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filming khair tabish

Your mind turns the figures the right way up. Weaving together major historical events—including the Partition of India, the assassination of Gandhi, the rise of photography and the Bombay film industry, and the development of barbed wire—with the everyday moments that make up the main fabric of our lives, Filming is both ambitious in its scope and impressive in its execution. Set primarily in India and spanning the 20th century, 'Filming' tells a series of stories, including that of one-time prostitute Durga, who is persuaded to give away her young son, Ashok, and that of Saleem, the son of a prostitute and two-time star of the silver screen. Your eye connects the thousands of still photographs; your eye makes them move. As these stories intertwine and overlap, they combine to create a novel that is simultaneously about th Set primarily in India and spanning the 20th century, 'Filming' tells a series of stories, including that of one-time prostitute Durga, who is persuaded to give away her young son, Ashok, and that of Saleem, the son of a prostitute and two-time star of the silver screen.

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Filming by Tabish Khair

filming khair tabish

As these stories—narrated by a writer who relates the details of other people's lives but is evasive about his own—combine, they create a novel that is simultaneously about the small, minute details of life and the larger, arcing themes of humanity. As these stories intertwine and overlap, they combine to create a novel that is simultaneously about the small details and the bigger picture, weaving together major historical events - including Partition, the assassination of Gandhi, the rise of photography and the Bombay film industry, and the development of barbed wire - with the everyday moments that make up the fabric of our lives. Its delights as well as its message should find admiring readers everywhere’ Independent ‘Absorbing. No one knows why it does so. The answer is tantalizingly revealed in the final pages of this multi-layered, intricately plotted novel, but hints abound in the narrative.

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Filming by Tabish Khair

filming khair tabish

Although set in an India that has now vanished, its delights as well as its message should find admiring readers everywhere. A poet, novelist and critic, his awards include the All India Poetry Prize. They are happening in your head. . Set primarily in India and spanning the twentieth century, Filming tells a series of stories, including that of one-time prostitute Durga, who is persuaded to give away her young son, Ashok, and that of Saleem, the son of a prostitute and two-times star of the silver screen.

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Filming by Tabish Khair (ebook)

filming khair tabish

When they chance to meet a rich land-owner who is fascinated by films, a partnership is struck, and the Rajkunwar film studio is born in Bombay — at a price an unsuspecting Durga discovers too late. This novel will delight those with an interest in the Indian film industry or in Indian history — or, indeed, in a tale skillfully crafted and craftily told. In keeping with Khair's pertinent and thought-provoking musings on self-deception, its skill lies in making us question our assumptions about what we do and why we do it' New Statesman. A series of stories set primarily in India and spanning the 20th century, this collection includes the tale of one-time prostitute, Durga, who is persuaded to give away her young son, Ashok, and that of Saleem, the son of a prostitute and star of the silver screen. He worked in Delhi as a Staff Reporter until his late twenties and is now a professor at Aarhus University, Denmark. Tabish Khair was born and educated in Bihar, India.

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Filming: A Love Story by Tabish Khair

filming khair tabish

Elegantly structured and taut with understated passion, Filming is a brilliant recreation of the lost world of early cinema and the continuing tragedy of religious hatred. Every reader knows the pleasure in finishing a suspenseful book and immediately beginning it again to discover the artful clues missed on the initial read. ‘Its plot, like a Bollywood melodrama, teems with characters and incident’ Guardian ‘Elegantly structured and taut with understated passion, Filming is a brilliant recreation of the lost world of early cinema and the continuing tragedy of religious hatred. A series of stories set primarily in India and spanning the 20th century, this collection includes the tale of one-time prostitute, Durga, who is persuaded to give away her young son, Ashok, and that of Saleem, the son of a prostitute and star of the silver screen. The film industry has never bothered much about religion; Hindus and Muslims have co-existed peacefully for decades.

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Filming Book Review

filming khair tabish

It all begins in 1929 with the story of a traveling Bioscope exhibitor Hari, his partner Durga, and their young son Ashok, who make their living showing films in small villages. Batin, who was a film script writer in India a half-century ago, has since published a few short story collections and his limited oeuvre ended in 1973. They do not happen in the projector or on the screen in front of you. As these stories intertwine and overlap, they combine to create a novel that is simultaneously about the small details and the bigger picture, weaving together major historical events – including Partition, the assassination of Gandhi, the rise of photography and the Bombay film industry, and the development of barbed wire – with the everyday moments that make up the fabric of our lives. Set primarily in India and spanning the twentieth century, Filming tells a series of stories, including that of one-time prostitute Durga, who is persuaded to give away her young son, Ashok, and that of Saleem, the son of a prostitute and two-times star of the silver screen.

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Filming: A Love Story by Tabish Khair

filming khair tabish

Born and mostly educated in India in 1966, Khair now lives in Denmark. I know you are a scholar of cinema, but I will tell you a secret about motion films. As these stories intertwine and overlap, they combine to create a novel that is simultaneously about the small details and the bigger picture, weaving together major historical events - including Partition, the assassination of Gandhi, the rise of photography and the Bombay film industry, and the development of barbed wire - with the everyday moments that make up the fabric of our lives. For Batin, as has been well-documented, opted to move to Pakistan before leaving for Denmark. As these stories—narrated by a writer who relates the details of other people's lives but is evasive about his own—combine, they create a novel that is simultaneously about the small, minute details of life and the large. As these stories intertwine and overlap, they combine to create a novel that is simultaneously about the small details and the bigger picture, weaving together major historical events — including Partition, the assassination of Gandhi, the rise of photography and the Bombay film industry, and the development of barbed wire — with the everyday moments that make up the fabric of our lives. The two threads merge when Saleem becomes part of the Rajkunwar circle, and falls in love with Durga.

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filming khair tabish

Saleem, who has always thought of himself as an actor and an Indian, opts to remain in Bombay with Durga — at great personal risk from Hindu fundamentalists. He worked in Delhi as a Staff Reporter until his late twenties and is now a professor at Aarhus University, Denmark. Filming is his third novel, and the second to be published by Picador. Set primarily in India and spanning the twentieth century, Filming tells a series of stories, including that of one-time prostitute Durga, who is persuaded to give away her young son, Ashok, and that of Saleem, the son of a prostitute and two-times star of the silver screen. As these stories intertwine and overlap, they combine to create a novel that is simultaneously about the small details and the bigger picture, weaving together major historical events - including Partition, the assassination of Gandhi, the rise of photography and the Bombay film industry, and the development of barbed wire - with the everyday moments that make up the fabric of our lives.

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Filming by Tabish Khair · OverDrive (Rakuten OverDrive): eBooks, audiobooks and videos for libraries

filming khair tabish

You see, there is a lot in common between the magical darkness inside our sculls in which dreams fester and memories ripen, and the magical darkness of film theatres. In keeping with KhairÂ’s pertinent and thought-provoking musings on self-deception, its skill lies in making us question our assumptions about what we do and why we do itÂ’ New Statesman. The picture that emerges may sear your soul much like your all-time favourite film. Set primarily in India and spanning the 20th century, 'Filming' tells a series of stories, including that of one-time prostitute Durga, who is persuaded to give away her young son, Ashok, and that of Saleem, the son of a prostitute and two-time star of the silver screen. .

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