Cinema, Emergence, and the Films of Satyajit Ray / Edition 1 by Keya Ganguly | 9780520262164 | Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Cinema, Emergence, and the Films of Satyajit Ray / Edition 1

Cinema, Emergence, and the Films of Satyajit Ray / Edition 1

by Keya Ganguly
     
 

ISBN-10: 0520262166

ISBN-13: 9780520262164

Pub. Date: 06/08/2010

Publisher: University of California Press


Although revered as one of the world’s great filmmakers, the Indian director Satyajit Ray is described either in narrowly nationalistic terms or as an artist whose critique of modernity is largely derived from European ideas. Rarely is he seen as an influential modernist in his own right whose contributions to world cinema remain unsurpassed. In this

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Although revered as one of the world’s great filmmakers, the Indian director Satyajit Ray is described either in narrowly nationalistic terms or as an artist whose critique of modernity is largely derived from European ideas. Rarely is he seen as an influential modernist in his own right whose contributions to world cinema remain unsurpassed. In this benchmark study, Keya Ganguly situates Ray’s work within the internationalist spirit of the twentieth century, arguing that his film experiments revive the category of political or “committed” art. She suggests that in their depictions of Indian life, Ray’s films intimate the sense of a radical future and document the capacity of the image to conceptualize a different world glimpsed in the remnants of a disappearing past.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520262164
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
06/08/2010
Pages:
274
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

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Table of Contents


List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Note on Romanization

Introduction: The Light of the New Moon

1. Catastrophe and Utopia: Ghare Baire, or the Household Goddess
2. The (Un)moving Image: Visuality and the Modern in Charulata
3. Devi: Documenting the Decadent, Incarnating the Modern
4. The Music Room Revisited: Jalsaghar, Attraction, Perception
5. Take Two: Mahanagar and Cinematic Imperfection
6. Cinema and Universality: Apur Sansar

Conclusion: Lateness and Cinema

Notes
Select Bibliography
Index

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