Talking Songs: Javed Akhtar in Conversation with Nasreen Munni Kabir and Sixty Selected Songs

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Oxford University Press, 2005 - Performing Arts - 252 pages
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This book is centred around an engaging and lively conversation on the Hindi/Urdu film song between the renowned poet and lyricist, Javed Akhtar and documentary film director and author Nasreen Munni Kabir.

One of the first on the subject, the book also includes a selection of sixty songs written by Javed Akhtar for the many hugely successful films to which he has contributed. These songs are a reminder of the excellence of his work and for those unfamiliar with Hindi/Urdu, English translations are also provided.

It is an established fact that the Indian film song enjoys an enormous impact, and has always been a vital part of the national culture. For the reader, it is a rare privilege to discover the thinking that went behind a song that can be heard in a billion homes. This book will interest and appeal to Hindi film and music buffs within India and outside.

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Javed Akhtar in Conversation with Nasreen Munni Kabir
Sixty Selected Songs by Javed Akhtar 5 3
Border Mere dushman mere bhdi mere hamsde
Mashaal Futpathoh ke ham rehne wale 1 10
1947 Earth Banno Rani
Kuchh Na Kaho Bat men suniye to zara 1 38
Lakshya Hah Yahi rasta hai terd 1 50
Refugee Panchhi nadiyd pawan ke jhohke
Saagar Sach mereydr hai
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About the author (2005)

Nasreen Munni Kabir is an independent television producer and director, running her own company in London. She has directed several documentary films, among them, In Search of Guru Dutt for Channel 4. She was for many years the Indian cinema consultant for Channel 4.

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