About the BookThe present book is primarily a biographical work with an in-depth study of the life and contribution of legendary musician Ustad Vilayat Hussain Khan (vocal) of the Agra Gharana. It is rich with varied flavour. The musicological elements consist of a brief but analytical study of the evolution of music, gharana system, styles and the Agra Gharana with its hierarchy. It contains a good number of precious bandishes composed by Ustadjee with their detail notations. Besides, a detailed analysis of the ragas composed by him and a comparison with the conventional ragas further adds to the value of the book. The book is undoubtedly a valuable asset for the students and researchers of music, musicians, musicologists, and music lovers.About the Author/sTapasi Ghosh is a Lecturer of Music in the University of Calcutta. Graduated from the University of Burdwan, she topped the list of Sangeet Praveen (postgraduate course) of Prayag Sangeet Samitee with record marks and was awarded a gold medal. She also received the gold medal from the Samitee for topping the lists of all the faculties of music. She obtained her Ph.D. degree in music from Indira Kala Sangeet Vishwavidyalaya, Khairagarh. Dr. Ghosh has to her credit a long experience of teaching music in schools of repute in different states for more than a decade before joining the university. She learnt music under the invaluable guidance of musician and musicologist Pt. D.T. Joshi as his only Gandabandh shishya and has the rich treasure of his compositions in her repertoire. Dr. Ghosh is a promising scholar-teacher, a musician of the Agra gayaki and a growing musicologist of the present time.