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Zaidi, Shama 1938-

Overview
Works: 29 works in 61 publications in 4 languages and 852 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Historical films  Comedy films  History  Historical television programs  Television programs  Biographical films  Musical films  Nonfiction television programs 
Roles: Author of dialog, Author of screenplay, Scenarist
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Shama Zaidi
Shatranj ke khilari = Chess players by Satyajit Ray( Visual )

9 editions published between 1977 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The kingdom of Oudh has a gently decadent Nawab (king), who is busy being a poet, composer, singer, dancer, and choreographer, but not a ruler. Mirza and Mir are old friends, living in the capital city off ancestral wealth and taxes on their lands. As the king is obsessed with his artistic endeavors, the friends are obsessed with shatranj (chess). In 1856, the East India Company sends General Outram, the British Resident of Lucknow, to take over the kingdom, under the charge of misrule. The king dithers, the friends play chess. British troops march into the city; the king surrenders without a fight, and the friends remove to a distant village so they can play in peace
Umrao Jaan = Umarāva jāna( Visual )

10 editions published between 1981 and 2009 in Hindi and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on a classic Urdu novel, this is a tale of Rekha, a courtesan who was abducted as a child and trained in music and dance. Her performance begin to attract a following to the harem where she works, including the wealthy young Nawab Sultan who is drawn by her beauty and talent. after swapping poetry they embark on a mismatched love affair but when the Nawab attacks another customer who is harassing Umrao, they are forced to separate and she retreats to the comforts of her childhood friend
Garm hava( Visual )

8 editions published between 1973 and 2000 in Hindi and Urdu and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dramatization of the plight of north India's Muslim minority during the Partition upheavals. A Muslim shoe factory owner must decide whether to emigrate to newly-formed Pakistan or remain in his ancestral home and business
Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose : the forgotten hero( Visual )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in Hindi and English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Explores the controversial life of Subhas Chandra Bose, the Bengali freedom fighter who renounced Gandhi's non-violence teachings and declared open warfare on the British Empire"--Redhotcurry.com
Bharat ek khoj( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in Hindi and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A 5,000-year political, social, and cultural history of India, from its beginnings through the coming of independence in 1947
Sardari Begum by Shyam Benegal( Visual )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in Hindi and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the old city of Delhi a retired thumris singer and courtesan is killed during a neighborhood riot. Her funeral becomes a media event due to the tension surrounding upcoming local elections. A reporter sent to cover the funeral discovers that the singer was her aunt and delves into her life story
Mammo by Shyam Benegal( Visual )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in Hindi and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Mammo is a nickname given to Mehmooda Begum by her sisters. She marries a man from Lahore. After Partition, she and her husband automatically become Pakistan citizens. Although childless, her marriage is a happy one until her husband's death. Over property matters, Mammo is thrown out of the house by her relatives. She comes to India to stay with her only kin, her two sisters. Unable to extend her visa, she has to go back - political priorities defeat humanitarian ones!"--Container
Seventh horse of the sun by Shyam Benegal( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in Hindi and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Young bachelor Manik Mulla, a railway postal employee stays in an old part of Allahabad in northern India. Over several evenings, Manik tells his friends stories about his boyhood, adolescence and adulthood. His stories intertwined with notions of love, romance, and separation lead to all kinds of social, political, and literary polemics and discussions among them."--Container
The lamp in the niche( Visual )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentary on spirit of sufism in India. Title refers to Sura in the Holy Quran which begins: God is the light of the heavens and the earth. The parable of his light is as if there were a niche and within the niche a lamp -- The sufis or Islamic mystics are fond of this. Film on sufism in India deals with the sufi influence on medieval languages, literature and thought and their contemporary situation
Svarājanāmā( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in Hindi and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presentation in 13 thirty-minute episodes of India's struggle for freedom from British rule. Chiefly uses dramatic reenactments, but also includes commentary from historians
Suraj ka satvan ghoda( Visual )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in Hindi and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Young bachelor Manik Mulla, a railway postal employee stays in an old part of Allahabad in northern India. Over several evenings, Manik tells his friends stories about his boyhood, adolescence and adulthood. His stories intertwined with notions of love, romance, and separation lead to all kinds of social, political, and literary polemics and discussions among them."--Container
Bharat ek khoj( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in Hindi and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 5,000-year political, social, and cultural history of India, from its beginnings through the coming of independence in 1947
Bharat ek khoj( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in Hindi and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 5,000-year political, social, and cultural history of India, from its beginnings through the coming of independence in 1947
Bharat ek khoj( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in Hindi and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 5,000-year political, social, and cultural history of India, from its beginnings through the coming of independence in 1947
Bharat ek khoj( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in Hindi and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 5,000-year political, social, and cultural history of India, from its beginnings through the coming of independence in 1947
Arohan( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in Hindi and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A vivid depiction of peasant farmers' struggle under the bondage system and landlord's rule set in the post-British rule in India. A simple peasant farmer and his family suffer outrageous hardship entirely due to materialistic injustice and powerlessness
Shyam Benegal ultimate collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in Hindi and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Five important films from the prolific Indian director and screenwriter Shyam Benegal. One of the creators of the Indian New Wave, his films are known for serious content, realism and naturalism, and for keeping a keen eye on the sociopolitical climate of the times
Bharat ek khoj( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in Hindi and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 5,000-year political, social, and cultural history of India, from its beginnings through the coming of independence in 1947
Bharat ek khoj( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in Hindi and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 5,000-year political, social, and cultural history of India, from its beginnings through the coming of independence in 1947
The making of the Mahatma( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in Hindi and English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of barrister Gandhi's twenty-one year struggle (1893-1914) in South Africa which made him the Mahatma
 
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Alternative Names
Shama Zaidi 1938-

Shama Zaidi guionista india

Shama Zaidi Indiaas scenarioschrijfster

Shama Zaidi Indian screenwriter

Shama Zaidi scénariste indienne

Шама Зайди

शमा जैदी

ਸ਼ਮਾ ਜੈਦੀ

Languages
Hindi (37)

Urdu (6)

English (4)

Bengali (1)