Changes between Version 2 and Version 3 of Anil Biswas


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  • Anil Biswas

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    4 Bengali and Hindi composer born in Barisal (now Bangladesh). A talented tabla player since infancy, he worked in amateur theatre as child singer. Became a political activist as a student and was associated with terrorist insurgency movements in Bengal. Repeatedly jailed in early 30s. Received early assignments as musician from Kazi Nazrul Islam at the Megaphone gramophone company; then scored and acted in several commercial Calcutta Theatres stage productions, notably 
     4Bengali and Hindi composer born in Barisal (now Bangladesh). A talented tabla player since infancy, he worked in amateur theatre as child singer. Became a political activist as a student and was associated with terrorist insurgency movements in Bengal. Repeatedly jailed in early 30s. Received early assignments as musician from [[Kazi Nazrul Islam]] at the Megaphone gramophone company; then scored and acted in several commercial [[Calcutta Theatres]] stage productions, notably 
    55in the Rangmahal theatre. Moved to Bombay 
    66(1934) where he was first employed by Ram 
    7 Daryani’s Eastern Art Syndicate, then by Sagar 
     7Daryani’s Eastern Art Syndicate, then by [[Sagar]] 
    88and its successor National Studio (1940-2) and 
    99finally by [[Bombay Talkies]] (1942-6) before 
     
    1414of theatrical music, with 12-piece orchestras 
    1515and full-blooded choral effects in e.g. the 
    16 Amirbai Karnataki songs of Gyan Mukherjee’s 
    17 Kismet and even more so in Mehboob’s early  1965: Chhoti Chhoti Baatein. films. His recitative prose songs in Roti helped 
     16Amirbai Karnataki songs of [[Gyan Mukherjee]]’s 
     17[[Kismet]] and even more so in [[Mehboob]]’s early  1965: Chhoti Chhoti Baatein. films. His recitative prose songs in [[Roti]] helped 
    1818give the film its parable dimension and came 
    1919close to an indigenous Brechtian mode. His 
    2020work is a rare effort in popular Hindi film to 
    2121define a cultural-political avant-garde. Later 
    22 composed music for K.A. Abbas’s films (e.g. 
    23 the famous ‘songless’ Munna) and for Mahesh 
    24 Kaul. Music co-d for Begunah, using the name 
    25 Haribhai. Scored Doordarshan’s pioneering 
     22composed music for [[K.A. Abbas]]’s films (e.g. 
     23the famous ‘songless’ [[Munna]]) and for [[Mahesh 
     24Kaul]]. Music co-d for Begunah, using the name 
     25Haribhai. Scored [[Doordarshan]]’s pioneering 
    2626TV series Humlog (1984-5) and a number of 
    27 Films Division documentaries (e.g. 
     27[[Films Division]] documentaries (e.g. 
    2828Controlling Aphids in Mustard Crop, 1979; 
    2929Development of Inland Fisheries, 1988; Modern