**SHORTLISTED FOR THE JAMES TAIT BLACK PRIZE**
‘A splendid book.’ Literary Review
‘A modern masterpiece.’ New York Journal of Books
Finding the Raga is Amit Chaudhuri’s revelatory exploration of North Indian classical music: an ancient, evolving tradition whose principles and practises will alter the reader’s notion of what music might – and can – be.
Through essay, memoir and cultural study, Chaudhuri dwells on the music’s most distinctive and mysterious characteristics, resulting in a gift of a book for musicians and music lovers, and for any creative mind in search of diverse and transforming inspiration.
‘Supple, intricate and uncompromising, full of delicate observation and insight.’ -Geoff Dyer
‘[A] compelling meditation on Indian and Western art-making.’ The New Yorker