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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

Sahraa sahraa

I am happy to report the publication of a book of Urdu poetry 'Sahraa Sahraa' by my mentor and guru (Professor) Raj Kumar 'Qais' (Pathria). It is in Urdu and is being published in two editions, Urdu script and Hindi (Devanagri) script. The latter has the meanings of many Urdu words in the footnotes.

Both editions have been published and are available on all the Amazons, e.g.

Amazon US Sahraa Sahraa (Hindi Edition)

Amazon US, Sahraa Sahraa (Urdu) Edition

In India it is available from

In India Sahraa Sahraa (Hindi)

In India, Sahraa Sahraa (Urdu)


The Lost Treasure: Early Talkies of Hindustani Cinema

By Kamalakar Pasupuleti and Prof Surjit Singh

Where to Buy

In US it is available on Amazon. Soon it will be available worldwide, including India

In India

My friends residing in India will be happy to note that my book with Kamalakar Pasupuleti, The Lost Treasure, is now available in India.


The book covers the early talkies from Alam Ara, Abul Hasan to Mohabbat Ke Aansoo and Zinda Laash; actresses from Akhtari, Ameena to Zebunnissa and Zohra; actors from AR Kabuli to Master Vitthal and Wazir Mohammad Khan, and, music directors from Ali Bakhsh to Ustad Jhande Khan and Wazir Khan. Includes more than 60 rare images of films and people
from old magazines/newspapers.

The first 15 pages:

You can see the films, actors, actresses and music directors covered with biographical information and more than 60 images.