Sahir Ludhianvi - The People's Poet
Sahir Ludhianvi is probably the only songwriter in Hindi films whose poetry was accepted in its purest form and incorporated as a film song. So great was his stature as an Urdu poet that he never had to mould his poetry to suit the demands of film songwriting; instead, producers and composers adapted their requirements to his poetry. His songs in films like Pyaasa, Naya Daur and Phir Subah Hogi have attained the status of classics. This exhaustive biography traces the poet's rich life, from his troubled childhood and his equally troubled love relationships, to his rise as one of the pre-eminent personalities of the Progressive Writers Movement and his journey as lyricist through the golden era of Hindi film music, the 1950s and 1960s.
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New Peaks New Associations
On His Own Terms
The Poet as a Peoples Conscience
A Man of Contradictions
A PoetLyricist Like No Other
List of Film Songs Select Bibliography
Finding Love in the Shadow of Oedipus
The Chopras Come Calling
Good but Only Kabhi Kabhie
Index of Poems and Film Songs
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