Sunday, January 06, 2008

My Books

I've written a couple of books. The experience of writing, getting it edited and finally published was interesting, though exhausting.

The first book took about six months to finish, but took two years between revision, acceptance and finally release. It hasn't really moved a great deal, so say the Publishers, because I guess its a niche book. Its a novel based on twenty different Indian Classical raagas (scales). The Publisher is Rupa & Co., New Delhi.


The reviews were not too bad, I guess.

Review in the Indian Express Tribune India Chapter Extract Interview in the Deccan Herald Interview in The Hindu Review in Sruti Magazine
The second book was about writing proposals and was published by Sage Publications, Delhi. Here's a review in The Hindu Business Line And another in The Dawn, Pakistan

There are a couple more in the pipeline (in fact, I'm done) but I need to get over some lethargy and find a willing Publisher.

Meanwhile., why don't you get a copy of each published book?

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi I love 'What the Raags told me' and I hope that you write more about raags and in particular the depth of raags as you have.

I am currently writing my dissertation on Raag Ramkali and have quoted your chapter many times. I am also an Indian music teacher and all our students have bought copies of it!

There are not many people who can appreciate music this way, please keep going!

V Murthy said...

Thats certainly very nice to know. Do let me know who you are and feel free to get in touch.

Regards

Anonymous said...

Im Amanroop Kaur, and I am from Raj Academy of Asian Music. Our academy specialises in Gurmat Sangeet (Sikh music) and in traditional Sikh Instruments - sarangi, saranda, taus, dilruba, rabab and jori. We are taught about raags in a way that is similar to the structure of your book!!

Please visit our website and our forum; We would all love to know what you think about the topics posted up there (especially ramkali!!!) www.rajacademy.com and www.rajacademy.com/forum