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Errata for the Indurani Book





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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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Book on RMIM



RMIM: Minibus

The book has been published. Available on all Amazons, in US RMIM book in US

In India RMIM book in India

RMIM (the Usenet group was started as an Indian Film music group in the Usenet newsgroup style. This was the choice place on the internet where people came to ask questions about Indian (mainly Hindi films). We complied a lyrics book in both English and Hindi, prepared lists of music directors, singers etc. and discussed film music.e posted articles about our favorite and also obscure film personalities.

 The book is now available to read here



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Indurani: An Unsung But Unforgettable Heroine Of The Early Talkies


Apart from the link to Pothi mentioned below, you can als buy from Amazon India and Flipkart. Please follow these links

Amazon India link

 Flipkart link

Errata for the Indurani Book

I am happy to report that my book on Indurani (1922-2012) (Ishrat Jehan Imamuddin) has been published.

How to buy

It is available on Amazon everywhere. In US

Indurani on Amazon US

Similar links can be found on other Amazon sites, type Indurani Surjit Singh in the Search Box

In India, it is best to buy from pothi

Indurani in India


Indurani was a star of stunt and social pictures in the thirties. She was the heroine of more than 20 films from 1935 to 1942. Her heroes were Jayant, Prem Adib and E Billimoria. She co-starred with Sardar Akhtar, Leela Chitnis and Ratanbai. Famous actress Azra's mother Sarojini was her elder sister, who was also an actress.

After describing how actresses entered films and how the studio system worked, the author details the life of this Daryaganj Delhi teenager before, during and after films using interviews with her family members and old magazines like filmindia and film booklets.

The book contains more than 80 illustrations, including posters of films, photos from booklets and photos of her family.

The Foreword to the book was written by Shree Prakash Magdum, Director, National Film Archive of India, Pune.

The first 15 pages can be seen here

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