JADUNAMA : Javed Akhtar's Journey

JADUNAMA : Javed Akhtar's Journey

Author : Arvind Mandloi (Author) Dr. Rakhshanda Jalil (Translator)

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Classification Non-Fiction/ Cinema
Pub Date 15 December 2022
Imprint Amaryllis (An Imprint of Manjul Publishing House)
Page Extent 346
Binding Hard Cover
Language English
ISBN 9789355432346
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About the Book

‘Javed sahab's intellect and creativity have always been a source of inspiration for me.’
- AMITABH BACHCHAN



‘In the past we had lyricists like Sahir and Majrooh. Today we have Javed Akhtar.’
-ASHA BHOSLE

Jadunama is about a writer, poet, lyricist, and political activist. It is also about this one man’s struggle since childhood to become what he is today and to create a hallmark of success in everything he does.
Named Jadu at birth, it was Javed sahab’s father, Jan Nisar Akhtar’s poem, ‘Lamha, lamha kisi jadoo ka fasana hoga (Every moment will be the story of a certain magic)’ that was the inspiration behind the name. When the little boy was in kindergarten, everyone realised that Jadu was not a serious name and to have a word as close to Jadu as possible, he was renamed Javed (meaning ‘eternal’), Akhtar (meaning ‘star’)—Eternal star! Not only has he remained in the limelight ever since, he continues to shine brightly like the eternal star!
The recipient of several awards during his lifetime, notable among those being the Padma Shri (1999); Awadh Samman Uttar Pradesh (2001); the Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Ekta Puraskar (2005); and the Padma Bhushan (2007), Javed Akhtar, through his work—be it in the cultural milieu, or when it comes to fighting to give the writer his due—has always put his best foot forward.
Full of rarely known information and delightful anecdotes, Jadunama opens a wide window into Javed Akhtar’s life journey, as it steadfastly refused to follow a timeworn narrative, or take any well-trodden path. Propelled by the winds of humanism, Javed sahab is like that ship sailing in the sea that has cast its anchor in the many ports of Time. Having reached far along in life and even though he has achieved whatever there is to achieve, Javed Akhtar firmly believes that where one has reached cannot be one’s destination. The destination is always a little further ahead and as long as it is further ahead, one is alive, one is moving forward, as aptly summed up in this sher:

Hamarey shauq ki inteha thi
Qadam rakha kii manzil raasta thi


This ship, as is evident, is still in sail.

About the Author(s)

Arvind Mandloi spent most of his childhood in penury and without a permanent home, and barely managed to get a basic primary education. It is life’s experiences, however, that helped Mandloi evolve as a person. With an avid interest towards reading and writing, he began his career as a journalist. He has b
He has passed on the proceeds from the sale of his books to Roopankan for the welfare of underprivileged children. When he is not writing, he manages his own business.

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