Wednesday, 1 July, 2009

Largest directory on Indian magicians is out

Titled, Magic India, the book gives contact details of around 2000 native magicians.

Film Director, Sathyan Anthikad (second left) releases 'Magic India', national directory of Indian Magicians by giving a copy to General Manager of the Federal Bank, T.S. Jagadeesan at Kochi Press Club on 1st of July. Executive Director of the Magic Academy, Gopinath Muthukad and Chairman and Managing Director of SB Global Educational Resources Pvt. Ltd., R. Balachandran are also seen.

Kochi: ‘Magic India’, the largest data bank carrying contact details of around two thousand Indian magicians, was formally released today by noted film director, Sathyan Anthikad at the Press Club here. General Manager of the Federal Bank, T.S. Jagadeesan received the first copy of the book.

"When it's a request from a magician like Mr. Muthukad to whom service is life motto, I can't but come here for releasing this useful book", Mr. Anthikad said. He also added that his passion for the art of magic was fueled by super star Mohanlal who used to perform one or two tricks at the shooting sets. Mr. Anthikad hoped that the directory would further the message of magic and foster friendship among magicians. In parallel to these comments were Mr. Jagadeesan's opinion. Chairman and Managing Director of the SB Global Educational Resources Pvt. Ltd., R. Balachandran offered words in felicitation of the function.

Published by the Magic Academy, the 433 plus pages of the directory make a handy source of reference. With the book, made easier is contacting both modern and those traditional street magicians who are scarcely known but immensely talented. Available telephone numbers and addresses of emails and websites of magicians are also provided on its well-set pages.

One year’s hard work was required for collecting, segregating and compiling the huge data into the form of a handy directory. In order to spot a name easily, separate index pages are given at the beginning, in the order of real and stage names of magicians.

Goes online

Entire data given in the book will be soon available online at This first ever portal on native magicians is a joint offer from the Academy and the Invis Multimedia. The site is presently under construction. To get the book by post, a sum of Rs.200 plus Rs.80 towards Speed Post charges should be made in favour of the Academy.


Indranil said...

I was very happy when I heard for the first time about such an initiative. Finally the directory is out. Kudos to Mr.Muthukad for offering all fellow Indian magicians an identity on a wide perspective.

Magic Academy, India said...

Thanks for the kind words.
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