A new book has come out which will most probably interest you kirtan aficionados: The Yoga of Kirtan: Conversations on the Sacred Art of Chanting, by Steven Rosen*. This seems like a promising book. It consists of 21 conversations with accomplished kirtan masters from around the world, and gets into depths about the "philosophy, culture, dynamics, and lore of kirtan as practiced in India for centuries—and as a phenomenon that is now resounding in the West.”And in Oxford. A CD with kirtans is included.
And if there is any justice in the world we must surely deserve a free review copy! Don't you think?
Let us know how you find the book. Here's the website for the book.
*Steven J. Rosen (Satyaraja Dasa) is editor-in-chief of the Journal of Vaishnava Studies, a biannual academic publication exploring esoteric realms of Eastern thought. He is also associate editor of Back to Godhead magazine and the author of over twenty books on Indian philosophy. His recent titles include Essential Hinduism (Praeger, 2006), Krishna’s Song: A New Look at the Bhagavad Gita (Greenwood, 2007), and Black Lotus: The Spiritual Journey of an Urban Mystic (Harinam Press, 2007). He is an initiated disciple of His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada.