Zakir And His Tabla – Dha Dhin Na/Zakir Ani Thyacha Tabla – Dha Dhin Na  (Marathi) View larger

Zakir And His Tabla: Dha Dhin Na/Zakir Ani Thyacha Tabla: Dha Dhin Na (Marathi)

Author : Sandhya Rao
Illustrator : Priya Kuriyan

From a childhood around music to the highs of a performer who took the tabla to the world, this joyous story introduces children to the musical genius, whose busy fingers and flying curls make him the inimitable Zakir Hussain.

Also available in limited edition English hardcover

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Age 6+
Specifications 32 pages; 9.5” x 8.5”; portrait; full colour; soft cover
Translator Suvarna Sridhar
ISBN 978-93-89203-76-9
First Published 2020

Just a day and a half old, the very first words Zakir hears from his famous father, Allarakha, are bols — rhythms played out on tablas! From then on, rhythms sing and dance in his head, on Amma’s cheeks, on the pots and pans in the kitchen…

Sandhya Rao follows these beats, stringing together little vignettes from his life. From a childhood around music to the highs of a performer who took the tabla to the world, this joyous story introduces children to a musical genius, whose busy fingers and flying curls make him the inimitable Zakir Hussain. Illustrator Priya Kuriyan’s fingers add their own magic with fine lines and subtle but striking use of colours. Her pictures bring to children a sense of place, time and the person, with warmth and energy.

Has potential to open up new worlds to younger ones

Zakir Hussain for me, and many like me, demystified tabla. This book walks in the same direction; it demystifies him… Few books blow you away with their cover. Fewer manage to retain that impression even after you have the book in your hands and have put time with it. This is one such book. Images bring out his hair, mischievousness and are fun. Nimesh Ved

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Zakir And His Tabla: Dha Dhin Na/Zakir Ani Thyacha Tabla: Dha Dhin Na  (Marathi)

Zakir And His Tabla: Dha Dhin Na/Zakir Ani Thyacha Tabla: Dha Dhin Na (Marathi)

From a childhood around music to the highs of a performer who took the tabla to the world, this joyous story introduces children to the musical genius, whose busy fingers and flying curls make him the inimitable Zakir Hussain.

Also available in limited edition English hardcover

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