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 Hindi Film Geet Kosh and related publications


Below I describe briefly Hindi Film Geet Kosh and Listeners' Bulletin. For details, please visit

Hindi Film Geet Kosh

So far, 5 volumes of Hindi Film Geet Kosh have been published, one for each decade starting from 1931, the first year of Hindi talkies. In the Geet Kosh, there is one entry for each movie which includes year with other censor details, names of artists, director, producer and production company, opening line of every song with respective singer(s), lyricist(s), music director(s). Gramophone disc/CD/MC numbers are also included wherever available.

 HFGK

VOLUME

INFO

PAGES

No. OF
FILMS

APP.
No. OF
SONGS

PRICE
[DELUXE
Edition]

PRICE
[LEATHER-

BOUND
Edition]

I

1931-40

726

931

9,000

$25

$32

II

1941-50

786

1,236

11,000

$28

$35

III

1951-60

744

1,160

9,000

$23

$30

IV

1961-70

668

1,007

7,000

$25

$32

V

1971-80

828

1,327

8,000

$28

$35

HINDI
FILMO-GRAPHY

1981-99
App.[2000]
App.[2001-2]
App. [2003]
App. [2004]
App. [2005]
App.[2006]
App. [2007]

482
42
80
40
50
54
52
60

3,381
243
448
222
246
250
222
257

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$70**

$78**

HINDI TALKIE
FILM INDEX

1931-87,
1988-2007

100
76

7,000
3,917

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$18**

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AIRMAIL POSTAGE FOR GEET KOSH VOLUMES IS $23 PER BOOK; SEAMAIL POSTAGE IS $13 EACH.

** THE PRICE FOR FILMOGRAPHY AND INDEX INCLUDES AIRMAIL POSTAGE.

FULL LYRICS
GEET KOSH

PRICE
[DELUXE]

PRICE
[LEATHER-BOUND]

MUKESH
For more info, please visit Mukesh Page

$40
(inc. airmail postage)

$47
(inc. airmail postage)

KUNDAN LAL SAIGAL
For more info, please visit Saigal Page

$48
(inc. airmail postage)

$55
(inc. airmail postage)

Each book is sent by Registered Mail from Kanpur, India.

LISTENERS' BULLETIN is a periodical newspaper (9" x 11" size) that carries articles and accounts of interviews and correspondence with well-known and not-so-well-known lyricists, singers, music directors, and others. It is published 4 times a year. Each issue is priced at US $2 per copy including Air Mail. You can subscribe to it for its forthcoming 10 by paying $20.
Please contact me for a sample copy.

As of  January 2009, there are a total of 139 old issues available going back to October 1971. The price for the whole bound set is US $100 for the Deluxe Edition (including Air Mail charge). For the Leather-Bound Edition of this set, the price is $110.

An updated subject and name index is available for download here LISTENERS' BULLETIN INDEX. Current owners of LB will find it extremely useful. Prospective buyers can look at the wealth of subjects and the names of scores of movie people covered. Index of Contents is updated every time with the publication of new issue of the Bulletin.  Complete set of Bulletins published till date is provided to the interested music lovers.

Volume-VI [1981-85], Volume-VII [1986-90], etc. of the series are in preparation.

In order to learn more any of these items, you may visit the Hindi Film Geet Kosh page

Hindi Film Geet Kosh

If you are in US or Canada, you should send the money to me by personal check (or other means) in my name in US funds. Canadian orders, please add US$3.50 per check.

Please contact me by email or snail mail for further information.

Surjit Singh
PO Box 720911
San Diego, CA 92172-0911

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Har Mandir Singh "Hamraaz"

Har Mandir Singh 'Hamraaz'

My main hobby is researching all aspects of Hindi movies. I am a great fan of Har Mandir Singh "Hamraaz", the world-famous compiler of Hindi Film Geet Kosh and Editor of Listeners' Bulletin.

  • If you are in US or Canada, and you want to buy any of his publications, go here for instructions.
    Buying HFGK in USA
  • You can learn more about him at his home page Hamraaz's Website
  • Interview by Vijayalaxmi with Har Mandir, "Saigal of Afghanistan" and Dr. Aziz about Saigal

  • Second part

  • His interview with BBC

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  • Greetings and other messages from film people on the publication of various volumes of Hindi Film Geet Kosh. I have added greetings from the following:
    Please note that some of the addresses and phone numbers may have been changed. Also some of the greeters may have passed away. At a later stage, I plan to include English translations of the non-English material and provide brief bios of the greeters and some useful WWW links to their work.
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Hamraaz's Website

If you are in In India or neighboring countries, please use his website to order books from him, his website link.

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