Poonam Saxena has been a journalist for almost twenty years, first as a freelancer and then as features editor with newspapers such as The Asian Age. Poonam launched the Hindustan Times Sunday magazine, Brunch, in 2004 and edited it for 12 years. She has now moved to her new role as a National Weekend Editor at Hindustan Times, and looks after the special weekend feature pages in the main paper. She has translated Dharamvir Bharati’s iconic 1949 novel Gunahon Ka Devta into English(Chander & Sudha) and is the co-author of filmmaker Karan Johar’s memoir, An Unsuitable Boy which went on to become a runaway bestseller. Her latest book is the English translation of Rahi Masoom Raza’s Scene: 75.
Category: Fiction/ Anthology
Publisher: Aleph Book Company (forthcoming)
Rights: World rights available (excluding Indian subcontinent)
It is an anthology of the greatest short stories ever told in Hindi.
Set in the Bombay film industry of the Seventies, Scene : 75 is a bitterly funny kaleidoscope of stories-within-stories with a cast of whimsical characters. Rahi Masoom Raza rips apart the glittering façade of the movie industry and uncovers the sad, seedy stories of struggling scriptwriters, sleazy producers, wannabe actors and movie star-crazy social climbers