Two legends

Print edition : November 15, 2013

Naushaud Ali. He used Western musical instruments such as the piano accordian, the violin and the cello in the orchestration of his songs. Photo: T.A. HAFEEZ

Meena Kumari in "Bahu Begum". The book sticks exclusively to her performance in tragic roles with only a passing mention of her light-hearted roles in "Azad" and "Kohinoor". Photo: The HINDU ARCHIVES

Two recent books on Naushad Ali and Meena Kumari, stalwarts of Hindi cinema, are interesting and informative.
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