Gulzar is a renowned Indian poet, filmmaker, lyricist and writer. He has five collections of published poems to his credit – Jaanam, Kuch aur Nazme, Chand Pukhraj Ka, Triveni, and Autumn Moon, as well as various collections of short stories – Chauras Raat, Dhuan, Ravi Paar, Splinter and Other Stories, and Kharaashein. He has scripted for over fifty films, notable among them being Anand, Guddi, Bawarchi, Namak Haram, Khamoshi, Aandhi, Mausam, Khushboo, Parichay, Maachis, and Hu Tu Tu. He has been honoured with the National Award seven times. Gulzar was also honored with the Padma Bhushan (2004). He won the Academy Award for Best Original Song and the International Grammy Award for Jai Ho – Slumdog Millionaire (2009).
A Hindi primer by Gulzar and illustrated by Rina Singh for those who fall in love with Hindi or Hindi-speaking people This is a lovely little book that opens up the world of Hindi. Delightfully illustrated by Canada based writer and artist Rina Singh, it is a ‘kayada’, an alphabet primer, for grown-ups that teaches you how to read Hindi through the magical poetry of Gulzar.
The author: Rina Singh