Many people in this generation may not be aware of this sitarist. He was/is a unique influence on sitar styles.
If the kathak tour with tabla player Ramdas Palsule is in your area, you may want the sitar player (who learnt from Khan and Shahid Parvez) with the troupe demo Jaffer Khan's compositions. It is something different.
Don't know how I missed this - its Russ's fault. Sorry about the delayed reply. Yes I have the book. A lot of the book is fluff in my opinion. It really does not discuss the baaj. The CD is better.
But I found the interaction with the sitarist quite educational. It brought to light the baaj aspects quickly. By itself, most of the techniques are common place. But the manner in which they are combined - does definitely give a unique flavor.
Sitarist's URL http://www.ravindrachary.com/ Let me know (send personal email) if you cannot find the event details. It should be well publicized.