Hindi Film Geet Kosh
(Encyclopaedia of Hindi Film Songs)

    Beginning from the advent of  talkie films in India i.e. 1931, decade-wise 5 volumes of Hindi Film Geet Kosh have since been published in book (paper) form.  In addition to the year of release, names of artists, director and production company of every film, opening line of every song with respective singer, lyricist, music director and gramophone disc number have been given therein.  Microgroove Gramophone disc/CD/MC numbers have also been included wherever available.
         First of all, Volume - III [1951-60], containing details of 1,163 Hindi films censored during the decade, was published in January 1980.  Its 2nd - Revised and Enlarged - edition has also been released on 5th April 1997 by Maestro Kalyanji in Bombay.
     Volume - II [1941-50] was released by Maestro Naushad Ali in Bombay on 25th February 1984.
        Volume-IV [1961-70] was released by Maestro Anil Biswas on his 73rd birthday i.e. 7th of July 1986 in New Delhi.
        Volume-I [1931-40] alongwith Hindi Talkie Film Index [1931-87] was released in Bombay on 8th October 1988 in the presence of Maestro Madhulal Damodar Master who started composing music for Hindi films right from the advent of talkie era i.e.1931 !
        Volume-V [1971- 80], containing details 8,000 songs of 1,327 films, was released by Maestro Sudhir Phadke in Bombay on 31st March 1991.
         Pending publication of Volume-VI [1981-85], Volume-VII [1986-90], etc. in the series, another compendium HINDI FILMOGRAPHY [1981-2012] has also been published in English carrying brief details [viz. name of the producer, director, lyricist, music director, artists, banner, year and censor details] of 6,158 Hindi feature film censored between 1981 and 2012.  It is proposed to update this book every year.
        The language of these volumes is Hindi-English mix with title indices in English &  Hindi  both.  Silent & Hindi Talkie Film Index and Hindi Filmography with its Appendices have been published in English.  Barring Volume-III, since all the stock of other volumes has since been sold out, photocopy editions (properly bound in book form) are being supplied to music lovers on their demand.
        A complete bilingual (Hindi-English) reference compendium titled 'JAB DIL HI TOOT GAYA' of Immortal Singer K.L. Saigal has also been published with active support of Harish Raghuwanshi [Co-compiler] which carries full text with respective credits of his 185 songs and informative articles, photographs, etc., etc. in 472 glazed white pages [9"x11.5"].
        Price, postage, etc. for different volumes of Hindi Film Geet Kosh, etc. are given as under (All currency quoted here is in Indian Rupees) :-

 

 

Pages

Released On

Films

Songs

Hardbound

Deluxe

HINDI FILM GEET KOSH

 Volume-I   [1931-40]

726

08.10.1988

931

9,000

-

Rs.1,000/-

 Volume-II  [1941-50]

784

25.02.1984

1,236

11,000

-

Rs.1,200/-

 Volume-III [1951-60]2nd Edition

744

05.04.1997

1,160

9,000

-

Rs.1,100/-

 Volume-IV [1961-70]

668

07.07.1986

1,007

7,000

-

Rs.1,000/-

 Volume-V  [1971-80]

828

31.03.1991

1,327

8,000

-

Rs.1,200/-

SILENT & HINDI TALKIE FILM INDEX

Silent films [1913-1934]

184

03.05.2013

 1,334

Nil

Rs.400/-

Talkie films [1931-2012]

11,591

HINDI FILMOGRAPHY

  1981-1999

482

23.07.2000

3,138

NIL

Rs.1,000/-

      Appendix [2000]

44

01.08.2001

243

Rs.100/-

      Appendix [2001-02]

80

13.04.2003

448

Rs.200/-

      Appendix [2003]

40

13.04.2005

222

Rs.100/-

      Appendix [2004]

50

14.03.2007

246

Rs.100/-

      Appendix [2005]

54

15.08.2007

250

Rs.100/-

      Appendix [2006]

52

02.10.2007

222

Rs.100/-

      Appendix [2007]

60

07.07.2008

257

Rs.100/-

      Appendix [2008]

58

01.06.2009

250

Rs.100/-

      Appendix [2009]

56

14.03.2011

236

Rs.100/-

      Appendix [2010]

52

04.06.2011

215

Rs.100/-

      Appendix [2011]

58

15.08.2013

217

Rs.100/-

      Appendix [2012]

58

14.03.2014

216

Rs.120/-

      Appendix [2013]

72

18.11.2014

283

Rs.120/-

JAB DIL HI TOOT GAYA    

472

03.04.2004

 39

185

Rs.1,100/-


Packing & Postage  :
          Destination India   :   Rs.60/- per copy
                          Foreign   :   Sea Mail : Rs.700/- per copy

                                              Air-Mail : Rs.1400/- per copy

   Compiled & Published by Mr.Harish Raghuwanshi of Surat [Mobile No. 91 93747 12322], arrangements have also been made to provide photocopy editions of Mukesh Geet Kosh  and Gujarati Film Geet Kosh on demand; Price : Rs.700/- each.
  Packing & Postage  :   India - Rs.60/- per copy
                                        Foreign -  Sea Mail : Rs.700/-      Air-Mail : Rs. 1400/-

        Remittances for different volumes of Hindi Film Geet Kosh, Film Index, Listeners' Bulletin, etc. may kindly be sent by means of bank draft or pay order (Please avoid remittance by personal cheque.) favouring Mrs.Satinder Kaur made payable at Kanpur [India] at 'DREAMLAND',  HIG-545, Ratan Lal Nagar, Kanpur 208 022 INDIA [Phone : 91 - 512 - 2281211; Mobile No. 91 94154 85281]Music lovers desirous of making online fund transfer through netbankingmay ask for bank account details by sending e-mail at hamraaz18@yahoo.com.  Remittance through PayPal is also accepted.  All the currency quoted herein is in Indian Rupees.  As soon as the remittance is received, book(s) will be despatched by Registered Sea/Air Mail post at the earliest.
        Music lovers, residing in U.S.A./Canada and desirous of purchasing the books, can make payment to Dr.Surjit Singh (surjit_singh@yahoo.com) of San Diego, CA (USA) after visiting his Home Page (http://hindi-movies-songs.com) to ascertain the exact amount of remittance in US Dollars.  Books would be air sent to them by Registered Post from Kanpur (India).