Subscribe for Newsletters and Discounts
Be the first to receive our thoughtfully written
religious articles and product discounts.
Your interests (Optional)
This will help us make recommendations and send discounts and sale information at times.
By registering, you may receive account related information, our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
.
By subscribing, you will receive our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. All emails will be sent by Exotic India using the email address info@exoticindia.com.

Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
|6
Sign In  |  Sign up
Your Cart (0)
Best Deals
Share our website with your friends.
Email this page to a friend
Books > Performing Arts > Cinema > Profiles of the Life and Work of Ten Women In Indian Film
Subscribe to our newsletter and discounts
Profiles of the Life and Work of Ten Women In Indian Film
Profiles of the Life and Work of Ten Women In Indian Film
Description
From the Book

The women: Zeenat Aman, Jaya Bachchan, Aarti Bajaj, Saira Banu, Madhuri Dixit, Farah Khan, Mumtaz, Nutan, Smita Patil, Aparna Sen

The writers: Kaveree Bamzai, Rajashri Dasgupta, Charu Gargi, Udita Jhunjhunwala, Namrata Joshi, Nasreen Munni Kabir, Nandini Ramnath

Saira Banu One of the first star daughters in Mumbai films, Saira Banu was the role model for a series of westernized beauty queens who made Bollywood their home in the 1970s. India Today Executive Editor Kaveree Bamzai looks at this winsome beauty and her enduring impact on Indian cinema.

Mumtaz Outlook film critic and journalist, Namrata Joshi, looks at the life of the lively and sparkling Mumtaz, an outsider to films whose early years of struggle were well behind her as she rose to the very top of the Bollywood ladder. An unsung heroine of the Hindi screen, Mumtaz has a fascinating story that proves acting talent, sex appeal and sheer grit is what it takes to win the hearts of audiences.

Smita Patil Nandini Ramnath, film editor at TimeOut (Mumbai), gives an overview of Smita Patil, the actress and the person. In her short career, from 1974 to 1989, Smita Patil made a deep and lasting impression through her powerhouse and emotionally-charged performances in many movies now considered key films of the 1970s, including Bhumika and Arth.

Nutan Outlook film critic and journalist, Namrata Joshi, traces the life and times of one of Indian cinema’s finest actresses, Nutan. Straddling very different eras in Hindi cinema, Nutan brought an equal elegance and unrivalled charm to the screen no matter what role she played. Her performance in Bimal Roy’s Bandini remains in a class apart.

Jaya Bachchan Film writer Udita Jhunjhunwala looks at the life and work of Jaya Bachchan, whose four decade-long career was shaped by filmmakers like Satyajit Ray, Hrishikesh Mukherjee, Gulzar, Ramesh Sippy and Govind Nihalani. Jaya Bachchan broke the mould of the stereotypical heroine in Hindi cinema and shone in classic movies including Guddi, Koshish, Abhimaan and Sholay.

Madhuri Dixit No one in commercial Hindi cinema since Madhuri Dixit has been able to equal her phenomenal success or her unquestionable talent. India Today Executive Editor Kaveree Bamzai goes behind the dazzling smile and the fantastic footwork to see what makes the actress such an adored star for three generations of film fans.

Aparna Sen Writer Rajashri Dasgupta explores the way in which actress and celebrated filmmaker Aparna Sen works in front of and behind the camera. One of the first women directors to make her mark in cinema, Aparna Sen has gone from strength to strength since her first film, 36 Chowringhee Lane as she explores new and different ways of story-telling.

Farah Khan Author/documentary filmmaker Nasreen Munni Kabir first met Farah Khan in 1999. Since then, the hugely talented choreographer has moved from choreography to film direction. She is today the only female director whose success rivals the best in the boys’ club. This portrait charts her career as well as offering a rare glimpse into her early personal life. Farah Khan’s liveliness, humour and deep love of cinema jumps off the page.

Zeenat Aman Film writer Udita Jhunjhunwala gives us an insight into the life and times of Zeenat Aman who, from her first film Hare Rama Hare Krishna, helped to change the image of the Hindi screen heroine. Starting her career as a beauty queen, Zeenat Aman redefined the Indian woman in Hindi films, blending individuality and sophistication with modern values, western sensibilities and stylish confidence.

Aarti Bajaj Writer Charu Gargi gives us a fascinating insight into how young and talented film editor, Aarti Bajaj, has entered the Indian film industry and the challenges she has faced. Film editors are key contributors in making a movie exciting and thoughtful and examining the way in which Aarti Bajaj edits gives us an insight into this hugely important area of film making.

