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Journey With A Hundred Strings: My Life In Music
In this memoir, Shiv Kumar Sharma recalls his youth in Jammu and Kashmir, his lean years as an aspiring professional in Bombay, his work in the film industry, his most blissful moments onstage and his long struggle to establish the santoor as a classical Indian instrument in the face of sceptical critics.
Published December 31st 2002 by Viking Books
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Mar 04, 2010 Avid rated it 5 of 5 stars
I hesitate to pick up a memoir or an autobiography. I really don’t know what to expect. Will it be a series of incidents plainly stated in chronological order? Will it be like sitting with that person and having an informal chat and sharing his or her life over a cup of coffee? Since I don’t know what to expect, I stay away from this genre. But, I picked up Pt Shiv Kumar Sharma’s memoir for two reasons. One, it was small, so even if I didn’t like it, I wouldn’t waste a lot of time on that. Secon ...more