Nominated | Book Awards 2019 | Translated into Hindi
Bismillah Khan's life revolves around the streets, streets and squares of Benares, its ghats, temples, mountains and palaces, which makes it an era that has passed along with them. The author has freshened its churning and style in the twentieth century Benaras. This book was discussed with Rais Rajas, Ganesan and many artists. For the extraordinary talent of Bismillah Khan, the colorful sculpture of Banarasi society was seen as a perfect backdrop. This book tells Bismillah Khan's whimsical mood and weaknesses with the same beauty - the charmer of the Mausiacian can never hide the stature of his artist, his darling and charisma.
Juhi Sinha is a filmmaker and author. She runs her own production house and has written, produced and directed programs that have been telecast on both Doordarshan and satellite channels and has been screened at film festivals in India and abroad. Apart from writing articles for leading newspapers and magazines in India, She has written for children, (Scholastic India) as well as many short stories for general readership, which has won international acclaim. Her last book "Beyond the Dunes - Journeys in Rajasthan" was published by Penguin India in 2007.