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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:

http://www.flipkart.com/edwina-unsung-bollywood-dancer-golden-era-english/p/itme9r7egsnhhqhr?pid=9781507591215

 And Amazon India

http://www.amazon.in/dp/1507591217

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

http://www.amazon.com/Edwina-Unsung-Bollywood-Dancer-Golden/dp/1507591217/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1437506569&sr=8-1&keywords=surjit+edwina

http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1507591217/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1437506609&sr=8-1&keywords=surjit+edwina

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

http://pothi.com/pothi/book/professor-surjit-singh-edwina-unsung-bollywood-dancer-golden-era

Greta Kaemmer wrote a post about ir on her blog

http://memsaabstory.com/2015/07/22/happy-birthday-to-edwina/#comments

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Panjabi Film Sangeet Granth

Announcement

Panjabi Film Sangeet Granth (November 2015)

I have never met him, but have known about him and his work on Panjabi films for more than 20 years. The name of Bhim Raj Garg is well-known to the researchers of Indian cinema, specially Panjabi Cinema. I offer two examples. In the "Routledge Handbook of Indian Cinemas"  by Gokulsing and  Dissanayake (2013), his article on 75 years of Panajbi Cinema is cited with approval. Also, he rendered invaluable help in the "Encyclopedia of Indian Cinema" by Rajadhyakdha and Willemen (1999).

Garg recently mentioned that the Panajbi Film Geet Kosh, named Panjabi Film Sangeet Granth, is almost ready for publication now. The announcement in Panjabi is given below later . The contact info for him and his co-author Mandeep Singh Sidhu is given in English.

Here is the article on 75 Years of Panjabi Cinema by Bhim Raj Garg. He kindly sent me both versions. . It was published on June 4, 2011 in the Panjabi Tribune. The English version is appearing here for the first time.

Article in Panjabi 

Article in English

Panjabi Geet Kosh

 

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Errata for the Indurani Book

 

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Corrected

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"

 

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