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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.




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Dr V S Vutukuri Telugu Film Song Repositry

I recently found out that a book on Telugu Film Songs and their information has been published. This is a monumental work by retired Mining Engineer from Vetapalam, now settled in Sydney, Australia. He kindly sent me  a brochure of information about it. Here are the front and the back pages. The whole brochure may be downloaded or viewed here.

Telugu Song Repository Info

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

professor toofaanii publishers is happy to announce their 9th book

"Forgotten Artists of Early Cinema and The Same Name Confusion"

by Arunkumar Deshmukh (it is first book) and Prof Surjit Singh (it is his 7th book and 5th on Hindi cinema)

Tens of thousands of artists have contributed to Hindi cinema since 1931. Barring a few famous ones, others are long forgotten and are destined for obscurity. Here you will read about more than 30 such artists, eg Khalil, Baakre, Baby Akhtar and Latika. There are scores of others with similar names. Their biographies and filmographies are often mixed up even in well-known books and popular websites. Here you will find reports on more than 25 such cases, eg 2 Shyams, 5 Rajkumars, 9 Gauhars and 2 Shashi Kapoors.

The book is illustrated by more than 60 rare and not-before-seen pictures of these long forgotten artists.

On Amazon (in Dollars)

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On Pothi (in Rupees)

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