference to Baba, I meant the letter itself which I traced to Ali Akbar Khan from the address listed.

Nikhilda's daughter is a beautiful little girl in that photo, reminds me of my daughter a bit. Anyone know if any of his children are playing?
Hi daughter Arya learned singing but I've never heard her. She's a model and lives in Mumbai I think now, she's on Facebook also.

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On the first anniversary of Nikhil's death, Ali Akbar Khan presented in Calcutta a sarod recital, accompanied by Swapan Chowdhury.
Indeed, here's the recording: http://graphics.stanford.edu/~sidch/NBMemorial_27Jan1987.zip (Hem Behag and Gauri Manjari, 86 mins).
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There is a Bengail biography which is out-of-print and untranslated into English. If anyone would perform the task of translating this it would be an immense service to his devotees across the world.
So, I actually started doing a translation a few years ago. Unfortunately, the book is really badly written and after a couple of chapters I didn't have the inclination (or the time) to continue. As a further disincentive, I honestly don't trust its authenticity, especially as it was posthumously written.

Here are the two chapters I translated. Bear in mind that a) if it appears melodramatic and overwrought, so does the source material (it's a direct translation), and b) I'm not a skilled translator by any stretch of the imagination. The biography is "tAr chhnide gechhe kobe" (The Strings Broke Long Ago) by Swapan Kumar Bondyopadhyay. (Btw, the same guy also wrote the recent "authorised biography" of Annapurna Devi.)

http://graphics.stanford.edu/~sidch/Strings_Chapt3.pdf
http://graphics.stanford.edu/~sidch/Strings_Chapt4.pdf

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Indeed, here's the recording:
Thanks so much for that, it's a precious record and wonderful performance.... such a careful alap.... and the slow gat in Gauri Manjari is tear-jerking....
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So, I actually started doing a translation a few years ago. ................
Here are the two chapters I translated.
Many thanks for that, too! Interesting to see the style.... Maybe someone could pick up the baton and translate the rest

Then of course there's that new book that was out last year Lars told us about.... :wink:
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Arya-Banerjee/rawnewsbytopic/keyid-421971.cms

BTW ref Lars, not the most flattering pic of Arya B on that page, is it?


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Interesting to see the style.... Maybe someone could pick up the baton and translate the rest
I utterly hate the style, which is why I can't bring myself to continue the translation .
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BTW ref Lars, not the most flattering pic of Arya B on that page, is it?
That's not a picture of Arya (formerly Devdutta), but of the journalist Priyanka Dasgupta who posted the news item.
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That's not a picture of Arya (formerly Devdutta), but of the journalist Priyanka Dasgupta who posted the news item.
Yes, I stuck my wink smiley in the wrong place :!:
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Yes, I stuck my wink smiley in the wrong place :!:
Argh, my humour-meter is off .
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