Indian Parallel Cinema

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Rashmi Doraiswamy
Scriptwriter, director, writer, journalist K.A. Abbas’ contribution to Hindi cinema is unique in several ways. Firstly, he negotiated what I would like to call a ‘bipolar order’ (not to be confused with bipolar disorder, which is a medical term). By this I mean that he found a way of articulating…
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Ruth Zothanpuii
This multimedia module is a small window into the all-encompassing world of K.A. Abbas, whose creative oeuvre in Urdu, Hindi and English, consists of over 74 books, more than a 100 short stories, 3000 newspaper columns and a number of films, either scripted, directed or both; all in a life span of…
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Dr Syeda Saiyidain Hameed
Today when we are almost two decades into the 21st century, Khwaja Ahmad Abbas has become even more relevant than he was in the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s. He wrote furiously and prolifically for films, newspapers, journals, stories, novels and dramas; his pen flowed in Urdu and English with equal ease.…
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