The unconventional storyteller's charming collection of short stories, selected from his first collection in English-Raavi Paar & other Stories. Crisp narratives with a universal theme, which include anecdotes, biographical references and everyday incidents, narrated in a conversational style.
Serious, poignant in some; funny and ironic in others-Gulzar's stories bring out his sincerity and sensitivity, he is identified with. Refreshingly simple in presentation, each one of them paints a clear picture in the minds of the reader-as vivid as a scene from one of his films.
Born in Deena (now in Pakistan), in 1934, Gulzar is synonymous with meaningful lyrics and films. Be it his poetry, film-script or short story, his pen transforms into a paintbrush, creating lively pictures in all colours of the rainbow.
He is the director of highly-acclaimed films such as Mere Apne, Aandhi, Mausam, Khushboo, Kinara, Meera, Parichay, Lekin, Libaas, Maachis and Hu Tu Tu.
In his long and celebrated career, Gulzar has worked with the doyens of Bollywood and he commands the highest respect as a soulful lyricist, insightful script-writer, sensitive director and compassionate human being.
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