Mohan, A. G. (with Ganesh Mohan). Krishnamacharya: His Life and Teachings.
Krishnamacharya (1888-1988) is considered the "father of modern yoga." Some of his famous students included B.K.S. Iyengar, Patabi Jois, Indira Devi, T.K.V Desikachar (his son), and the author, A. G. Mohan. He is largely responsible for the popularization of yoga through his own influence and through the influence of his students.
A.G. Mohan began studied with Krishnamacharya for nearly two decades at the end of Krishnamacharya's long life. He gives an overview of Krishnamacharya's early years and studies, but does not go into his lessons with Iyengar, Patabi Jois, or Indira Devi. Instead he relates his own personal experiences with his teacher and mentor with great respect and reverence.
"... A. G. Mohan, a well-respected yoga teacher and yoga therapist, draws on his own memories and Krishnamacharya’s diaries and recorded material, to present a fascinating view of the man and his teachings, and Mohan's own warm and inspiring relationship with the master. This portrait of the great teacher will be a compelling and informative read for yoga teachers and students who truly want to understand the source of their tradition and practice." Product Description
The book is quite short with many references to ancient texts with which I am not familiar and only brief information about Krishnamacharya's early years, but I agree with the Product Description -- it is an excellent read for yoga teachers and students interested in learning more about their tradition.
Nonfiction. Biographical. 2010. 151 pages.