Meena Kumari: The Poet, A Life Beyond Cinema

By: Noorul Hasan (trs.)

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Meena Kumari was not only an iconic star of Hindi cinema, she was also a poet of great flair and delicacy. This book contains a compelling selection of her poems in the original Urdu and in brilliant English translations by Noorul Hasan. Haunting, crystalline and precisely observed, Meena Kumaris poetry reveals a side of her personality that was rarely on display in her films. It proves beyond any doubt that she was a much more sensitive and self-aware woman than her fans tend to realize. With a selection of critical and biographical material on Meena Kumari, including a concise introductory essay in which Daisy Hasan and Philip Bounds argue that much of Meena Kumaris poetry can be read as a barbed critique of Indian popular culture, this book is an essential reading for all her many admirers.Printed Pages: 160.

Title: Meena Kumari: The Poet, A Life Beyond Cinema

Author Name: Noorul Hasan (trs.)

Categories: Cinema, Poetry, India,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Roli Books: 2014

ISBN: 8174369678

ISBN 13: 9788174369673

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: New

Seller ID: 037861

Keywords: Meena Kumari Indian Cinema India