About the Book: In the Company of a Poet: Gulzar in Conversationwith Nasreen Munni kabir
In this richly entertaining book, Gulzar shares his life andpassions with inimitable charm and candour.
Poet, storyteller, director, scriptwriter and lyricist, Gulzarisa towering figure of contemporary Indian literature and cinema.Eversince he wrote his first song the unforgettable Mora gora anglai lefor Bimal Roys Bandini (1963) he has won countless admirerswith hisnuanced, sensitive and quietly innovative work. From theendearingLakdi ki kaathi, that a generation grew up singing, totheOscar-winning Jai ho his songs have enthralled millions. Hisuniqueand much acclaimed contribution to the world of poetrycontinues toreflect our changing times, with fresh idiom anddelicate turn ofphrase.
In this book of conversations with Nasreen Munni Kabir,Gulzarspeaks with insight, candour and gentle humour about his lifeandwork: his school days in Old Delhi, where he wrote his earlypoems;working in a garage in Mumbai before entering films;hisassociation with legends such as Bimal Roy, Balraj Sahni,SahirLudhianvi, Meena Kumari, Shailendra, S. D. Burman, HemantKumar,Hrishikesh Mukherjee, Lata Mangeshkar and R. D. Burmanamongothers; his love of tennis; and his deep connection with hiswife,the legendary Raakhee, his daughter Meghna and hisgrandsonSamay.
About the Author: Nasreen Munni Kabir
Born in India, documentary filmmaker and writer NasreenMunniKabir lives in London, where she has made several programmesonHindi cinema for Channel 4 TV, including the forty-six-partseriesMovie Mahal and The Inner/Outer World of Shah Rukh Khan.Herseveral books include Guru Dutt: A Life in Cinema; TalkingFilmsand Talking Songs with Javed Akhtar; The Spirit of Music withA. R.Rahman; Lata Mangeshkar: In Her Own Voice; and fivepublicationsfeaturing the complete dialogue of classic films likeMughal-e-Azamand Awaara.
|Book:||In the Company of a Poet: Gulzar in Conversation with Nasreen Munni kabir|
|Author:||Nasreen Munni Kabir|
|Number of Pages:||208|
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