Much as I wanted to and despite several attempts, till now I have not been able to write about her. She was an awe-inspiring person. And I was never able to muster enough courage -- I found it too audacious to even try and fathom her in words.
Malika Pukhraj's memoirs had been her obsession for most of the last two decades of her life. She resisted tremendous opposition from her family who wanted her to abandon the work. In these extracts, she talks about the ustads who taught her singing