Published in 2011, A.R Rahman’s official biography by Nasreen Munni Kabir follows the journey of the music maestro from his modest beginnings to the well-deserved lair of success.
Summary Of The Book
Indian composer and musician A.R Rahman is a household name around the world today and with the publishing of his official biography A.R. Rahman: The Spirit of Music, this prolific music composer has come even closer to his enormous fan base.
Written in the form of biographical conversations between the author and Rahman, the book beautifully takes us through the arduous but fruitful journey of this deeply private person, who has always kept a distance from the glitz and glamour of the music and entertainment industry.
Rahman answers a set of comprehensive questions, that detail his life before and after his international fame. Ranging from childhood anecdotes to his spiritual motivations, as well as the technicalities of his composing processes, the author brings out sides of Rahman that have never been seen before.
A.R. Rahman: The Spirit of Music indeed has provided deep insights into the life of this “Mozart of Madras”, who has also been included in the list of the world’s most influential people by Time magazine.
Winner of the Padma Bhushan, India’s third-highest civilian honour, along with two Academy Awards and four National Film Awards, composer of the scores of more than a hundred films, along with his brilliance at integrating classical Indian music styles with world music, Rahman and his life story, has been beautifully captured by the author.
About Nasreen Munni Kabir
Indian-born television producer Nasreen Munni Kabir, based in the UK, is well known in the television industry for producing Indian television movies for a British channel, Channel 4.
Apart from authoring A.R Rahman’s biography, she has also written books like The Dialogue Of Mother India, Bollywood Dreams, and Guru Dutt: A Life in Cinema.
Nasreen Munni Kabir was born in Hyderabad, India but is well known as a documentary filmmaker and author based in London. She was the recipient of the first Asian Womens’ Achievement Award for her work in promoting Indian films in the United Kingdom in 1999. She has produced various biographical documentaries of Indian stars such as Follow That Star (Amitabh Bachchan), and The Inner/Outer World of Shah Rukh Khan.
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