An author talk with

Oliver Craske – ‘Indian Sun: The Life & Music of Ravi Shankar’

Thursday 26th May 2022 at 6:30pm

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We’re delighted to welcome writer and editor Oliver Craske to Hart’s Books. Oliver will be discussing his acclaimed new biography of one of India’s most important cultural figures of the past century; Ravi Shankar.

As an icon of India, Ravi Shankar ranks not far below Gandhi or the Taj Mahal. He was one of the twentieth century’s most important musicians, the breadth of his impact reflected in those he influenced: George Harrison, John Coltrane, Philip Glass and Yehudi Menuhin, to name a few.

In this first biography of Ravi Shankar, Oliver Craske presents a full portrait of the man and the artist, painting a vivid picture of the public and private faces of a captivating, restless workaholic who lived an intense and extraordinary life across ninety-two years.

We’ll also be having Sitar player Debipriya Sircar play for us on this special evening.