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Sat 12 Nov 2022

9:00 PM - 10:00 PM (UTC+5.5)

Indica Books Live – Deepak MR’s book on Bharat Ratna Lata Manageshkar, with Deepak MR

Indica Books presents Author Q&A with Deepak MR

Book Discussion – “The Life & Music of Lata Mangeshkar: A Fan’s Tribute to the Melody Queen

About the Book: 

  • Do you know what Lata Mangeshkar’s original name was?
  • Were you aware of why Lata left school after the very first day?
  • Did you know which was Lata’s first song and last song?
  • Did you know why Lata stopped working with Rafi and S D Burman for a few years?
  • Is it true that Lata loved to gamble in casinos wearing jeans?
  • Why did Lata say she would never want to be reborn as Lata again?
  • Which was the only Hindi film in which Lata was seen on-screen?

The Life and Music of Lata Mangeshkar: A fan’s tribute to the Melody Queen reveals the answers to all these questions and presents interesting facts about Lata Mangeshkar. This book is a tribute to the melody queen and presents her life journey. Find out how a 13-year-old was forced to sing to support her family and ended up becoming a legend.

The reign of Lata Mangeshkar over the Indian film industry is unparalleled. She reigned for over 65 years and sang until the age of 90. This book presents not just the story of Lata but the story of Hindi film music. Read how Shankar-Jaikishan rose to the top and then dramatically fell. Know the rise of R D Burman and Laxmikant-Pyarelal and their career graphs. From the golden era to music to the decline of music, and then to the revival–the book covers it all.

Find out about the filmmakers, musicians, singers, and family members who played a key part in her success. Read about her trials, tribulations, awards, and achievements.

The book has interesting nuggets about incidents from the life of the great singer. The number of songs she sang, with which composer has she sung the most songs, how much she was paid for her songs, and many other facts are presented in this book.

This book is the tribute of a fan to the greatest musical legend born in India. If you are a lover of Hindi film music, this book is a must. If you want to know about the life story of the nightingale, then read this book.

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Deepak MR


Deepak M R is a professional writer and trainer. He has a rich work experience of more than 25 years in varies fields that include training, education, and consulting. He has served as the Controller of Exams in a private university. He has been a trainer and a quality management consultant. He has written a number of technical articles, text books, and journal articles in his career. He is presently a professional writer who writes on topics like healthcare, business, finance, lifestyle, and travel. He is the author of “Unsung Valour”, an anthology of tales featuring battles from the Kurukshetra War. His novel “Abhimanyu: Tale of a Warrior Prince” is being published by Bloomsbury and will be released in August 2021. He is presently working on a collection of short stories featuring a hero from the Mahabharata. He is also working on a fantasy fiction novel set in the Puranic period. He lives in Bangalore with his wife, daughter, and parents.


Abhinav Agarwal


Abhinav is a technology professional with over twenty years in the software industry, the technical editor of a book published by McGraw-Hill, a prolific writer on areas on technology and Indology. He is a computer engineer and holds a post graduate diploma from the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore.


Dr. Manish Shrivastava


डॉ मनीष श्रीवास्तव जी द्वारा लिखित और इंडिका के सौजन्य से क्रांतिदूत शृंखला के अंतर्गत 10 किताबों का संकलन प्रकाशित किया जाना है। इस शृंखला में भारत की सशस्त्र क्रांति को एक उपन्यास्मृति या उपन्यास्मरण के रूप में तैयार किया गया है। भारत के सुने-अनसुने, जाने-अनजाने क्रांतिदूतों की यह जीव- गाथा आपको उनके समय में ले जाए, यही लेखक की कोशिश रही है। इस शृंखला को लिखने के दौरान लेखक डॉ मनीष श्रीवास्तव जी की कोशिश रही है कि पाठक भगत सिंह को पढ़े तो उनके तथाकथित नास्तिक या वामपंथी वाले रूप की जगह आपको सिर्फ भगत सिंह दिखायी दें। सान्याल साहब का नाम सिर्फ काकोरी से जुड़ कर ना रह जाए। बिस्मिल साहब आर्यसमाजी भर ही ना दिखें और अशफाक़ मात्र एक मुसलमान क्रांतिदूत की तरह सामने ना आयें।


Arun Krishnan


Arun Krishnan has studied and lived in different cities across India, USA, Singapore and Japan, before putting down roots in Bangalore. He started off with a degree in engineering and a doctorate, and went on to work in IT, high performance computing, bioinformatics, computational biology and HR analytics. He has worked at various corporations, research institutes and also in academia as an Assistant Professor of Computational Biology. And then, just to shake things up, Arun went for an MBA and turned entrepreneur. He is a polyglot and is conversant in Tamil, English, Hindi, Bengali, Japanese and Kannada. He loves to sing and plays the guitar, keyboard and percussion instruments. He is also an amateur historian and enjoys visiting historical places. While he has over fifty articles in journals, conferences and book chapters, this is his first work of fiction.


Pranshu Saxena