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Lata Jagtiani has an MA in English Literature. She has authored 8 books —  Guide, The Film: Perspectives, Temple Bells and Other Stories, Bhagavad Gita in 365 Days, Towards Light, Sindhi Reflections, Mumbai Terror Attacks, O P Nayyar, King of Melody and Dada’s Wisdom. She has also been a lecturer in English in Mumbai and Dubai colleges. Over the years, several articles and book reviews penned by her have been published by newspapers including The Times of India, DNA and The Pioneer. She loves nature, books, music and films. Lata Jagtiani lives in Mumbai, and can be reached via email at [email protected]
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In The Media
Radhika D Shyam, July 27, 2013

Daily grief falls on them like steady torrential rain that does not let the sunshine of hope break through the brooding dark clouds.


I watched Guide for the first time when I was about twelve or so. Till then, all the Hindi cinema I had watched was predictable, comfortable, simple enough for a pre-teen to know what to expect. Or so I thought.

By Lata Jagtiani | Nov 20, 2019

Edited excerpts from a book of essays on the 1965 classic, which stars Waheeda Rehman as the dancer Rosie, who leaves her husband Marco for Dev Anand’s guide.

14TH APRIL 2020

An unintended blessing of Corona-enforced lockdown, I thought, was that I would be able to finish some half-read books and watch and rewatch some of my favourite films.

“A Down to Earth, Well-Read, Amazing Person” – Lata Jagtiani Remembers Talking to Dev Anand
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