Introduction

The last few years have seen a wealth of writing on Indian cinema but thus far, there has been little new writing on women in film. Continuing discussions between the editors at Zubaan, a publishing house the forefront of women’s publishing both in India and internationally, led to the publication of this set of ten compact books - or monographs - whose ambition is high, despite their small size. Each monograph provides well-researched, concise information, and in doing so, sheds new light on the work of ten women who have helped to fuel new energy and ideas into Indian moviemaking.

The writers in this series, Kaveree Bamzai, Rajashri Dasgupta, Charu Gargi, Udita Jhujhunwala, Namrata Joshi and Nandini Ramnath - have been writing on film for many years. They are passionate about the subject and have chosen women whose work has set them apart. Women in Film aims to steer away from the “usual suspects” - and presents an unpredictable selection grown not out of a need to be Representative, but rather out of personal interest and choice - and a curiosity to know more.

Discovering how personal lives inform professional lives, the texts give the reader a glimpse into the world in which Zeenat Aman, Jaya Bachchan, Aarti Bajaj, Saira Banu, Madhuri Dixit, Farah Khan, Mumtaz, Nutan, Smita Patil and Aparna Sen have played and continue to play, an active and significant role.

Women in Film is the first in a series of monographs that Zubaan aims to publish in the near future, focusing on women in the arts. Subsequent series will feature women in literature, photography, music and dance.

I would like to thank Uzma Mohsin for her arresting and elegant design. Our thanks to Peter Chapell, Rustam Joseph, Jochen Manz, Gautam Rajadhyaksha, the late Mehboob Alam, S. Mukerji Productions, Zahir Khan and Kewal Suri who have been so generous in allowing us to use their stunning photographs. Many thanks to Urvashi Butalia, the Zubaan team, Justin Chubb, Lesley Mason and above all, to the writers, who have made this a series that re-evaluates the work of women in film.

Profiles of the Life and Work of Ten Women In Indian Film

Deal 20% Off
Item Code:
IHG013
Cover:
Paperback
Publisher:
ISBN:
9788189884673
Size:
7.4” X 3.6”
Pages:
326
Other Details:
a5_extension1
Price:
$34.50
Discounted:
$20.70   Shipping Free
You Save:
$13.80 (20% + 25%)
Be the first to rate this product
Add to Wishlist
Send as e-card
Send as free online greeting card
Profiles of the Life and Work of Ten Women In Indian Film
From:
Edit     
You will be informed as and when your card is viewed. Please note that your card will be active in the system for 30 days.

Viewed 8910 times since 25th Mar, 2010
From the Book

The women: Zeenat Aman, Jaya Bachchan, Aarti Bajaj, Saira Banu, Madhuri Dixit, Farah Khan, Mumtaz, Nutan, Smita Patil, Aparna Sen

The writers: Kaveree Bamzai, Rajashri Dasgupta, Charu Gargi, Udita Jhunjhunwala, Namrata Joshi, Nasreen Munni Kabir, Nandini Ramnath

Saira Banu One of the first star daughters in Mumbai films, Saira Banu was the role model for a series of westernized beauty queens who made Bollywood their home in the 1970s. India Today Executive Editor Kaveree Bamzai looks at this winsome beauty and her enduring impact on Indian cinema.

Mumtaz Outlook film critic and journalist, Namrata Joshi, looks at the life of the lively and sparkling Mumtaz, an outsider to films whose early years of struggle were well behind her as she rose to the very top of the Bollywood ladder. An unsung heroine of the Hindi screen, Mumtaz has a fascinating story that proves acting talent, sex appeal and sheer grit is what it takes to win the hearts of audiences.

Smita Patil Nandini Ramnath, film editor at TimeOut (Mumbai), gives an overview of Smita Patil, the actress and the person. In her short career, from 1974 to 1989, Smita Patil made a deep and lasting impression through her powerhouse and emotionally-charged performances in many movies now considered key films of the 1970s, including Bhumika and Arth.

Nutan Outlook film critic and journalist, Namrata Joshi, traces the life and times of one of Indian cinema’s finest actresses, Nutan. Straddling very different eras in Hindi cinema, Nutan brought an equal elegance and unrivalled charm to the screen no matter what role she played. Her performance in Bimal Roy’s Bandini remains in a class apart.

