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professor toofaanii publishers is honored to announce their 69th book

Hindi Film Geet Kosh
Saga of Compiler's Odyssey

by Har Mandir Singh 'Hamraaz'

(Edited by Prof Surjit Singh)

This book is based on the prefaces of Hindi Film Geet Kosh. It traces the history of the legendary volumes from conception (in the 70s) to the publication of Volume 4 (second edition) in 2012, almost 50 years. It is written by him, in his own words. It talks about all his travels to dozens of cities and collecting information from the record collectors, booklet collectors, various libraries and govt offices, meeting hundreds of music lovers all over India and meeting with filmy people, mainly in Bombay and Calcutta.

It also acknowledges the names of hundreds of Music Lovers and Film Personalities who provided valuable information.

Paperback (English), 6 by 9, 71 pages.

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professor toofaanii publishers, East Lansing, MI USA is happy to announce their 86th book

Early Hindi Film Advertisements IV (1949-60)

N Ramaswamy

Prof Surjit Singh

Until recently, the only way to access old newspapers and magazines was to visit their offices, go through many hurdles and answer dozens of questions to actually see the old collections. Mercifully, most had been converted to microfilm for the convenience of the researchers.

Thanks to the advent of the internet and the latest digital technology, quite a few newspapers and magazines have been digitized and are available without visiting the dusty old archives. However, most of the digital collections are available only after paying hefty fees.

There are some silver lines among the clouds. Many big companies like Google and Microsoft have undertaken a massive effort to digitize every available print material and put it on the internet for free. Many world libraries, associations, museums, special collections are doing the same. A huge repository of such items in the Internet Archive.
In this book, we present 600 images of early talkies ads. We had a lot of fun working on them, to capture them and making them suitable for print, organizing them. We hope that you will also enjoy this peek into the early history of the talkies.

This book, third in the series, covers 1949-60.

Size 6 by 9, pages 178, black and white paperback

First few pages may be read here, as usual

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professor toofaanii publishers, East Lansing, MI USA is happy to announce their 82nd book

Films Shown in Bombay - 1941

N Ramaswamy
Professor Surjit Singh

At present two people (Ajit Sidhu and N Ramaswamy) are involved in cataloging the RELEASE information of films in Bombay in the 30s and 40s. This is not the Certification date, which is available on the Database Website and in two books. The release information, ie film, date and place of first release is very important. This book has the information about films released in 1941.

Paperback, US Letter, 100 pages.

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