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Two Tales of My Times

Gulzar (Author)
Synopsis Two Tales of My Times, Presents for the first ever time, two of GULZAR’s most thought-Provoking and hard-hitting film scripts, New Delhi Times and Maachis, in the form of a narrative. The scripts have been presented in the form of a story, but without delineating from the original films. New Delhi Times takes an in-depth look at the politically corrupt system that permeates the lives of ordinary people, who in many ways are unable to deal with it. Maachis, on the other hand, is placed in the terrorism that corroded Punjab in the aftermath of the assassination of former prime minister Indira Gandhi in 1984. The terrorism that was unleashed in the state, took in its fold, many young boys and girls, some of whom were too young to comprehend their mission.
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About the author


Gulzar is one of Indian cinemaâs most sensitive and creative directors; a lyricist par excellence; one whose work never fails to surprise, bring a tear to the eye or a smile on the lips; a humble man with humble beginnings who is unafraid of experimenting. A career that began more than three decades ago comprises a rich repertoire of not just films, but also authoring several anthologies of short stories, including Raavi Paar and Other Stories. One of the two immensely popular television serials that he has directed has been on the life of Mirza Ghalib, who commands Gulzarâs heartstrings, and the most recent one is based on the works of one of Indian literatureâs greats, Munshi Premchand. Winner of the Sahitya Akademi award, Gulzarâs interest in literature is more than just a passing fancy. He writes poetry, short stories, all his works have been translated into English, and he is the creator of the three-line poem, called Triveni. Writing for Gulzar, is his first love, his passion, his junoon, his life breath!

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Title Two Tales of My Times
Author Gulzar
Format Hardcover
Date published: 02.06.2008
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Rupa & Co.
Language: English
length 200p.