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Author: Connie Haham
ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788129134776
Urdu, Hindi, Hinglish, English…multilingualism completes and enriches Bollywood filmmaking, as does the linguistic interplay between generations in a time of rapid societal change. 'What language is mine and just how "mine" is it?' is but one of the questions posed in Show Me Your Words. In this book, Connie Haham tours the rich sociolinguistic landscape evident both in the making of Hindi movies and in the movies themselves. Sounds, words and lines come to us via the human voice in this audio-visual medium and provide a power and poetry essential to a well-crafted scene.
Featuring insightful conversations with noted film personalities such as Javed Akhtar, Shabhana Azmi, Jaideep Sahni, Piyush Mishra, Nagesh Kukunoor, Elahe Hiptoola,Kader Khan,Javed Siddiqi, Shridhar Raghavan, and many more, this book analyses attitudes towards language and language change through the prism of Hindi cinema.
'Drawn Lines, The Object and The Sound, Three Things which have nothing to do with each other, Except that they have been put together for our convenience: It is we Who decided that these sounds are what they are.'
== Javed Akhtar
A Note on the Transliteration
I’ve Got a Story to Tell
It’s in the Writing
The Weight of Words
Kader Khan: An Urduwaala from Kamathipura, Master of the Clap-Clap Line
The Magic of The Human Voice
The Presence of Urdu
Generation: A Father-Son Thing
The Place of English In Hindi Cinema
In the Learning Zone
A Language Looking for its Way