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by Mimlu Sen

ePub The Honey Gatherers: Travels with The Bauls: The Wandering Minstrels of Rural India download
Author:
Mimlu Sen
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978-1846041891
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1846041899
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Rider (June 7, 2010)
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249 p. : 23 cm. Reprint. Originally published as: Baulsphere : my travels with the wandering bards of Bengal. Noida, UP : Random House India, 2009

249 p. Noida, UP : Random House India, 2009. Includes bibliographical references (p. -244), discography (p. 244-245), filmography (p. 245), and web resources (p. 245-246).

Mimlu Sen resides a bohemian existence in Paris while she witnesses an electrifying functionality by way of 3 wandering minstrels from rural India. They put on flowing, multicoloured gowns and play frenetic rhythms on unusual tools made up of wooden and clay, shooting the various moods of nature and keenness. After her turbulent prior, together with a yr in a Calcutta penitentiary, Mimlu immediately understands it's time to trigger at the trip of her existence. one of many minstrels, Paban Das Baul, is a talented younger musician with a starting to be foreign popularity.

Mimlu Sen is living a bohemian life in Paris when she witnesses an electrifying performance by three wandering minstrels .

Mimlu Sen is living a bohemian life in Paris when she witnesses an electrifying performance by three wandering minstrels from rural India. They wear flowing, multicoloured robes and play frenetic rhythms on strange instruments made of wood and clay, capturing the many moods of nature and passion. After her turbulent past, including a year in a Calcutta jail, Mimlu instantly knows it is time to set off on the journey of her life. One of the minstrels, Paban Das Baul, is a gifted young musician with a growing international reputation.

Mimlu Sen, who met Paban Das Baul, a gifted musician, in Paris, is a determined young woman. She attached herself to the Bauls and joined them on their tours by bus and train (often on the top, rather than inside) to villages, monasteries and festivals in rural Bengal.

Mimlu Sen and Paban Das Baul, Baul musicians, at International Asian Movies festival in Vesoul, France. The Honey Gatherers: Travels with The Bauls: The Wandering Minstrels of Rural India. Their collaboration resulted in the acclaimed album Real Sugar (1997), a Peter Gabriel's Real World Records release, it marked one of the first fusions of Bengali music and Western pop music. He has also collaborated with the London-based State of Bengal and Susheela Raman.

Living a bohemian life in France, Mimlu Sen witnesses a performance by the Baul, a group of wandering mystic-minstrels . Only a handful of the Baul singers and sages, who lived in the remote ashrams, were still in contact with the songs' deep meaning," Sen writes.

Living a bohemian life in France, Mimlu Sen witnesses a performance by the Baul, a group of wandering mystic-minstrels from West Bengal. Captivated by the music, and by one of the musicians in particular, she returns to the country of her childhood: "yearning for the deep familiar breath of India". What follows is a love story on several levels. The rich rustic world that was the fount of their inspiration was drying u. But The Honey Gatherers is an optimistic rebuttal to any notion that the Bauls' days may be numbered.

The Honey Gatherers book. The Honey Gatherers recounts her adventures in rural Bengal. The Bauls' philosophy synthesises elements of Sufism, Hinduism and Tantric Buddhism and is concerned with enlightening the body through song. One hopes these free spirits, wearing patchwork robes to symbolise the multiplicity of all religious sources, may be travelling on the wings of song for some time to come.

Freewheeling Mimlu Sen lives in Paris, where one day she witnesses an electrifying performance by three Bauls, mystic minstrels . Baulsphere takes you in to the heart of rural Bengal, and into the fascinating world of the Hauls

Freewheeling Mimlu Sen lives in Paris, where one day she witnesses an electrifying performance by three Bauls, mystic minstrels from Bengal, who spin like pillars of dust. Their music inspires her to return to Calcutta, and to go on an extraordinary journey with one of them, Paban Das Baul, from her respectable home in the city to his humble village, and on to the verdant Bengali countryside that is their common heritage. Baulsphere takes you in to the heart of rural Bengal, and into the fascinating world of the Hauls. Passionate, enthralling and searingly lyrical, it is a stunning book. Mimlu Sen is a translator, musician, music producer and composer.

Mimlu Sen is living a bohemian life in Paris when she witnesses an electrifying performance by three wandering minstrels from rural India. They wear flowing, multicoloured robes and play frenetic rhythms on strange instruments made of wood and clay, capturing the many moods of nature and passion. After her turbulent past, including a year in a Calcutta jail, Mimlu instantly knows it is time to set off on the journey of her life. One of the minstrels, Paban Das Baul, is a gifted young musician with a growing international reputation. Mimlu defies prejudice to travel with him deep into the heart of Bengal, the rural hinterland behind Calcutta where few tourists ever go. In this fascinating and unusual book, she describes how they make their way across country, from shanty town to village, from monastery to festival, perched on the roofs of buses and squeezed inside trains, encountering tantrics and sages, exorcisms and witch sightings, catfish that climb trees and esoteric secrets - and fall in love. With Paban's encouragement, Mimlu too performs for alms - 'gathering honey' in the traditional Baul way - and is initiated into a hidden world of song, sensuality and adventure as wild and unpredictable as the landscape itself.