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In The Company Of A Poet Gulzar

In The Company Of A Poet Gulzar

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by Nasreen Munni Kabir  
Language: English
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Book Summary of In The Company Of A Poet Gulzar

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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.

  • Gulzar speaks with candor and gentle humour, and offers nuggets of very interesting details about his personal life.
  • This book talks about not just the life of Gulzar but also about his contemporaries and legends such as Bimal Roy, Sahir Ludhianvi, Lata Mangeshkar and R. D. Burman, among others.
  • Replete with wonderful photographs that give readers a glimpse into the film industry and also Gulzars life, this book will be a cinema lovers delight.

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.


Details Of Book : In The Company Of A Poet Gulzar

Book: In The Company Of A Poet Gulzar
ISBN: 8129120836
ISBN-13: 9788129120830
Binding: Hard Bound
Publishing Date: 2012-12
Publisher: Rupa Publications India Pvt Ltd
Number of Pages: 208
Language: English
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