The Bachchans: A Saga of Excellence

–A Pictorial Journey through India’s Iconic Family


Launched by Amitabh Bachchan and spearheaded by Ajay Mago, Publisher, Om Books International,The Bachchans: A Saga of Excellence by S.M.M. Ausaja; is a captivating visual chronicle that traces the extraordinary journey of the Bachchan family, a household name in India for over a century. The book delves deep into the roots of the family, starting with the literary giant Harivansh Rai Bachchan in the early 1900s and extending to the present generation, including the promising debutant Agastya Nanda.

S.M.M. Ausaja, a renowned film historian, author, and archivist of vintage film memorabilia, brings his passion for Indian cinema to life in The Bachchans. As the Senior Vice President at DeRivaz & Ives, India’s premier auction house, Ausaja’s expertise in the world of film is well-established. Ausaja’s dedication to the world of films continues to make a significant impact, ensuring that the rich tapestry of Indian cinema remains an integral part of the nation’s cultural narrative.

Ausaja’s narrative takes readers through the milestones of Harivansh Rai Bachchan’s life, from his literary achievements with Madhushala to the poignant moments, the tragic loss of his first wife and his subsequent marriage to Teji. The book vividly captures the essence of the family, including the struggles and triumphs of Amitabh Bachchan, his talented wife Jaya Bhaduri, and the next generation, Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai, who are stars in their own right. Through a stunning array of never-before-seen images, posters, stills, and photographs, Ausaja offers an unparalleled fanboy tribute to this remarkable family.

The Bachchans: A Saga of Excellence has not only caught the attention of readers but has also garnered reactions from the Bachchan family themselves. The family, known for their private demeanor, has expressed appreciation for Ausaja’s meticulous portrayal of their journey through the lens of Indian cinema. The author has been gently nudged to work on other brilliant contributors who have left an indelible mark in the Indian film industry.

Fans, eager to get a closer look at the lives of their beloved stars, have enthusiastically embraced the book. The stunning visuals and untold stories showcased in The Bachchans have resonated deeply with admirers, creating a buzz across social media platforms.

This collector’s edition not only showcases the family’s cinematic achievements but also serves as a visual history, providing a unique perspective on an integral chapter in India’s popular culture. The gorgeously designed and meticulously produced book is a testament to the Bachchans’ enduring impact on the nation’s cultural landscape.

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