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Meena Kumari The Poet : A Life Beyond Cinema

With an introduction by Philip Bounds and Daisy Hasan
Noorul Hasan

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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 Kumari's 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 Kumari's poetry can be read as a barbed critique of Indian popular culture, this book is an essential reading for all her many admirers.

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Author

  • Noorul Hasan was educated at Allahabad University and later at the University of Manchester in the United Kingdom, where he held a Commonwealth scholarship. He is the author of Thomas Hardy: The Sociological Imagination and has edited Thomas Hardy’s Far from the Madding Crowd. His translations of the poetry of Firaq Gorakhpuri appeared in the collection The Selected Poetry of Firaq Gorakhpuri. He has also contributed articles to various journals and magazines. Noorul Hasan retired as Professor of English, North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong in 2004.

ISBN
9.78817E+12
Binding
Paperback
Page Extent
160
Weight (kg)
0.5
Height (in)
8
Width (in)
6
Subject
General Non-Fiction, Photography
Published Date
01/01/14
Publisher
Roli Books

Author

  • Noorul Hasan was educated at Allahabad University and later at the University of Manchester in the United Kingdom, where he held a Commonwealth scholarship. He is the author of Thomas Hardy: The Sociological Imagination and has edited Thomas Hardy’s Far from the Madding Crowd. His translations of the poetry of Firaq Gorakhpuri appeared in the collection The Selected Poetry of Firaq Gorakhpuri. He has also contributed articles to various journals and magazines. Noorul Hasan retired as Professor of English, North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong in 2004.

ISBN
9.78817E+12
Binding
Paperback
Page Extent
160
Weight (kg)
0.5
Height (in)
8
Width (in)
6
Subject
General Non-Fiction, Photography
Published Date
01/01/14
Publisher
Roli Books