9788129105172

BEGUM SUMROO

by PARTAP SHARMA

  • Category History
  • Format Paperback
  • Imprint Rupa
  • Price 195
  1. ISBN: 9.79E+12
  2. Pages: 136 pages
  3. Date: 2004

ABOUT THIS BOOK

The play is set in the late eighteenth century during the decline of the Mughal empire when India swarmed with a variety of European mercenary soldiers and adventurers who came to make their fortunes by taking part in the power-struggles that were going on.

AUTHOR OF THE BOOK

Partap Sharma is a playwright, novelist and author of four books for children. As an actor he has won the National Award in 1971 for his performance in Phir Bhi. He has also played the role of Nehru in the film Nehru: Jewel of India. He has also directed a number of documentary films, including a historical series for Channel Four Television, London, titled The Raj Through Indian Eyes. As a result, England's Museum of the British Empire & Commonwealth, in Bristol now has a permanent section devoted to film clips and interviews titled The Pratap Sharma Archive on the British Raj. His voice is well known to cinema, TV and radio audience as he is one of India's foremost commentators and narrators. He is the recipient of the Dadasaheb Phalke Award.