Meena Kumari: The Poet

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.

Publisher
Roli Books
ISBN
9788174369673
Binding
Paperback
Page Extent
0
Weight (kg)
2
Height (in)
8
Width (in)
6
Subject
Biography
Published Date
31 / 11 / 2015

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