Finding the Raga

Amit Chaudhuri


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7 April 2022
ISBN: 9780571219117
272 pages

From the publisher

A revelatory and very personal exploration of Indian classical music from ‘one of his generation’s best writers’ (Guardian). 


‘A splendid book.’ Literary Review
‘A modern masterpiece.’ New York Journal of Books

Finding the Raga is Amit Chaudhuri’s revelatory exploration of North Indian classical music: an ancient, evolving tradition whose principles and practises will alter the reader’s notion of what music might – and can – be.

Through essay, memoir and cultural study, Chaudhuri dwells on the music’s most distinctive and mysterious characteristics, resulting in a gift of a book for musicians and music lovers, and for any creative mind in search of diverse and transforming inspiration.

‘Supple, intricate and uncompromising, full of delicate observation and insight.’ Geoff Dyer
‘[A] compelling meditation on Indian and Western art-making.’ The New Yorker