Satyajit Ray

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Narayani Gupta
What are today called 'B-towns' or Tier-2 cities have the potential to become culture-towns, if they don't lose their way building malls and flyovers. As part of the series ‘Reading a City’, we explore how Abdul Halim Sharar gave readers a sense of the culture of Lucknow, along with its short…
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V.K. Cherian
Vijaya Mulay, who passed away on May 19, 2019, was an important figure in India’s film society movement. Along with the likes of Satyajit Ray and Marie Seton, she was a part of various collectives such as the Patna and Delhi film societies and, in 2000, became president of the Federation of Film…
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V.K. Cherian
Adoor Gopalakrishnan is credited with pioneering the ‘new wave’ in Malayalam cinema in the 1960s and 1970s. We look at why he is widely hailed as the true heir to Satyajit Ray’s tradition of film-making (Photo Courtesy: Navaneeth Krishnan S [CC BY-SA 4.0])     ‘I have a seen a classic in India—…
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V.K. Cherian
Whenever independent India’s film history is written, Jawaharlal Nehru’s name undoubtedly comes to the fore. The first prime minister of India not only initiated national policies but influenced the creativity of a host of film-makers as well. We explore Nehru’s contribution to the Indian film…
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V.K. Cherian
Along with Satyajit Ray and Ritwik Ghatak, Mrinal Sen was one of the three iconic Bengali film-makers of the 20th century. He not only influenced a generation of political film-makers in India, but also introduced Indian films to a global audience. Here we look at Sen’s ideology, the politics in…
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V.K. Cherian
Satyajit Ray was a legendary filmmaker who influenced directors and actors in India and across the world. During his lifetime, not only did he receive the admiration of his peers, but was also appreciated and supported by influential politicians. Not known to many, the Bengali filmmaker’s work and…
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The letters produced here are the responses from the Board of Advisers, replying to the invitation to join the board for NCPA, Mumbai.
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A list of the members of the Board of Advisers for NCPA, Mumbai in 1988.
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