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Simply Do It
Do It Simply
Paper Type: Book Print | Size: 190 x 125mm
Black and white
ISBN-10: 9381523568 | ISBN-13: 978-93-81523-56-8

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Martin Kämpchen, born in 1948 in Germany, has spent forty years of his life in India. After studying in the USA, Paris and Vienna, he earned a PhD in Literature and went to India to teach German in Kolkata. After four years he returned to university in Chennai and Santiniketan, earning a PhD in Religious Studies. He translated Sri Ramakrishna and Rabindranath Tagore's poetry from Bengali into German. He wrote, translated and edited books about Indian life, thus becoming one of the important cultural links between India and Germany. The present book introduces the author to Indian readers. Matthew Pritchard is a postdoctoral research fellow in music at the University of Cambridge, where he researches and writes on the history of music theory and aesthetics in Europe, and particularly Germany, from the late eighteenth century to the present. Through trips to Santiniketan he also continues research on Rabindrasangit and other traditions of Bengali music begun during a year at Visva-Bharati University from 2009-10. Aside from research, he translates texts, usually of either musical or philosophical interest, from German and Bengali.

Martin Kampchen
Martin Kampchen

German-born writer, Martin Kämpchen, came to India as a student. Deeply moved by this country’s variegated life and philosophy, he  stayed on, settling at Santiniketan.