Dhoop ke Sikke: Ek Kavyamay Yatra

by Prasoon Joshi

  • Category Poetry
  • Format Paperack
  • Imprint Rupa
  • Price 295
  1. ISBN: 978-81-291-4038-8
  2. Pages: 210 pages
  3. Date: June 2016


Songs and music are an integral part of Indian cinema and have helped film-makers complement and enhance their narratives in numerous ways for decades. A large part of the responsibility of weaving the song into the fabric of the story lies with the songwriter.

Dhoop ke Sikke: Ek Kavyamay Yatra offers a rare glimpse into the mind of one of the nation’s best loved poet-lyricists. Whether it is the tender ‘Ma’ from Taare Zameen Par, the inspirational ‘Khoon Chala’ from Rang De Basanti or the fun-filled ‘Sasural Genda Phool’ from Delhi 6, Prasoon Joshi’s songs have never failed to touch a chord with audiences. A collection of some of his best songs in Hindi, with a thought-provoking perspective on what goes into the making of a song by the master lyricist, this book is a must-have for anyone who has ever loved poetry and songs.


Weaving magic with words, Prasoon Joshi engages with myriad worlds in his roles as a poet-lyricist and advertising professional (Executive Chairperson and CEO of McCann Worldgroup, India, and President, South Asia). He has won several awards and honours including the prestigious National Award, the Filmfare Award and the Gold Lion at the Cannes festival. He was designated a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. He is also a respected sociocultural voice and has worked on several public service campaigns on topics such as pulse polio and anti-tobacco awareness, gender sensitization and, most recently, the nationwide campaign against malnutrition.

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