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STORY OF MY AMMI: BEGUM AKHTAR, THE (hb)2005
Author: SHANTI HIRANAND
ISBN: 8130901722
Year: 2005
Publisher: VIVA BOOKS PRIVATE LIMITED
Category: BIO / AUTOBIOGRAPHIES
Edition: 1
Format: Hard Cover
Language: English
Pages: 170
 ABOUT THE TITLE
Indian Legends have a way of completely disappearing from public memory as living breathing (sometimes fire-breathing!) three-dimensional characters who are both loved and loathed for what they are. They remain stuck somewhere on the firmament like the stars unreachable unassailable untouchable. It is considered blasphemous to even think of deconstructing their myth equal in depravity to acknowledging one’s parents’ sex lives! As a result of which the things that one would have liked to say to them remain unsaid. Resentments and imagined slights grow and fester. Social hypocrisy demands that we the acolytes remain quiet. The pain of our rejection mellows with the years and then suddenly a day comes when we forget—the living person the trappings that defined them trivia that seemed so important then is completely forgotten. All that remains in our minds is an image of some demigod performing superhuman feats. Begum Akhtar b. circa. 1914 - d. 1974 a legend in her own lifetime is one such person on whom there is no available biography. A pioneer in the field of Indian light classical music she helped popularize the traditional form of thumri and ghazal gayaki and took it to the concert level all over India and abroad. Thumri is a light classical form of music in which the stress is not laid so much on the purity of the raag as on the expression of emotions and “hav-bhav”. Begum Akhtar took this genre and treated it with her own special palette and what emerged is a collection of some of the most sensuous and haunting melodies of the last century. Her music still sets the standard for connoisseurs of this genre to this day. Unfortunately despite her talents an entire generation of Indians has grown up listening to only gossip connected with Begum Akhtar’s life be it the controversy surrounding the Nawab of Rampur or her other alleged affairs. There was never any credible source one could approach to clarify these juicy tales. Some of these stories have remained as they were while many others have grown and acquired a life of their own getting spicier in the retelling over the years until there is a sort of creative explosion of stories surrounding Ammi’s life. Many movies have already been made borrowing generously from episodes in her life; many documentaries have questioned her rumoured affairs. Everyone has tried to prick at a festering wound but no one has provided that healing touch.

AUTHOR: Shanti Hiranand was born in a business family in Lucknow. Her penchant for music goes back to her childhood. Soon it became an all consuming passion for her. Starting her early training at the Music College in Lucknow she had to shift to Lahore in the early forties because of her father’s business interests. Her first performance was on Radio Lahore in 1947. After partition her family shifted back to Lucknow and she started training under Ustad Aijaz Hussain Khan of Rampur. Alongside she continued performing on AIR. She met her Guru Guide and Mentor in Begum Akhtar in 1952. Ammi trained her in the traditional forms of thumri dadra and ghazal singing. Begum Akhtar’s passing away in 1974 drove her to dedicate her entire efforts to excel in the art given to her by her Guru.
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 TABLE OF CONTENTS
Prologue
Acknowledgements
A word about Shanti Hiranand’s book on Begum Akhtar
Preface
1. Service and Love
2. Seclusion
3. God
4. Knowledge
5. Ecstasy
6. Truth
7. Union with God
8. Extinction
Reference
Glossary
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