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Recently, I read the autobiography of an Indian cinema director – Ram Gopal Verma. The title of the autobiography is ‘Guns and Things’.

In comparison with other autobiographies, this one is very different. Most autobiographies talk about the family background of the author, the author’s childhood, school college, work place and family matters, finally closing with the author’s philosophy.

This autobiography moves from one topic to another, without an apparent connection between the topics (at least a connection was not visible to me). Additionally, very little personal information of the author and his family is shared. The book mostly talks about the author’s view regarding the film’s he has made. None the less, the book is an interesting read and I definitely recommend it.

It gave me a new perspective on the topic of ‘autobiographies’.

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