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Actually … I Met Them (Digitally Signed Copy)

Actually … I Met Them (Digitally Signed Copy)

A Memoir by Gulzar | Penguin, Non-fiction, Auto-Biographies

Gulzar
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Personal. Intimate. Deeply moving.
An absolutely unputdownable memoir.

Do memories ever fade away? They never ‘dry up’, says Gulzar Saab, ‘They keep floating somewhere between the conscious and the subconscious mind. It’s a great feeling to swim there sometime. Pick up a few bubbly moments and cherish them again.’

From Bimal Roy to Satyajit Ray, R.D. Burman, Kishore Kumar, Ritwik Ghatak, Hrishikesh Mukherjee, Pandit Ravi Shankar, Pandit Bhimsen Joshi, Mahasweta Devi and Samaresh Basu, among others, in this fascinating book, Gulzar Saab goes down memory lane to bring to light his relationship with the doyens of cinema, music and literature, who he had known and worked with over a long period of time. In his words, ‘It seems like a dream when I revisit my memories of such great gurus and colleagues, and I feel overwhelmed that I have really interacted with them. I have to pinch myself on realizing that actually . . . I met them.’

Chatty, anecdotal and deeply personal, this book of memories will chronicle Gulzar Saab’s life and career through different eras of Indian cinema as he successfully transcended commercial and critical arts. Studded with rare photographs, Actually .. I Met Them will be a treat for his huge and devoted fan base.

An auto biography by Gulzar Saab.

Imprint: India Hamish Hamilton

Published: Oct/2021

ISBN: 9780670096077

Length : 176 Pages

MRP : ₹499.00

Actually … I Met Them (Digitally Signed Copy)

A Memoir by Gulzar | Penguin, Non-fiction, Auto-Biographies

Gulzar

Personal. Intimate. Deeply moving.
An absolutely unputdownable memoir.

Do memories ever fade away? They never ‘dry up’, says Gulzar Saab, ‘They keep floating somewhere between the conscious and the subconscious mind. It’s a great feeling to swim there sometime. Pick up a few bubbly moments and cherish them again.’

From Bimal Roy to Satyajit Ray, R.D. Burman, Kishore Kumar, Ritwik Ghatak, Hrishikesh Mukherjee, Pandit Ravi Shankar, Pandit Bhimsen Joshi, Mahasweta Devi and Samaresh Basu, among others, in this fascinating book, Gulzar Saab goes down memory lane to bring to light his relationship with the doyens of cinema, music and literature, who he had known and worked with over a long period of time. In his words, ‘It seems like a dream when I revisit my memories of such great gurus and colleagues, and I feel overwhelmed that I have really interacted with them. I have to pinch myself on realizing that actually . . . I met them.’

Chatty, anecdotal and deeply personal, this book of memories will chronicle Gulzar Saab’s life and career through different eras of Indian cinema as he successfully transcended commercial and critical arts. Studded with rare photographs, Actually .. I Met Them will be a treat for his huge and devoted fan base.

An auto biography by Gulzar Saab.

Select Preferred Format

Gulzar

Gulzar is one of India's most respected scriptwriters, directors and leading poets, and has been one of the most popular lyricists in mainstream Hindi cinema for over five decades. Gulzar has received the Sahitya Akademi Award in 2002 and the Padma Bhushan in 2004, along with an Oscar and Grammy for the song 'Jai ho'. In 2014 he was awarded the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke Award. He lives and works in Mumbai.

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