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Read & Download Requiem in Raga Janki ß PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ò Allahabad early twentieth century The British rule across India but Avadhi culture is thriving In this city where singers musicians and poets assemble a star emerges Janki Bai Ilahabadi enthrals listeners wherever she performs and counts as her fans maharRaga Janki is the beautifully rendered tale of one of India's unknown gems Moving from Hindustani classical music's earliest times to the age of the gramophone from Tansen's mysticism to Hassu Khan's stringent opposition of recordings this is a novel that brings to life a golden era of music through the eyes of a gifted performe. The book has been set in the city of Allahabad during the early twentieth century It is a historic fiction based on the real life of Janki bai Ilalhabadi also called chappan churi because of an attack that took place when she was a kid She was an exceptional singer dancer and poet In the city which had a strong foundation of Awadhi culture during British Raj she left her mark as the ueen The book obviously is about Janki bais life and how her family relocated to Allahabad and how she became a nationally recognized singer from a mere tawaif's daughter The book depicts the time really well as it shows how society religion relations love and politics intertwined with the journey of the protagonist I don't want to give away anything from the book as it is worth a read The first 50 60 pages are a little slow as it talks about music it's ragas and a lot of other things that I couldn't understand completely but gradually all that gets absorbed and leads to the protagonist The book was so gripping that I found myself excited and eager to return back to it So I hope you found this post helpful And I hope you pick it up this beautiful historic fiction and love it

Requiem in Raga JankiRaga Janki is the beautifully rendered tale of one of India's unknown gems Moving from Hindustani classical music's earliest times to the age of the gramophone from Tansen's mysticism to Hassu Khan's stringent opposition of recordings this is a novel that brings to life a golden era of music through the eyes of a gifted performe. The book has been set in the city of Allahabad during the early twentieth century It is a historic fiction based on the real life of Janki bai Ilalhabadi also called chappan churi because of an attack that took place when she was a kid She was an exceptional singer dancer and poet In the city which had a strong foundation of Awadhi culture during British Raj she left her mark as the ueen The book obviously is about Janki bais life and how her family relocated to Allahabad and how she became a nationally recognized singer from a mere tawaif's daughter The book depicts the time really well as it shows how society religion relations love and politics intertwined with the journey of the protagonist I don't want to give away anything from the book as it is worth a read The first 50 60 pages are a little slow as it talks about music it's ragas and a lot of other things that I couldn't understand completely but gradually all that gets absorbed and leads to the protagonist The book was so gripping that I found myself excited and eager to return back to it So I hope you found this post helpful And I hope you pick it up this beautiful historic fiction and love it

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Requiem in Raga Janki Ë Allahabad early twentieth century The British rule across India but Avadhi culture is thriving In this city where singers musicians and poets assemble a star emerges Janki Bai Ilahabadi enthrals listeners wherever she performs and counts as her fans maharajas and maharanis poets and judges nawabs and government officials everyone. Two women climbed the staircase of the dias of the tent of George V It was 1901 and George V and ueen Mary had already arrived at the port of the British Presidency of Bombay and it was their coronation which the women were waiting for One of these lasciviously and royally dressed woman was Gauhar Jaan the cuckoo voiced princess of music whose beauty and voice won all hearts to her side was the other woman her friend and a singer par excellence and may be may not be even – greater than Jaan herselfShe went like a European memsahib with a visiting card and all a little affectation of the angrezes that she had adopted for the style it conferred on her ceremonial arrivals Unlike the European visiting cards she had seen her own were ornate with flowers and birds and musical instruments illuminated in the gilt embossed borders She remained in the phaeton mysterious behind her veil with Samina fanning her gently and whispering over the tinsel