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Music and Arts in Hyderabad

Music and Arts in Hyderabad

Here are the first 14 pages of the book containing the Table of Contents and the Illustration Index.

Music Arts Hyderabad

The book is available ion Amazon worldwide, e.g. in US

Amazon US link

and in India (in Rupees)

To buy in Indian Rupees

I am happy to report the publication of the above book. It is written by Kamalakar Pasupuleti, edited by Surjit Singh, Foreword by Dr Mythili Anoop, an eminent dancer and guest faculty at University of Hyderabad. Here is the description of the book,

"Over a thousand people visit the historic city every week, hiking through the ruins of Golconda fort, or gazing at the spectacular Chowmohalla palace. Enthusiastic tour guides deliver tales about the two famous courtesans of that era: Taramati and Premamati, little knowing that the city had a number of courtesans who migrated from different parts of the country, made this city their home, and sang and danced for years. During the times, courtesans were the entertainers for the masses; they were the celebrities in functions, small and big; but with the advent of the talkie, they went into oblivion. The book uncovers details about the courtesans of the era, their mujras, their life style, and about musicians  who existed until the fall of Hyderabad in 1948. It also gives an account of singers and dancers who visited the city and gave memorable performances during the time. Further, the book covers various other forms of stage
entertainment such as folklore and drama, and cinema."

 

 

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Edwina Book Contents

Edwina: An Unsung Bollywood Dancer of the Golden Era

PREFACE    1
HINDI MOVIE AND ITS ORIGINS    7
Theater before the Modern Era    7
Modern Era    9
Outline of Hindi Cinema    10
DANCE IN HINDI FILMS    15
Shehzadi    15
Azurie (Anna or Annette Marie Gueizielor)    16
Cuckoo Moray, or Cuckoo    16
Helen    17
Dancer Actresses    17
Male Dancers    17
Same Sex Dances    18
Other Types of Dances    18
Backup Dancers    18
ANGLO-INDIANS IN HINDI CINEMA    21
Brief Note on Anglo-Indians    21
Anglo-Indians in Theater and Cinema    22
EDWINA'S LIFE STORY    23
Early Life    23
Movies and Marriage    28
Life in the UK    34
Some memorable photos    37
HEROES, HEROINES AND SUCH    41
Actors    42
Mehmood    43
Actresses    47
Choreographers    50
Robert Master (Surya Kumar)    50
P L Raj    51
Herman    52
HER FELLOW GROUP DANCERS    55
Terence    55
Philomena    57
Teresa and Oscar    58
Jennifer    60
Marie and Shinde    61
Pamela (Bonnici)    62
Saroj Khan    63
Herman (as a dancer)    63
Vijay (Borade)    64
Abe Cohn    65
Tony Pereira    66
Ahmed    67
Bhagwan    67
Robert D'Souza    68
Other Group Dancers    68
HER ADVENTURES IN THE FILM LINE    69
Becoming a Dancer    69
Clothes, Hair, and Makeup    70
Edu's Hairstyles    72
Filming A Dance    74
Hip Shaking and Eye Rolling    75
Some Dance Memories    76
The Downside    76
CONCLUDING REMARKS    79
FILMOGRAPHY    81
List of Films    81
BIBLIOGRAPHICAL REMARKS    89
ALPHABETICAL INDEX    91
ABOUT THE AUTHOR    95

 

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Edwina Illustration Index

Edwina: An Unsung Bollywood Dancer of the Golden Era

Illustration Index

Figure 1: Edu on/in the Moon, image from Greta's blog    3
Figure 2: Azurie, image courtesy of Kaustubh Pingle    16
Figure 3: Edu in 1963, studio photo    23
Figure 4: Edu in 2013    23
Figure 5: Mother Elizabeth, Father John and Edu 1941    24
Figure 6: L to R. Back: Philomena, Terence, Marie; Middle: Father, Neville, Mother, Edu; Front: Cecelia's daughters, Brenda, Maureen, 1952    27
Figure 7: Keith and Edu, wedding day, 1960    31
Figure 8: Keith, Edu, Friend, Patricia (Terence's Daughter), Glynis (Irene's Daughter), Andrea (Marie's Daughter), 1960    32
Figure 9: Keith with daughter Michelle    33
Figure 10: Edu as 'May Queen' about 1963    34
Figure 11: Edu at her parents' graves.    36
Figure 12: Edu and Terence. Brisbane, 1980    37
Figure 13: Teresa, Edu and Pamela, 1989    37
Figure 14: Edu and Marie, 2008    38
Figure 15: Edu's children, Andy, Michelle and Eddie, 1990    38
Figure 16: Edu's sons, Nigel and Andy, 2011    39
Figure 17: Nigel, Tracy and their son James, 1985    39
Figure 18: Keith, Teresa, Shammi Kapoor, Edu    42
Figure 19: Mehmood and siblings    43
Figure 20: Shakila    48
Figure 21: Dedication to Edu    48
Figure 22: Krishan Kumar in the song Hans Ke Na Teer Chalaanaa (Beqasoor, 1950)    50
Figure 23: Cuckoo and Surya Kumar in the song Aree Ho Mohe Chhed Gayaa Singaar (1949)    51
Figure 24: P L Raj (from an article in indianetzone)    52
Figure 25: Herman    52
Figure 26: Edu and Terence in Police (1958)    55
Figure 27: Terence in Janwar (1965)    56
Figure 28: Terence in 2010    56
Figure 29: Philomena in Poonam (1952)    57
Figure 30: Philomena in Taxi Driver (1954)    57
Figure 31: Teresa and Edu    59
Figure 32: Terence and Edu    59
Figure 33: Oscar and Jenny, from the Facebook group THOSE    60
Figure 34: Marie and Edu    61
Figure 35: Shinde    61
Figure 36: Edu and Pamela    62
Figure 37: Saroj Khan in the song Aaiye Meharbaan from Howrah Bridge (1958), courtesy THOSE    63
Figure 38: Edu and Abe Cohn    65
Figure 39: Bhagwan, Ahmed, Helen and Abe    67
Figure 40: Saroj Khan, Tony, Pamela and P L Raj    67
Figure 41: Robert    68
Figure 42: Edu's Hairstyles    72

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