Mrinal Pande and Yatindra Mishra in conversation with Vidya Shah


Writing about music requires both passion and knowledge and involves a deep understanding and appreciation of words, rhythm and melody. Journalist, author and television personality Mrinal Pande’s recent book Dhvaniyon ke Aalok Mein Stree talks about the contribution of professional women musicians, especially courtesans, to Hindustani classical and semi-classical music. Writer and musicologist Yatindra Mishra has written the definitive biography of Lata Mangeshkar. Acclaimed singer, musician and writer Vidya Shah has written evocatively of the ‘gramophone women of India’. Together they discuss the language of music and the harmonies of word and sound.