Dr Pierre-Alain Baud is a music lover who was closely involved with Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan's life and music for over ten years. This book, first published in French by Editions Demi-Lune, received several awards and much acclaim in France. It was published in Urdu in Lahore by Sange- Meel Publications. Baud is currently the art director of Arts Nomades, a non-profit venture for research and cultural promotion. He is also associated with different departments of Dhaka University and has worked with the Sindhology department of Sindh University, Pakistan. Trained in contemporary dance, he wrote his Ph.D on dance and power in Mexico. Through these diverse activities, he pursues his interest in community development issues.