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S. D. BURMAN THE WORLD OF HIS MUSIC

by Khagesh Dev Burman

  1. ISBN: 978-81-291-2063-2
  2. Pages: 312 pages
  3. Date: April 2013

ABOUT THIS BOOK

A golden voice capable of making one stop in one’s tracks, an uncanny
understanding of audience expectation and an astute ability to create something
original using various musical techniques and genres—these are some of the
characteristics that defi ned Sachin Dev Burman, lovingly referred to as SD.
One of the greatest artists to have risen on the Indian musical fi rmament and
captivated the imagination of millions, SD’s musical talent was appreciated by
connoisseurs and commoners alike. Combining folk and classical styles, SD gave
the world a form of music that could be the both the boatman’s and the ustad’s
own.
In S. D. Burman: Th e World of His Music, Khagesh Dev Burman paints a vivid
picture of Sachin-karta’s life, delving into his childhood, things that shaped his
character and musical talent, the days of struggle—and the rise of the maestro.
Complete with detailed lists of his songs and analyses of his unique style and
music, this book is one that every music lover’s shelf should boast of.

AUTHOR OF THE BOOK

Khagesh Dev Burman hails from the royal family of Tripura and shares the same
heritage as the legendary S. D. Burman. Born on 14 December 1940 in Agartala,
Tripura, he was brought up in an environment conducive to art and literature.
He is the editor of Prantik—the fi rst ever collection of poems from Tripura—
published in the year 1962. He has been awarded the Sachin Samman by the
government of Tripura for his book Sachin Kartar Ganer Bhuban (the Bengali
original of S .D. Burman: Th e World of His Music).