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Author Name    S. Kalidas

Title   Begum Akhtar: Loves Own Voice

Binding   Hardcover

Book Condition   New

Jacket Condition   New

Publisher   New Delhi, India Lustre Press/Roli Books

ISBN    8174365958 / 9788174365958

Seller ID   108594

Akhtaribai Faizabadi, or Begum Akhtar as she was later called, was a much loved classical diva of twentieth century India. The last of the great female singers from the courtesan (tawaif) community, Begum Akhtar effortlessly transcended that label to marry Barrister Ishtiaq Ahmed Abbassi of Lucknow. Witty, vibrant, and engaging with the world at various levels, here was a remarkable woman who took life head-on, and by many accounts, perhaps a bit recklessly. As a tawaif, she was trained to charm the system and subvert narrow patriarchal practices by means of highly sophisticated seduction. At another level, she was a hapless victim, constantly tormented by the twists and turns of her own destiny. She trudged on regardless, driven by a deep inner quest to pursue love in its purest form, as an end in itself; be it in music or in life. Begum Akhtar: Love's Own Voice documents her troubled and tempestuous life through the narratives of some of her closest friends and associates. Printed Pages: 84.

Begum Akhtar: Loves Own Voice S. Kalidas

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