Frequently asked questions

Who is Jagjit Singh?

Jagjit Singh, born Jagmohan Singh (8 February 1941 – 10 October 2011), was a prominent Indian Ghazal singer, songwriter and musician. Known as the "Ghazal King", he gained acclaim together with his wife, another renowned Indian ghazal singer Chitra Jagjit Singh in the 1970s and 1980s.He sang in numerous languages. He was awarded the Padma Bhushan by the government of India in 2003.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jagjit_Singh

Why this book?

This book is aimed at a wide cross-section of generations, especially the second generation expatriates. We believe that music transcends all barriers and acts as a cross-culture and a cross-generation glue. Amongst you readers there may be some Jagjit Singh ghazal fans, who (like our own daughters) may not have studied the Hindi/Urdu script but wish to learn, understand & sing this genre. This book is a humble attempt to preserve the rich legacy left to us and future generations by the late Jagjit Singh. We are both medical doctors by profession and this book is a 'labour of our love' for the music and genius of Jagjit Singh's virtuosity.

Hardback book features

  • A 600 page A4 Sized book
  • 400 Lyrics in Phonetic English and Hindi-each on a separate page
  • A poem foreword by Gulzar & afterword by Aalok Shrivastav
  • 200 Exclusive colour photographs and memoirs
  • A Lexicon/dictionary of 3000 words as a BONUS feature 
  • Comprehensive indexing
  • A collector's item and a 'must have manuscript for every Ghazal and Jagjit Singh fan'

How can I Order this book & How much does it cost?

Go to www.lyricsofalegacy.com  and click on 'Buy the Book' this will take you to the online secure payment page. The books can be bought by making a Credit Card payment. You don't need a PAYPAL account to make a purchase!
The book costs £100 or equivalent in your currency at the prevailing exchange rate on the day the payment is made. Please use our currency convertor to get a rough idea of the costs in your currency.
The price you pay should be visible to you as you go through the payment portal via PayPal.

What happens after I place my order?

All books are printed and prepared as 'print on demand'! On receipt of the order, your copy will be produced. Please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery

About postage

Postage is FREE! Your order will be delivered via Royal Mail International Parcel Service. This is not a 'tracked' courier service which you can track online. In order to keep our costs down-we have opted for this service which is cheaper, efficient and reliable and includes an internal tracking feedback on delivery which is monitored by us. Courier costs are high, for example shipping a book from UK to India will cost almost the same as the price of the book!!

What is 'Print on Demand?

Print on Demand is a special arrangement to produce one copy at a time. Traditionally, Publishers print in bulk and store the books ready for dispatch on receiving orders. They can do this as they have infrastructure and financial capital to do so.

Why is this book Self-Published?

There are contributions in this book-photographs and memories that various people have shared freely. A number of poetss have given us permission to reproduce their poetry. In order to safe-guard their intellectual property we self-published rather than go through a main stream publisher.

Why do I have to wait for 3 weeks to receive my order?

The book is printed on demand, bound and prepared. This can take up to 2 weeks! The post can take another week to deliver the order, depending on which part of the World it needs to go.

Is the book available in book stores?

No, it is only available online through www.lyricsofalegacy.com and currently on Amazon Europe for a short period of time.

About refund/returns policy

  1. Books once sold can only be returned in the unlikely event of a manufacturing defect. All our books go through a multi-level quality control check before being dispatched.
  2. Customers have to bear the cost of the postage and packing of returned books.
  3. Returned books should not be damaged in other way and care must be taken by the customer when packing the book for return.
  4. No refunds will be made in any other circumstances.
  5. Books for return must be posted within 2 days of receipt. All our delivery dates are tracked. Books returned after this stipulated time will not be replaced.
  6. As these books are hand made to order in the UK, please allow at least 14-21 days for delivery from the date of order.

How do I contact you?

Email enquiries@lyricsofalegacy.com
About Khot Creations Ltd
"Lyrics of a Legacy Jagjit Singh is self-published by the authors. They are directors of Khot Creations Limited, a creative and publishing company registered in the UK & based in Wales. All books are handmade by Abbey Bookbinding & Printing, Cardiff, Wales, UK.