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  • Book to chronicle life of Tabla maestro Zakir Hussain

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New Delhi, Mar 30 (PTI) A book titled 'Zakir Hussain: A Life for Music, In Conversation with Nasreen Munni Kabir' will chronicle the Tabla maestro's life through a series of in-depth interviews.

To be released by HarperCollings Publishers India in January 2018, the book will offer an intimate look at Hussain's life and career.

While it will have Hussain's nostalgic recollection of his early years of training from his father Ustad Allarakha, it will also include his journey as a musician with Pandit Ravi Shankar and Ustad Ali Akbar Khan.

Written by Nasreen Munni Kabir, the book will offer readers a personalised view into Indian classical music and the thinking of a world musician.

Speaking about the book, Hussain said that it was a "fascinating revelation" discovering parts of his life that were overlooked.

"Talking to Nasreen and, with her help and prodding, discovering nooks and crannies long overlooked in my life has been a fascinating revelation," Hussain said.

"Getting to know such an accomplished musician and fine person through the process of this book is enlightening," Kabir said.

Hussain, who gave his first public concert at the age of seven, has been recognised as a natural genius across the globe and is also known for his talent as a "genre-bending" percussionist and composer.

"It is a privilege to be publishing this book and getting to know the world of one of the greatest musicians of our era.

What makes this a double delight is that here he is in conversation with Nasreen Munni Kabir," Shantanu Ray Chaudhuri, executive editor, HarperCollins Publishers India, said.

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