Meena Kumari in Shillong

Meena Kumari comes to Shillong!

Thumb Print Conversations (an initiative of brings Meena Kumari, the Poet to Shillong.

Meena Kumari was not only an iconic star of Hindi cinema, she was also a poet of great flair and delicacy.

To celebrate her life and work, Eastern India’s foremost webzine, The Thumb Print ( is organizing a conversation around the recent publication of Meena Kumari, the Poet, A Life Beyond Cinema (Roli Books, 2014). The book contains a compelling selection of her poems in the original Urdu and in brilliant English translations by Noorul Hasan.

The conversation will be moderated by prominent editor of The Shillong Times, Patricia Mukhim.

Performer and musician, Lou Majaw will make a unique introduction to the programme.

The translator Prof. Noorul Hasan and UK-based author Daisy Hasan will participate in the conversation.

Date: Wednesday, 27th August
Time: 4.30 pm
Venue: Umshyrpi College, 3 Pine Colony, Laban, Shillong, 793004