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Edwina Violette

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Note: The book is now available as kindle electronic book.

I am happy to announce the release of the Kindle electronic version of the Edwina Violette biography. It is available in Amazon sites all over the world. Amazon allowed a minimum price of $1.99. For other sites they calculated the price. For example in India it is Rs 133.

No text was changed but I made a few enhancements. The photos are in color. I have included her images from her films. Lastly, there are clickable links that take you the YouTube site for her songs, mainly uploaded by Tom Daniel.

A Hindi version is in preparation.

Here are the links for US and India.

Amazon US Kindle Edition

Amazon India Kindle Edition

Edwina: An Unsung Bollywood Dancer of the Golden Era

Edwina Book Errata

Where to Buy

For people in India, it is also on flipkart now:

 And Amazon India

 The book has been published and should be available on Amazon world-wide (for US$5.95 + shipping) and possibly at other sites.

Not sure about the bookstores. In India look for it on Please do not order from Amazon India.  They will charge you US$5.95 + shipping from USA!  For India, the best is, Rs 199 + shipping.

Greta Kaemmer wrote a post about ir on her blog

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Published Books



This is Surjit Singh's hobby and bio site. I am a retired Theoretical Physicist. To know more about me My World Line


Here I will maintain links to books published by professor toofaanii publishers

Written by me (alone or with others)

NEW Hindi Films: Pictures of the Cast (1933-1937) 

Forgotten Artists of Early Cinema and The Same Name Confusion with Arunkumar Deshmukh

The Lost Treasure: Early Talkies of Hindustani Cinema with K Pasupuleti

Book on RMIM

Indurani: An Unsung But Unforgettable Heroine Of The Early Talkies

Edwina Violette, An Unsung Dancer

Book published by me, written by others

Drops on a Leaf by Ms Jyoti Bhamra

Telugu Filmography Volume 2 (1981-2000) by Dr V S Vutukuri

Telugu Filmography Volume 1 (1932-1980) by Dr V S Vutukuri

Sahraa Sahraa a book of Urdu poetry by Raj Kumar Qais, in Urdu and Devanagri

Music and Arts in Hyderabad By Kamalakar Pasupuleti

Physics books

Reference book on Water

Statistical Mechanics Text Book



Errata for the Indurani Book





First Found By

17 Billi Maran Balli Maran R K Pathria
18 Sant Singh used to .... She had seen Sant Singh used to .... He had seen Salim Shah
23 lion cloth loin cloth Salim Shah
134 Sheikh Mangoo and Munawwar Jehan's children Sheikh Imamuddin and Munawwar Jehan's children Salim Shah


I found that while the Image 20 is listed in the Illustration Index, it is not in the book. The caption is "Wedding of Smarari Dhruv (mid-60s, Santa Cruz). Smarari was a young neighbor of Indurani. From left: Nagma, Hashmat, bride, groom, Indu, Dilshad. In front, behind the small girl in white dress is Ratan"