Ashgari Bai

Uploaded on Monday 1 January 2007


Ashgari Bai is one of the oldest exponents alive of the dying art of Dhrupad, the most orthodox form of Hindustani Classical music. She is also probably the only woman to have espoused this austere and invocative form of music. And she has been conferred national awards including the Padmshree.

Ironically however, she remains a curiously anonymous and lonely figure today, battling against insurmountable odds in a small town of Madhya Pradesh in India.

Showcasing her wit, her forthrightness, her charm and her indomitability, this documentary is a portrait of a precious gem in India who insists on living life on her own terms.


Language: Hindi

Length: 45 min 49 sec

Country: India