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‘Boskiyana ‘ – A New Book on Gulzar unveiled

  •  Boskiyana: The Life and the World of Gulzar.
  • To know the philosophy of Gulzar’s life read Boskiyana and the outcome of close and intimate meeting inside Boskiyana’
  • Present a memorable gift this festive season. ‘Baatein-Mulaqatein: Gulzar, Boskiyana.

New Delhi:9/11/20: An Oscar-award-winner lyricist Gulzar and some of the visible and the hidden truth of his writing, the atmosphere of his home ‘Boskiyana’ his living style, his likes and dislikes. A book where one can admire his opinion and how he wants to vision this world. A detailed conversation that politely confronts us to the personality of Gulzar. It is a series of long continuing talk which wraps Gulzar around us and brings us face to face with him. For those who are curious to know about his life and his philosophy, Radhakrishna Prakashan presents Yashwant Vyas’s latest offering ‘Boskiyana’. The book is an emotional as well as a philosophical journey of Gulzar’s life that one can gift to family and friends this festive season

Rajkamal Prakashan Samuh has launched a limited gift pack edition that includes Gulzar’s pen, an attractive note pad, a bookmark, and a beautiful canvas bag celebrating the life and times of Gulzar.

Lyricist Gulzar said  “ Look at this book ‘Boskiyana’, this is the name of my house. Ashok Maheshwari is an old friend of mine He is my friend since my first song collection was published by ‘RadhaKrishna Prakashan’.He is my dear one,he has right to take or snatch it away….and this Yashwant Vyas’ he is truely a magician, he understand me even before I speak, he know my all expression, he could even guess my thoughts.Both of them have exposed me well and you will believe once you read the book”.

Yashwant Vyas has been an investigator of the Gulzar element. He can catch the rhythm in which Gulzar lives and creates. Yashwant Vyas while giving his views on the book said, “Boskiyana…It has been a three-decade-long rendezvous of soaking through the effervescence of Gulzar Saheb – the poet, philosopher, filmmaker, and charismatic soul. Distilled into bonds of magical quests sought in memories of songs, stars, and cadence. Boskiyana brings together his philosophy of life where the story finds solace in the arms of the moment.”

Rajkamal Prakashan MD  Ashok Maheshwari said “I had suggested Gulzar Saheb that all your interview should be consolidated in a book, and he agreed. Yashwant Vyas ji took up this historic task and completed it in six years. In the book you will find ‘Gulzariyat’ and ‘Boskiyana’ to understand Gulzar’s life and work. We have printed all the books of Boski series. Now this Boskiyana is in your hands”.

About Gulzar: A great person, famous poet, film director, writer-songwriter. Born on 18 August 1934 in Dina (undivided India, now Pakistan). Many of his books awarded with Sahitya Akademi and the Padma Bhushan. Recipient of many awards in the field of films including Dadasaheb Phalke, Grammy, Oscar, and more.

About Yashwant Vyas: A well-known experimental writer-journalist. Edited many famous newspapers along with magazines. Wrote two novels: both awarded. Ten more books: from satire collection to film, research on management and journalism. Associated with Gulzar for some two-three decad

About Editor in chief

Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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