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Jiya Jale: The Stories Of Songs

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The legendary lyricist, poet and filmmaker tells us of the art and stories behind the making of h... Read More

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The legendary lyricist, poet and filmmaker tells us of the art and stories behind the making of his best songs--some of the finest and most popular of Hindi Cinema--from 1963 to the present.

A legend of Hindi cinema, Gulzar is among the Subcontinent's finest poets and lyricists, whose songs have touched millions. He remains as popular today, and as sensitive a chronicler of our emotions, as he was half a century ago. And throughout, his work has been gloriously distinctive--especially for the unforgettable images and the intimacy he brings to his songs.

In this book of conversations with the acclaimed author and documentary filmmaker Nasreen Munni Kabir, Gulzar speaks about the making of his most enduring songs--from 'Mora gora ang lai le' (Bandini; 1963) and 'Dil dhoondta hai' (Mausam; 1975) to 'Jiya jale' (Dil Se; 1998) and 'Dil toh bachcha hai ji' (Ishqiya; 2010). He also discusses the songs of other greats, like Shailendra and Sahir Ludhianvi; his favourite music directors, like SD and RD Burman, Hemant Kumar and AR Rahman; and several playback singers, among them, Lata Mangeshkar, Mohammed Rafi, Asha Bhosle, Vani Jairam, Jagjit Singh and Bhupinder Singh.

Full of insight, anecdote and analysis--and containing over 40 songs, in roman script and English translation--this book is a treasure for students and lovers of Hindi cinema, music and poetry.

Product Details

Title: Jiya Jale: The Stories Of Songs
Author: Gulzar
Publisher: Speaking Tiger
ISBN: 9789388070959
SKU: BK0439833
EAN: 9789388070959
Language: English
Binding: Hardcover
Reading age : All Age Groups

About Author

Gulzar is a poet, lyricist and film director. He has been awarded the Padma Bhushan, the Sahitya Akademi Award and the Dadasaheb Phalke Awards besides several others. Gulzar has published several children's books, the most recent being the Potli Baba series which includes the wonderful retelling of Goopy Gyne Bagha Byne, Ali Baba Aur Chalis Chor, Aladdin Ka Chirag and Pinocchio, each with a uniquely lyrical narrative style. Samay ka Khatola is a collection of delightful poems and songs penned over the years by the master poet, which he has dedicated to his grandson Samay.

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