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Devika Rani, who co-produced Anjan with her husband Himanshu Rai, also starred in it opposite Ashok Kumar. Her life story is the subject of the play Devika Rani Goddess of the Silver Screen! which includes new details of her extraordinary life.(National Film Archives of India)

Meet the Devika Rani you didn’t know

By Rachel Lopez | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON SEP 25, 2019 07:17 AM IST
Indian cinema’s biggest star in the 1930s is presented as a woman of grit, vulnerability, pragmatism and sparkling wit in a new play written by Kishwar Desai.
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A visitor looks at a painting depicting the massacre of April 13, 1919 at Jallianwala Bagh in Amritsar.(NARINDER NANU/AFP)
A visitor looks at a painting depicting the massacre of April 13, 1919 at Jallianwala Bagh in Amritsar.(NARINDER NANU/AFP)

Review: Jallianwala Bagh by Kim A Wagner and Jallianwala Bagh, 1919 by Kishwar Desai

By Sudhirendar Sharma | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON APR 12, 2019 02:09 PM IST
To commemorate the centenary of the Amritsar massacre, HT looks at two recent books on the event that convinced Indians of the need for independence from colonial rule: Kim A Wagner’s rigorously-researched Jallianwala Bagh, and Kishwar Desai’s passionate Jallianwala Bagh, 1919: The Real Story
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