Fantasies of a Bollywood Love Thief: Inside the World of Indian Moviemaking

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Stephen Alter is the author of seven works of fiction and four works of non-fiction, including 'Elephas Maximus: A Portrait of the Indian Elephant' and 'Sacred Waters: A Pilgrimage to the Many Sources of the Ganga'. As a writer-in-residence at MIT, he received both a Guggenheim and a Fulbright fellowship. he now lives and writes in India.

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