Jaya Bachchan Film writer Udita Jhunjhunwala looks at the life and work of Jaya Bachchan, whose four decade-long career was shaped by filmmakers like Satyajit Ray, Hrishikesh Mukherjee, Gulzar, Ramesh Sippy and Govind Nihalani. Jaya Bachchan broke the mould of the stereotypical heroine in Hindi cinema and shone in classic movies including Guddi, Koshish, Abhimaan and Sholay.

Madhuri Dixit No one in commercial Hindi cinema since Madhuri Dixit has been able to equal her phenomenal success or her unquestionable talent. India Today Executive Editor Kaveree Bamzai goes behind the dazzling smile and the fantastic footwork to see what makes the actress such an adored star for three generations of film fans.

Aparna Sen Writer Rajashri Dasgupta explores the way in which actress and celebrated filmmaker Aparna Sen works in front of and behind the camera. One of the first women directors to make her mark in cinema, Aparna Sen has gone from strength to strength since her first film, 36 Chowringhee Lane as she explores new and different ways of story-telling.

Farah Khan Author/documentary filmmaker Nasreen Munni Kabir first met Farah Khan in 1999. Since then, the hugely talented choreographer has moved from choreography to film direction. She is today the only female director whose success rivals the best in the boys’ club. This portrait charts her career as well as offering a rare glimpse into her early personal life. Farah Khan’s liveliness, humour and deep love of cinema jumps off the page.

Zeenat Aman Film writer Udita Jhunjhunwala gives us an insight into the life and times of Zeenat Aman who, from her first film Hare Rama Hare Krishna, helped to change the image of the Hindi screen heroine. Starting her career as a beauty queen, Zeenat Aman redefined the Indian woman in Hindi films, blending individuality and sophistication with modern values, western sensibilities and stylish confidence.

Aarti Bajaj Writer Charu Gargi gives us a fascinating insight into how young and talented film editor, Aarti Bajaj, has entered the Indian film industry and the challenges she has faced. Film editors are key contributors in making a movie exciting and thoughtful and examining the way in which Aarti Bajaj edits gives us an insight into this hugely important area of film making.

Introduction

The last few years have seen a wealth of writing on Indian cinema but thus far, there has been little new writing on women in film. Continuing discussions between the editors at Zubaan, a publishing house the forefront of women’s publishing both in India and internationally, led to the publication of this set of ten compact books - or monographs - whose ambition is high, despite their small size. Each monograph provides well-researched, concise information, and in doing so, sheds new light on the work of ten women who have helped to fuel new energy and ideas into Indian moviemaking.

The writers in this series, Kaveree Bamzai, Rajashri Dasgupta, Charu Gargi, Udita Jhujhunwala, Namrata Joshi and Nandini Ramnath - have been writing on film for many years. They are passionate about the subject and have chosen women whose work has set them apart. Women in Film aims to steer away from the “usual suspects” - and presents an unpredictable selection grown not out of a need to be Representative, but rather out of personal interest and choice - and a curiosity to know more.

Discovering how personal lives inform professional lives, the texts give the reader a glimpse into the world in which Zeenat Aman, Jaya Bachchan, Aarti Bajaj, Saira Banu, Madhuri Dixit, Farah Khan, Mumtaz, Nutan, Smita Patil and Aparna Sen have played and continue to play, an active and significant role.

Women in Film is the first in a series of monographs that Zubaan aims to publish in the near future, focusing on women in the arts. Subsequent series will feature women in literature, photography, music and dance.

I would like to thank Uzma Mohsin for her arresting and elegant design. Our thanks to Peter Chapell, Rustam Joseph, Jochen Manz, Gautam Rajadhyaksha, the late Mehboob Alam, S. Mukerji Productions, Zahir Khan and Kewal Suri who have been so generous in allowing us to use their stunning photographs. Many thanks to Urvashi Butalia, the Zubaan team, Justin Chubb, Lesley Mason and above all, to the writers, who have made this a series that re-evaluates the work of women in film.

Post a Comment
 
Post a Query
For privacy concerns, please view our Privacy Policy
Based on your browsing history
Loading... Please wait

Items Related to Profiles of the Life and Work of Ten Women In Indian Film (Performing Arts | Books)

