If you are familiar with India’s great ascetic, philosopher Shankara (8th century), this album of his poems will delight you.
If you don’t know Shankara, this is an ideal introduction: the crystalline voice of Aparna Panshikar, the flights of Bhargav Mistry’s sarod against a delicate wall of sound illustrate, with apt minimalism, the great beauty of Shankara’s mystical poems.
The 36-page booklet has the original sanskrit texts (in Roman characters) translated in English, delightfully illustrated by ace-photographers Roland & Sabrina Michaud. Deeply moving, almost timeless.
Over 50,000 copies sold around the world
Best-seller in Indian category at Virgin Megastores, France in 2005-2006
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