Penguin Random House India to release AR Rahman's first authorized biography in August
Who really is A.R. Rahman? We know the music. But do we know the man? For the first time, in Notes of a Dream: The Authorized Biography of A.R. Rahman by Krishna Trilok, our national pride—winner of National Film Awards, Academy Awards, Grammys and hearts—opens up about his philosophies: hope, perseverance, positivity and love.
From his early days as a composer of advertisement jingles to his first big break into feature films, from his keenness to integrate new technology with a good old-fashioned music to the founding of his music school, from his resounding entry on the international stage to his directorial debut, from his philanthropy to his inner life, Notes of a Dream captures the nostalgia, the drama and the extraordinary success story of A.R. Rahman.
As Danny Boyle poignantly writes in his foreword, ‘His talent is matched by his appetite, his modesty and his generosity. All surrendered to the troubadour mentality; we are at the service of the music.’
Penguin Random House India will publish this book—featuring intimate interviews with the man himself, as well as anecdotes from key people from his life—in August 2018.
On the occasion of the publication of the book, A.R. Rahman says, ‘There is no composition greater or more beautiful than life. Life is a song we compose through our choices and what we give. All these years, you've known me through my music. Now I look forward to you reading about who I am, and the story of where I am going.’