Sati Ansuya: The Legendary Story of a Chaste Woman (Hindi Film DVD with English Subtitles)
Anusuya Rajdev
Friends Video (2009)
Item Code: ICP053
$22.00$16.50
You save: $5.50 (25%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
The Blue Lotus (Neel Kamal): The Story of a Woman in Touch with Her Previous Life (Hindi Film with English Sub-Titles) (DVD)
Ram Maheshwari
SHEMAROO (2009)
178:00 Minutes
Item Code: ICO036
$22.00$16.50
You save: $5.50 (25%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
The Tricolor: A Violent Patriotic Film (Hindi Film DVD with English Subtitles) (Tirangaa)
Mehul Kumar
Eagle (2009)
165 Minutes
Item Code: ICN036
$22.00$16.50
You save: $5.50 (25%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
It's My Friend's Wedding - Two Men Vying for One Woman (Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai) (DVD with English Subtitles)
Various Artists
YRF Home Entertainment (2009)
159 Minutes
Item Code: ICM058
$22.00$16.50
You save: $5.50 (25%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Sex in Cinema (A History of Female Sexuality in Indian Films)
by Fareed Kazmi
Paperback (Edition: 2010)
Rupa Publication Pvt. Ltd.
Item Code: IHL194
$36.00$27.00
You save: $9.00 (25%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Images and Representation of the Rural Woman (A Study of the Selected Novels of Indian Women Writers )
Deal 20% Off
Item Code: NAH525
$60.50$36.30
You save: $24.20 (20 + 25%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Radical Rabindranath (Nation, Family and Gender in Tagore's Fiction and Films)
Item Code: NAI001
$57.00$42.75
You save: $14.25 (25%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
From Rajahs and Yogis to Gandhi and Beyond (Images of India In International Films of The Twentieth Century)
by Vijay Mulay
Paperback (Edition: 2010)
Seagull Books Pvt. Ltd.
Item Code: NAF234
$43.00$32.25
You save: $10.75 (25%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Stars From Another Sky – The Bombay Film World of the 1940s
Deal 20% Off
by Saadat Hasan Manto
Paperback (Edition: 1998)
Penguin Books
Item Code: IHL569
$21.00$12.60
You save: $8.40 (20 + 25%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Filming Fiction (Tagore, Premchand, and Ray)
Deal 20% Off
Item Code: NAF378
$32.50$19.50
You save: $13.00 (20 + 25%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
The Cinematic Imagination: Indian Popular Films as Social History
by Jyotika Virdi
Hardcover (Edition: 2003)
Permanent Black
Item Code: IDI967
$43.00$32.25
You save: $10.75 (25%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Film Quiz Book
by Rajiv Ranjan
Hardcover (Edition: 2006)
Ocean Books Pvt. Ltd, New Delhi
Item Code: IDJ764
$23.50$17.62
You save: $5.88 (25%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Spectacles of blood (A Study of Masculinity and Violence in Postcolonial Films)
Deal 20% Off
Item Code: NAG205
$43.00$25.80
You save: $17.20 (20 + 25%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Aural films Oral Cultures
Deal 20% Off
by Madhuja mukherjee
Hardcover (Edition: 2012)
Jadavpur University
Item Code: NAG213
$31.00$18.60
You save: $12.40 (20 + 25%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
LIGHT OF THE UNIVERSE: Essays On Hindustani Film Music
by Ashraf Aziz
Paperback (Edition: 2003)
Three Essays Collective
Item Code: IDF563
$30.50$22.88
You save: $7.62 (25%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Testimonials
I very much appreciate your web site and the products you have available. I especially like the ancient cookbooks you have and am always looking for others here to share with my friends.
Sam, USA
Very good service thank you. Keep up the good work !
Charles, Switzerland
Namaste! Thank you for your kind assistance! I would like to inform that your package arrived today and all is very well. I appreciate all your support and definitively will continue ordering form your company again in the near future!
Lizette, Puerto Rico
I just wanted to thank you again, mere dost, for shipping the Nataraj. We now have it in our home, thanks to you and Exotic India. We are most grateful. Bahut dhanyavad!
Drea and Kalinidi, Ireland
I am extremely very happy to see an Indian website providing arts, crafts and books from all over India and dispatching to all over the world ! Great work, keep it going. Looking forward to more and more purchase from you. Thank you for your service.
Vrunda
We have always enjoyed your products.
Elizabeth, USA
Thank you for the prompt delivery of the bowl, which I am very satisfied with.
Frans, the Netherlands
I have received my books and they are in perfect condition. You provide excellent service to your customers, DHL too, and I thank you for that. I recommended you to my friend who is the director of the Aurobindo bookstore.
Mr. Forget from Montreal
Thank you so much. Your service is amazing. 
Kiran, USA
I received the two books today from my order. The package was intact, and the books arrived in excellent condition. Thank you very much and hope you have a great day. Stay safe, stay healthy,
Smitha, USA
Language:
Currency:
All rights reserved. Copyright 2020 © Exotic India