THE DANCING BELOVED IN SOUTH ASIAN LYRIC FILM:
A Study of Pakeezah, Mughl-e-Azam, and Umrao Jann

Author: Chishty-Mujahid, Nadya Q.
Year:2010
Pages:116
ISBN:0-7734-3711-8
978-0-7734-3711-1
Price:119.95
The South Asian dancing-beloved’s courtesanship, her enigmatic presence, her romantic allure, and her socio-economic position are all explored within the framework of this book. This text presents English translations of major Urdu (and a couple of Poorbi) lyrics from classic South Asian films.

Reviews

“. . . [analyzes] with skill and sensitivity, the heartache of the dancing girls who were admired and sought after but denied a respectable status in society.” – Munir Hussain
Editor-in-Chief, Film Asia