Bhaskar Parichha reviews Musicophilia in Mumbai by Tejaswini Niranjana (Published by Tulika Books , 2020) calling it a fascinating journey across the city.
“The inexpressible depth of music, so easy to understand and yet so inexplicable, is due to the fact that it reproduces all the emotions of our innermost being, but entirely without reality and remote from its pain…Music expresses only the quintessence of life and of its events, never these themselves.”
Who doesn’t comprehend the power of music that moves us and affects our mood? And when it is Hindustani music and the city of Mumbai, things ought to go cerebral. For being a wonderful mix of social science research and creative non-fiction, this is a stupendous book.