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Coming Soon: A book on Lata Mangeshkar!

The book is expected to reveal many unknown facets of the legendary singer

Lata Mangeshkar

Lata Mangeshkar. Image via Penguin Random House 

Here’s a good news for the fans of India’s nightingale Lata Mangeshkar. Melody queen’s personal life and career will be captured in an exclusive book titled Lata Mangeshkar: A Musical Journey. 

The book has been written by one of Hindi literature’s most respected poets and authors, Yatindra Mishra, with the full co-operation of Lata ji. It will be translated by Sahitya Akademi Award-winning author Ira Pande. The book is based on an exclusive and long-running series of interviews which Mishra has had with Lata Mangeshkar over several years. With never-before-heard facts intertwined with the story of her life in music, struggles, successes and her reign as the Queen of Hindi music from the 1940s to the present day, Lata Mangeshkar: A Musical Journey is the definitive book on India’s most beloved songstress, and will be a must-read for her fans.

On the occasion of her 85th birthday, Penguin Random House has announced that they will be publishing the story in January 2016. Meru Gokhale, Editor-in-Chief of Literary Publishing says: “This is one of the most exciting and ambitious projects we have ever taken on. Everyone at Penguin Random House couldn’t be prouder to be able to publish a book about a figure as loved and celebrated as Lata Mangeshkar. We hope her fans and admirers in India and all over the world will be as thrilled by this book as we are.’’

Yatindra Mishra, the author, added: “It is a dream come true! Lata ji has been an iconic figure for me as she has been for millions in South Asia. For me, it is a great achievement to have shared her memories. ”




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