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Citations for the works done by 'Hamraaz'

HFGK is considered the Gold Standard against which all other similar works are judged. His work is the standard reference for people writing books, articles and doctoral dissertations on Hindi films and songs. A small sampling can be seen here.

Copies of his books have been bought by the following libraries

Hindi Film Geet Kosh Volumes

HathiTrust Digital Library, Ann Arbor, MI

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Center for Research Libraries, Chicago, IL

University of Chicago Library, Chicago, IL

University of Wisconsin - Madison, Madison, WI

University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, IL

George Eastman Museum, Rochester, NY

Cornell University Library, Ithaca, NY

Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY

University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

Library of Congress, Washington, DC

University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Philadelphia, PA

Duke University Libraries, Durham, NC

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Chapel Hill, NC

Columbia University, New York, NY

New York Public Library System, New York, NY

North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC

Texas A&M University, College Station, TX

University of Texas Libraries, Austin, TX

University of Washington Libraries, Seattle, WA

UC Berkeley Libraries, Berkeley, CA

University of California, NRLF, Richmond, CA

University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI

Similarly, many copies of his other books, Hindi Film Talkie Index, Hindi Filmography, Jab Dil Hi Toot Gaya, and the magazine Listeners; Bulletin, are held by different libraries. Full list may be obtained by searching the Worldcat website for his name.

Citations in published material

Note: This list is by no means exhaustive.

Arnold, Alison E., Hindi filmi git: On the history of commercial Indian popular music (Doctoral dissertation submitted to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL, USA), 1991.


Morcom, Anne Frances, Hindi film songs and the cinema (Doctoral dissertation submitted to the University of London, UK), 2002.


Rajadhyaksha, Ashish, and Willemen, Paul, Encyclopaedia of Indian Cinema, Oxford University Press, New Delhi, India (1998)


Booth, GD, Behind the curtain: Making music in Mumbai's film studios, Oxford University Press, New York (2008)


Beaster-Jones, Bollywood sounds: The cosmopolitan mediations of Hindi film song, Oxford University Press, New York (2015)


Booth, GD, Shope, B, More than Bollywood, Oxford University Press, New York (2014)


Booth, GD, Religion, gossip, narrative conventions and the construction of meaning in Hindi film songs. Popular Music, 19(2), 125-145. (2000).


Booth, GD, Preliminary thoughts on Hindi popular music and film production: India's ‘culture industry(ies)’, 1970–2000, South Asian Popular Culture, 9:2, 215-221. (2011)


Booth, GD, Burman-dada was Total Indian, Journal of the Indian Musicological Society; Mumbai Vol. 40, 6-28,271-272. (2009-2010).


Forbes, Meghan, International Perspectives on Publishing Platforms: Image, Object, Text, Routledge, NY. (2019)


Chilana, RS, Information & Research Resources on Indian Cinema: A Global Survey of Printed, Digital and Online Materials, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Urbana. (2002)


Vasudevan RS, Editorial: Archives and Histories, BioScope 4(1) 1–7, Sage Publications, London. (2013)


Rajadhyaksha, Ashish, Reconstructing the Indian Filmography (2010), Journal of the Moving Image (2010).