Revised and updated. Zero Line Par Gulzar is much more than just another book on Gulzar. The author, who has known Gulzar for over two decades now, looks at Gulzar's non-film writings from the perspective of an artist, a painter, and a critic. Through Gulzar's writings, the author paints a detailed portrait of a sensitive writer's literary life, who has largely been known for his popular work as a lyricist and film-maker. Partition, terrorism, nostalgia, love and longing ... these are some of the themes Gulzar is often associated with. This book probes his entire body of work for the writer's other great concerns: natural disasters, manmade chaos, treachery, politics, and survival amidst them all.