Dancer film actor Hindustani classical singer - Lakshmi Shankar was all this and more. Starting her journey as a teenager in Uday Shankar's breakthrough troupe she ventured into playback singing after a tragic illness cut short her dance career going on to be the voice behind films such as Richard Attenborough's critically acclaimed Gandhi. But her ultimate artistry lay in Hindustani classical music. In this book Kavita Das who has known her since childhood traces Lakshmi's fascinating story that culminated in a Grammy nomination in 2009.
Poignant Song explores the journey of Indian music to the West through the remarkable life of a great artiste.