The Story of Tansen: Master of Melody(Flexibound Edition)
by Sharad Kohli by Urmimala Nag
The life story of the 16th century master musician is hardly known, but this beautifully illustrated book, through its clever melding of fact and some fiction, makes a universe of Tansen's world. The reader is taken on a fascinating journey, from his miraculous birth in a village near Gwalior, through his childhood and early music lessons, to the court of Raja Man Singh Tomar and then to Fatehpur Sikri, where he becomes one of Emperor Akbar's nine jewels. Though the book concludes with his passing, it leaves the reader marvelling at the musical legacy he left behind. History is brought alive with exquisite illustrations on every page that captivate the imagination of children and their parents.