Source: Frontline; Author: Partha Chatterjee

Well-known biographer Vikram Sampat has come up with a book on S. Balachander (1927-1990), the most problematic maestros of Carnatic music. Just as Balachander’s mastery of the veena was widely admired, his largely pointless eccentricities were given a wide berth by critics and colleagues alike. The book titled: Voice of the Veena :S.Balachanger, is reviewed by Partha Chatterjee, for Frontline magazine.

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A book that sensitively portrays the late veena maestro S. Balachander, known as much for his soul-stirring music as for his narcissistic ways.