Waheed Murad: His Life and Our Times (2015) was first published by Libredux, UK. A Pakistani edition has been brought out by Libredux Pakistan in 2016. It is the first complete biography of the legendary Pakistani filmmaker, screen idol and writer Waheed Murad. It forms a part of the trilogy “Visionaries for our times” by Khurram Ali Shafique. The other two titles in the series are Iqbal: His Life and Our Times (2014) and Cyrus the Great: His Life and Our Times (expected 2017).
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Prologue: A Question
- Can the people of Pakistan find through their recent heritage the much-needed confidence in their collective existence?
Chapter 1: The Man Behind the Legend
- A compact biography of Waheed Murad, tracing the background of family and outlining his personal and professional life, his ambitions and aspirations, his untimely death and the aftermath
Chapter 2: The Filmmaker
- An in-depth study of the films produced by Waheed Murad under his own banner, “Film Arts”
Chapter 3: The Writer
- A scholarly appraisal of the contribution of Waheed Murad to the literature of his people through the three films which he wrote
Chapter 4: The Chocolate-Cream Hero
- Sociological and psychological study of the rise of Waheed Murad as an iconic hero of the silver screen in Pakistan – a classification of his film roles, and what do they tell us about the society that endorsed them
Epilogue: The Answer
- “Can the people of Pakistan find through their recent heritage the much-needed confidence in their existence as a people?” This question is answered here in the light of what has been presented in the four chapters of the book
Awards Received by Waheed Murad, Complete Filmography and References
- Indispensable for further research on the subject
How to purchase
The book can be ordered from many online bookstores, including the following:
- Amazon United States
- Amazon United Kingdom
- Amazon Brazil
- Amazon France
- Amazon Germany
- Amazon China
- Amazon Canada
- Amazon Italy
- Amazon Spain
- Amazon India
- Amazon Japan
- Amazon Mexico
Customers from Pakistan can write to firstname.lastname@example.org for facilitation in acquiring the Pakistani edition.
Visit the Waheed Murad Website for further information about the book, updates and press gallery, and a treasure trove of information, pictures, videos and songs related to Waheed Murad.
Libredux UK includes this volume in the series, Visionaries for Our Times, which also includes Iqbal: His Life and Our Times (2015) and Cyrus the Great: His Life and Our Times (expected 2016).