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James Feist

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The long awaited book "Aesthetics of Tabla" by Pandit Sudhir Mainkar, is now available in North America (English version)
For info on ordering this insightful book please see
http://www.tablabookusa.com

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Jim
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The long awaited book "Aesthetics of Tabla" by Pandit Sudhir Mainkar, is now available in North America (English version)
For info on ordering this insightful book please see
http://www.tablabookusa.com

Warmest Regards,

Jim
Thanks JIm,
Looking forward to this. ( affordable price as well ).

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James Feist

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You are welcome.
After interacting with Mr Mainkarji for long periods at his home in Mumbai he basically informed me that he would be basically covering his costs at this price. He is just interested in having his lifes work read and appreciated

They are going fast so anyone interested should see http://www.tablabookusa.com as soon as possible

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Jim
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Jim,

Have you read the book yet? A good review would be helpful.

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James Feist

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Yes I have read it... By far it is the best book on the subject that I have read. I would not suggest it for beginners however.
I feel a litle weird trying to review something written by a Pandit such as Mr Mainkarji.
I will write a little however if you aren't sure about the book
It is one of those books that you will reference for a lifetime i feel.
He knew Thirakwa Khansahib and was a student of Ustad Inam Ali. As a result his writings about the nuances of both Delhi and Ajrada are wonderfully insightful.
His ideas on bhari-khali and the expansion of the idea are enlightening. Any serious listener or student of tabla would have by now heard the use of khali going on in parts of compositions where khali does not fall.. He explains the reason for this wonderfully.
His thoughts on Zakirbhai's contribution I thought were spot on and not the normal stuff you hear.
His thoughts on the continuation of the art are also nicely written
His thoughts on peshkar are also wonderful and also his thoughts on the Punjabi peshkar in particular, I am sure have never been written due to controversy that would arise.
He has many compositions (in c.d. form) that are demonstrated by Yogeshji, Sureshji, and many other great tabla players. (This alone is worth the price of the book). He identifies the aesthetic that is trying to be conveyed within a particluar bandish which I really enjoyed.

I feel like I have written too much already and Mr Mainkarji's words should be left as they are in the book.

Hope this helped,

Jim
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His thoughts on peshkar are also wonderful and also his thoughts on the Punjabi peshkar in particular, I am sure have never been written due to controversy that would arise.
This alone is enough for me to buy the book. I always felt that Punjab peshkar was somewhat of an enigma.

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James Feist

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For those of you wishing to learn more about Pandit Sudhir Mankarji, here is an article where he is interviewed before his book release. It is from "Time Out" Mumbai.
http://www.timeoutmumbai.net/music/music_details.asp?code=88&source=4

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Jim
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Where in India can I buy this book Jim? If you could give me the name/phone number of the contact in Mumbai/Pune that would be most helpful.

Thanks

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James Feist

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Sorry, I have been on the road for sometime and just received your question..
You can reach Mr Mainkarji himself from the Indian web-site for the book.
http://www.tablabook.com

Jim
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Sorry, I have been on the road for sometime and just received your question..
You can reach Mr Mainkarji himself from the Indian web-site for the book.
http://www.tablabook.com

Jim
I tried accessing tablabook.com but it just says Page Not Found after a lot of redirects

Can anyone tell me where might I find the book in Mumbai? Thanks!

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Can anyone tell me where might I find the book in Mumbai? Thanks!
Found it at Haribhau Vishwanath for Rs.800 (English edition).
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Does anyone know if this book is available in europe?
I saw it on ebay.com but the seller doesn't ship oversees...
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