Did You Know Meena Kumari Was a Poet? Win Copies of A Life Beyond Cinema NOW!

Did You Know Meena Kumari Was a Poet? Win Copies of A Life Beyond Cinema NOW!

Malini Agarwal

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Meena Kumari, A Life Beyond Cinema
Meena Kumari, A Life Beyond Cinema

I only just discovered (courtesy Roli Books!) that the legendary tragedy queen of Bollywood – Meena Kumari -was not only an iconic star of Hindi cinema, she was also a fabulous poet! This book contains a compelling selection of her poems in the original Urdu with English translations by Noorul Hasan. Haunting, crystalline and precisely observed, Meena Kumari’s poetry reveals a side of her personality that was rarely on display in her films.

TO WIN A COPY OF HER BOOK, SIMPLY SHARE YOUR FAVOURITE LINES OF POETRY IN THE COMMENTS BELOW OR NAME ONE OF HER FAMOUS MOVIES OR SONGS, GOOD LUCK :)