covered basket of rosy Ilahabad guavas that she carried At the veranda she was received by a court chaprasi dressed in a long white tunic cummerbund and turban who salaamed and accepted on a silver salver the visiting card that she produced out of her English handbag She was ushered into a moderate sized chamber with book lined walls a number of well tapestried sofas and armchairs and a central Takht which dominated the room She sat herself down on the sofa opposite and made Samina sit a little to the side on one of the armchairsIn a few moments a tiny half stooped figure shuffled in at a shambling pace and heading for the central Takht sat himself down on it He had a lined and shriveled face like a dried up raisin In his hand he held her visiting card His eyes flashed when he spoke and on his wrinkled face appeared an impish twitch as he ran his eyes up and down the card turning it this way and that His eyebrow lifted his lip curled ‘Janki Bai Ilahabadi’ he read with a comic inflection in his voice ‘The koel voiced songstress herself A different kind of drama and atmosphere is created of lament and grief whenever a national leader dies The All India Radio if someone hears it today plays a melodious and sad note or an Indian Raga the Raga Janki This book is a reuiem for that creator of this particular RagaArtists are holders of the immense culture and unity of a nation through their brush and notes they make the social dance and turn on their fingertips These holders of immense emotions are not to be thought to be products of a “kotha” or the products and factors who sing to please the emperor or empress to get a lenient throw of gold mohurs or coins This is the story of musicians songstresses and patron benefactors Of love betrayal emotions loneliness and God and of this woman Janki BaiAllahabad early twentieth century The British rule across India but Avadhi culture is thriving In this city where singers musicians and poets assemble a star emerges Janki Bai Ilahabadi enthralls listeners wherever she performs and counts as her fans maharajas and maharanis poets and judges nawabs and government officials everyone She is Janki 'Chhappan Chhuri' Janki of the fifty six knives attacked in her youth she survives miraculously Brought up in a nautch house she rises to become the ueen of Allahabad her voice taking her from penury to palaces and royal durbarsBased on the real life story of Hindustani singer Janki Bai Ilahabadi 1880 1934 Reuiem in Raga Janki is the beautifully rendered tale of one of India's unknown gems Moving from Hindustani classical music's earliest times to the age of the gramophone from Tansen's mysticism to Hassu Khan's stringent opposition of recordings this is a novel that brings to life a golden era of music through the eyes of a gifted performerHigh cheekbones in a large swarthy face and a strong wide Mongol nose She has a carved highly lidded look She is hung with many silver chains lockets and pendants Massive jeweled danglers weigh down her earlobes and the voluminous drapes of intricate design around her broad girth give her a look of solid abundance asexual and commanding A substantial woman of matronly presence Someone who inspires awe rather than passion Janki would like to be remembered as a woman of compelling character And this would indeed be borne out by the first paragraph of the introduction to her volume on ghazals and ragas Diwan i Janaki ‘from ancient times it has been seen that people preserve personal diariesand later the same records become storehouses of information for succeeding generations’Jankibai was born in Banaras in 1880 Her father Shivbalakram was a wrestler from the Ahir caste Her mother was Manaki Shivbalakram abandoned his wife and daughter but Manaki sold her house and came to Allahabad with the help of a lady in Banaras who then sold both Manaki and Janki to the owner of a well known kotha When the owner died Manaki began running the kotha As a child Janki was fond of music and her mother had noticed her talent She appointed Hassu Khan of Lucknow as a teacher on a monthly salary of Rs 2000Jankibai had been attacked 56 read as ‘chhappan’ in Hindi times with a ‘chhuri’ small knife and hence was called ‘Chhappan Chhurivali’ Janki Bai acuired the name when according to the legend she was attacked by Raghunandan a police constable when he was denied sexual favors from a 12 year old He came one day and scarred her face with 56 gashes The book takes us through the life and times of a woman who has been scarred and is rebuked by men but has to turn to them later for patronage She was invited to perform by many royal patrons including the princely state of Rewa She was a contemporary of Gauhar Jan of Calcutta They were good friends and sang together even in 1911 when