49-50 Books

49/50 Books, her publishing imprint, seeks to contribute quality books on well-researched, little known aspects of the humanities, oral histories of threatened cultures and heritage conservation through a variety of narrative strands. Its first title in 2011 was Laughter in the House: 20th-Century Parsi Theatre, which she exclusively researched and wrote. The well reviewed book comprehensively covers a rich period of this form of theatre (1920-2000). She was the Creative Consultant for a successful stage play based on this book, which was seen as a significant revival of Parsi theatre with popular vintage stars back on the stage after almost half a century.

Other 49/50 Books titles include Musical Journeys: A Personal Introduction to Western Classical Composers authored by Homi Dastoor and Parsi Bol: Insults, Endearments and other Parsi Gujarati Phrases in collaboration with Sooni Taraporevala. A sequel to the sold-out first edition of this book is under way.

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