28 October, 2020

Listen, Bhatiyal Friend

A fine blending of fact, fiction, quotes, interviews, writings and a massive collection of newspaper and magazine clippings

Listen, Bhatiyal Friend

Several books have been written on the legendary music composer and singer Sachin Dev Burman. He also wrote an autobiography, Sargamer Nikhad, in Beng­ali. Pannalal Roy wrote a biography in Bengali called Sachin Karta in 2005. H.Q. Chowdhury’s Incomparable Sachin Dev Burman is reportedly a very good biography. The Film Society of Jodhpur, with the support of Sangeet Natak Akademi, Delhi, brought out Smarika, a publication to coincide with its six-day-long Smriti Samaroh on Sachin Dev Burman in April 2009. The brochure, edited by Mohan Swaroop Maheshwari, is a brilliant collection of writings on S.D. Burman, filmography, list of songs and their lyrics for both Bengali and Hindi films.

Therefore, despite her erudition and excellent track record as writer and editor, it was a formidable challenge for Sathya Saran. She breaks the conventional mode of a written biography—normally a chronological account of a creative artist’s life and work—and weaves a fine blending of fact, fiction, quotes, interviews, writings...



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