Thursday, September 3, 2009

Bombay Talkies, 'Achhut Kanya', Ashok Kumar & Devika Rani outside a village shop, 1937


  1. Hi
    I used to know personally Shrimati Devika Rani and Dr Svetoslav Roerich in the late 1980s. I met them regularly in Bangalore when it was still the City of beautiful gardens. I have got very warm memories of those meetings in Ashoka Hotel and at their Tataguni estate. I'd like to make a small amatour not for profit video tribute to Devika. In this connection I wonder if your foundation could extend its courtesy to me by giving a permission to use photographs of Devika exhibited in this blog? I'll need them to be clean (without copyright marks). You have got the very special and rare material related to Bombey Talkies and Devika Rani here.
    Thank you.

    Valentin L.

  2. Dear Valentin,

    Am awfully sorry for having missed your post for so long. Anyways if you could please be so kind as to email me your request at our mail Id we could maybe see if we can take things further.

    Thanks and best regards,
    Georg Wirsching.