To celebrate the paperback release of Indian Sun: The Life and Music of Ravi Shankar, author Oliver Craske will be talking about the surprises, challenges, and delights of writing the official biography of Ravi Shankar, sitar maestro and ambassador of world music.
Paperback available from Faber & Faber
Thu 1 July: Nehru Centre: Online launch of Indian Sun paperback. In conversation with the writer and filmmaker Nasreen Munni Kabir.
Sun 4 July: Bradford Literature Festival. With live sitar demonstrations by Jasdeep Singh Degun. 3.30pm.
Thu 15 July: Ways With Words literature festival, Dartington, Devon. In conversation with William Gallois. 1.15pm.
Fri 13 August, The Red House, Aldeburgh: ‘Ravi Shankar & Benjamin Britten: Early Encounters with Indian Music.’ In conversation with Lucy Walker. 5pm.
Wed 6 October: Guildford Book Festival. In conversation. Joint event with gig by Nicolas Meier World Group. 6pm.
Keep up to date on the latest news by checking out Craske’s website.
What the critics are saying:
A masterly chronicle of a life teeming with all-too-human incident but heavenly inspiration.
– THE TIMES
He wears his expertise lightly and his passion on his sleeve: a winning combination for a definitive work.
– THE OBSERVER
A meticulously researched biography, detailed, judicious, engaging and illuminating.
– INDIA TODAY
Extraordinary… a beautiful book, as resplendent as its subject’s music and life.
– WASHINGTON POST