King George V visited Allahabad He was pleased with their performance and gave 100 guineas to them She was also a lyricist and composed many songs A collection of her songs has been published in a book ‘Diwan e Janki’ from Allahabad She was a vaggeyakar a person who writes composes and sings songs She became very famous and led a prosperous life in Allahabad She had appointed special teachers to learn Urdu Persian Sanskrit and even English She was very religious and donated food and clothing and built many dharmashalas resting houses in AllahabadDue to her popularity the Gramophone Company decided to record her on discs During the period 1907 to 1929 she cut over 250 songs on 10 shellac discs revolving at 78 rpm Initially she recorded in the ‘acoustic’ era but later she was also recorded using ‘electrical’ euipment The vocal compositions are in Hindustani and Urdu and largely contain raagdaari music and forms like Dadra Hori kajri chaiti bhajan ghazal among others She was paid Rs 250 for twenty songs at the beginning of her recording career Towards the end of her recording career she received Rs 5000 for twenty songs These recordings were made at Allahabad Lucknow Delhi and Kolkata She announced her name at the end of the song as ‘Mera Naam Jankibai of Ellahabad’ In many songs she has sung this in the notes of the raag that she recordedThe area near record stores in Allahabad was crowded by record buying public whenever the new stock of her discs was on put on sale Print order of many of her records crossed 25000 copiesShe died in 1934 and has left behind her voice in disc records In 1994 some of her songs were reissued in the ‘Chairman’s Choice’ series on audio tape CMC 882524Gour’s novel reuires close and seer inspection and reading The author declares her as a Rasika of untold tales tales of musicians and the legends related to them With lucid poetic and regal language and narration the book sets upon a mark on music history Neither based completely on facts nor based on imagined fiction the book takes us on a journey of a woman who is not an object of sex but rather an object of music and the story of the woman who immersed herself completely into music The book is very meticulously researched and this intense work is very well channeled through their extraordinary narration and captivating plot Such a mixing of 19th century Hindustani with Angrezi the fact with fiction memory with desire is always a somewhat tricky business and must sacrifice many voices and shades and undertones and the uirks of the language used by various classes Reuiem in Raga Janki provides unmatched insight into both the genius of one of India’s most significant ghazal singers and a crucial aspect of its glorious royal and gramophonic history An essential addition to every music aficionado’s library characters ç PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ☆ Neelum Saran Gaur

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Neelum Saran Gaur ☆ 4 Free download She is Janki 'Chhappan Chhuri' Janki of the fifty six knives attacked in her youth she survives miraculously Brought up in a nautch house she rises to become the ueen of Allahabad her voice taking her from penury to palaces and royal durbarsBased on the real life story of Hindustani singer Janki Bai Ilahabadi 1880 1934 Reuiem in. Title Reuiem in Raga JankiAuthor Neelum Saran GaurPublisher Penguin Random HousePages 370Rating 4⭐5Set in the city of Allahabadduring early twentieth centuryThere British rule across India but Avadhi culture is thrivingIn this city where singers musicians and poets assemble a star emergesJanki Bai Ilahabadi also popularly known as 'Chhappan Chhuri' due to fifty six knives attacked in her youth that she survives miraculously Brought up in a nautch houseafter the family is abandoned by the fatherjust after the 56 knives thing ultimately she rises to become the ueen of Allahabad her voice taking her from penury to palaces and royal durbarsAnd the best thing it is based on the real life story of Hindustani singer Janki Bai Ilahabadi 1880 1934 Writing is so elaborate with beautiful visual and other sensory elementsthat you feel what the characters are feeing smell what they are smelling But also this is one of those book when you realise that even after 100 pages story has moved forward very less because everything is so elaborate and detailed if you have loved the God of small thingssurely you'll enjoy thisReuiem in Raga Janki is the beautifully rendered tale of one of India's unknown gems Moving from Hindustani classical music's earliest times to the age of the gramophone from Tansen's mysticism to Hassu Khan's stringent opposition of recordings this is a novel that brings to life a golden era of music through the eyes of a gifted performer