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Timepass- The Memoirs of Protima Bedi with Pooja Bedi

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'No one will be able to put down Timepass once he or she starts reading it' KHUSHWANT SINGH

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Item Code: AZA496
Author: Pooja Bedi
Publisher: Penguin Random House India Pvt Ltd
Language: English
Edition: 2000
ISBN: 9780140288803
Pages: 368 (Throughout B/W Illustrations)
Other Details 8.5 x 5.5 inches
Weight 320 gm
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About the Book

'No one will be able to put down Timepass once he or she starts reading it' KHUSHWANT SINGH

'Protima's book relives her trademark flamboyance' INDIA TODAY

'It is a book for every woman who endeavours to live life to the full' 'Timepass is a brutally honest book... It is just her being her' POOJA BEDI

In 1974, pictures appeared in magazines and newspapers of Protima Bedi streaking down a road in the centre of Bombay in broad daylight. There was immediate uproar. The incident was, in many ways, the culmination of a life of youthful rebellion and brash sexuality that Protima, the scandalous model and wife of the rising star of Bollywood, Kabir Bedi, had lived ever since she ran away from home to live 'in sin’. Barely four years later, the glamorous flower child had reinvented herself as an accomplished classical dancer, a devotee of Goddess Kali, and chosen the sari over slit skirts and halter-necks. Shortly before her death, she had shaved her head and decided on a monk's life. She died in August 1998, in a landslide in the Himalayas while on a pilgrimage to Kailash Mansarovar, leaving behind her most lasting achievement—a flourishing dance village, Nrityagram, where students continue to learn the classical dance styles of India.

Few lives have been more eventful and controversial than Protima Bedi's, and Timepass, derived from her unfinished autobiography, journals and her letters to family, friends and lovers, is a startlingly frank and passionate memoir. Protima recounts with unflinching honesty the events that shaped her life: her humiliation as a child at being branded the ugly duckling, repeated rape by a cousin when she was barely ten, the failure of her open marriage with Kabir Bedi, her many sexual encounters, and the romantic relationships she had with prominent politicians and artistes. She writes, too, of her involvement with dance, her relationship with her guru and fellow dancers, the difficult mission of establishing Nrityagram, and the suicide of her son–a tragedy from which she never fully recovered. In a moving afterword to the book, her daughter, Pooja Bedi, describes her last days and the circumstances of her death.

Illustrated with over fifty photographs, Timepass is the story of a remarkable woman who had the spirit, the courage and the intelligence to live life entirely on her own terms.

About the Author

Protima Bedi was born in Delhi in 1949. A prominent model in Bombay in the late sixties and early seventies, she married the film actor Kabir Bedi in 1969, and had two children, Pooja and Siddharth. She separated from Kabir in 1978. Protima started learning odissi dance in 1975 and within a few years, became an accomplished dancer. In 1989, she established Nrityagram, a dance village on the outskirts of Bangalore. Protima died in 1998.

Pooja Bedi Ebrahim was born in Bombay in 1970. She has been a successful film and theatre actress and a model and now designs bedroom accessories. She is currently working on a book on pregnancy. Pooja lives in Bombay with her husband and daughter.

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