Once, in a school in Delhi, there was a young boy who loved nothing more than making music and dreamed of sharing his music with the world. One day, that dream became a reality. From a childhood spent strumming away at a guitar in Delhi to professional success as a music composer in Mumbai, Shantanu Moitra has come a long way. Here, he gives us a glimpse into his world and the moments that have made him who he is. From his early days as a client servicing drone in an advertising agency to his collaborations with prominent musicians and film-makers, to the making of Parineeta, his greatest hit and from his all-consuming love for astronomy to near-death escapades in the Himalayas, he shares the most intimate parts of himself through his phenomenal adventures in this compelling memoir. Written in a delightfully autobiographical vein this little book is a collection of stories, reminiscences, anecdotes and self revelations. Embellished by notations and photographs these twenty-odd pen and paper vignettes chart the growth of a timid, diffident, self-effacing boy into a music composer of international repute.
About the Author
Shantanu Moitra is one of the leading composers in Indian cinema at present. Some of his most well-known works include Parineeta, Antaheen, Lage Raho Munna Bhai and 3 Idiots. He has also composed a number of best-selling nonfilm albums, including Ab Ke Saawan. This is his first book.
Aruna Chakravarti is the author of two novels - The Inheritors, which was shortlisted for the 'Commonwealth Writers Prize 2004' and the critically acclaimed 'Jorasanko'. 'Secret Spaces', an anthology of her own short stories, was published to critical acclaim in 2010. She is also an award-winning translator.