Lata Jagtiani lives in Mumbai, and can be reached via email at email@example.com
The Partition of India for Hindu Sindhis was a devastating experience because, unlike Bengal and Punjab which were split, Sindh in toto became part of Islamic Pak. This meant the loss of land and the loss of the Hindu Sindhi identity as well.
This book is a collection of 140 first hand accounts of those who were part of the giant exodus from their homeland and how they rebuilt their lives.
The myth that O P Nayyar was a mere ghoda-gaadi-rhythm-composer is debunked by author Lata Jagtiani. Other melodies he created such as Zulf ki Chaaon Mein, Bekasi Had Se, Boojh Mera Kya Naao Re, Aap ke Haseen Rukh Pe, Aana Hai To Aa and Chaen Se Humko Kabhi are chronicled under different headings to corroborate he was a versatile composer beyond compare.
Guide, the Film: Perspectives was born from the urge of a few Guide lovers to redefine and analyse the extraordinariness of the cult film. In this collection of essays, the fourteen writers led by Lata Jagtiani attempt to focus on different aspects of the film, even if there are overlaps, which are inevitable in a project such as this.