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Epilogue: New Challenges, Old Values

Chandak Sengoopta

in The Rays Before Satyajit: Creativity and Modernity in Colonial India

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780199464753
eISBN:
9780199087198
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199464753.003.0008
Subject:
History, Indian History

The final chapter of this volume shows how Suprabha Ray, left virtually penniless with a young son, faced her many challenges with a combination of ‘traditional’ and ‘modern’ values. After Kadambini ... More


Triumph and Tragedy

Chandak Sengoopta

in The Rays Before Satyajit: Creativity and Modernity in Colonial India

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780199464753
eISBN:
9780199087198
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199464753.003.0007
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter shows how, after Upendrakishore’s death in 1915, his son Sukumar sought to remodel the traditions he had set. Sukumar’s literary work is explored in detail in this chapter, and it is ... More


Filming Fiction: Tagore, Premchand, and Ray

Mohd Asaduddin and Anuradha Ghosh (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198075936
eISBN:
9780199081851
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198075936.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Similar to other fine arts' genres, novels and films evolved the way they did due to certain conditions of production, and the way they developed in different cultures was shaped by the governing ... More


Sadgati: Satyajit Ray's Deliverance of Premchand's ‘Sadgati’

Deepti Zutshi

in Filming Fiction: Tagore, Premchand, and Ray

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198075936
eISBN:
9780199081851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198075936.003.0016
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter explores Satyajit Ray's Sadgati (1981), a film adaptation of Premchand's short story ‘Sadgati’ (‘Deliverance’, 1931), in terms of Ray's handling of the dalit question. It analyses the ... More


His Films, Their Stories

Meenakshi Mukherjee

in Filming Fiction: Tagore, Premchand, and Ray

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198075936
eISBN:
9780199081851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198075936.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Of Satyajit Ray's thirty feature films, twenty-three were based on fiction written by well-known writers. This chapter examines Ray's film adaptations of short stories by Rabindranath Tagore and ... More


Feminist Concerns: Charulata (The Lonely Wife, 1964, Dir. Satyajit Ray)

Omar Ahmed

in Studying Indian Cinema

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906733681
eISBN:
9781800342088
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906733681.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter surveys the career and legacy of Indian cinema's greatest film-maker, Satyajit Ray. If Raj Kapoor can be credited with popularising Indian cinema around the globe, then Satyajit Ray can ... More


Two Masters One Text: Satyajit Ray's Transcreation of Ghare Baire

Somdatta Mandal

in Filming Fiction: Tagore, Premchand, and Ray

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198075936
eISBN:
9780199081851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198075936.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Ghare Baire (1916), written by Rabindranath Tagore in the diary form of narrative, is a complex work of fiction. Embedded in it is a historical moment of the swadeshi in Bengal ... More


Some Aspects of Intersemiotic Translation: A Study of Satyajit Ray's Interpretation of Tagore

Anuradha Ghosh

in Filming Fiction: Tagore, Premchand, and Ray

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198075936
eISBN:
9780199081851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198075936.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Translation studies have addressed the inter-lingual and intra-lingual aspects of translation, but few have explored its inter-semiotic aspects. Certain practical problems have been raised regarding ... More


Decoding the Moves of Colonial Chess: Premchand/Satyajit Ray's Shatranj Ke Khiladi

Shreya Bhattacharji

in Filming Fiction: Tagore, Premchand, and Ray

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198075936
eISBN:
9780199081851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198075936.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

In his short story ‘Shatranj Ke Khiladi’ (1924), Premchand uses the game of chess as a subtle politico-colonial metaphor. Known in its heyday as ‘Paris of the East’ and ‘Babylon of India’, Wajid Ali ... More


Ray's Narrative Vision and Synaesthetic Appreciation of Tagore in Ghare Baire

Jayita Sengupta

in Filming Fiction: Tagore, Premchand, and Ray

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198075936
eISBN:
9780199081851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198075936.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Satyajit Ray's Ghare Baire (1984) is a political film that encompasses within it the seeds of 1947 partition and Ray's understanding of Rabindranath Tagore's futuristic vision of horror to ... More


Tagore's Women Protagonists Through Ray's Camera: Re-presenting the Shifting Concepts of History, Culture, and Identity

Tutun Mukherjee

in Filming Fiction: Tagore, Premchand, and Ray

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198075936
eISBN:
9780199081851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198075936.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Satyajit Ray's cinema has consistently explored different aspects of womanhood to generate a constellation of ideas, images, debates, reflections, histories, and provocations. This is evident in ... More


Space, Interiority, and Affect in Charulata and Ghare Baire

Supriya Chaudhuri

in Filming Fiction: Tagore, Premchand, and Ray

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198075936
eISBN:
9780199081851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198075936.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter draws interesting parallels between Western phenomenological discourse and the philosophy of Rabindranath Tagore, focusing on the poetics of space. It examines Satyajit Ray's cinematic ... More


The Enigma of ‘Departure’: A Reinterpretation of Rabindranath Tagore's ‘Noshto Neerh’ and Satyajit Ray's Charulata

Vishnupriya Sengupta

in Filming Fiction: Tagore, Premchand, and Ray

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198075936
eISBN:
9780199081851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198075936.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

An apparent shadow falls between Rabindranath Tagore's ‘Noshto Neerh’ (1901) and Satyajit Ray's Charulata (1964). ‘Noshto Neerh’ focuses more on the domestic sphere as well as the making and ... More


Critiquing Colonialism through Cinematic Frames: Shatranj Ke Khiladi and Ghare Baire

Jasbir Jain

in Filming Fiction: Tagore, Premchand, and Ray

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198075936
eISBN:
9780199081851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198075936.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Satyajit Ray filmed Premchand's ‘Shatranj Ke Khiladi’ in 1977, the time of the Emergency in India, and Rabindranath Tagore's Ghare Baire in 1984, a period of nationwide insurgency. The two films ... More


From ‘Noshto Neerh’ to Charulata: Ray's Creation of an Audio-visual ‘Aura’ for Tagore's Fiction

Brinda Bose

in Filming Fiction: Tagore, Premchand, and Ray

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198075936
eISBN:
9780199081851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198075936.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Satyajit Ray's Charulata (1964) is known for its historical significance and its exquisite cinematic crafting. The film stands on its own merits, with Ray able to transform his abiding interest in ... More


Shatranj Ke Khiladi: The Games and Their Repercussions

Tarini Pandey

in Filming Fiction: Tagore, Premchand, and Ray

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198075936
eISBN:
9780199081851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198075936.003.0015
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Games represent the binary opposition to work and are commonly held to be pleasurable because they interrupt the monotony of quotidian activities. Games play a key role in both Premchand's fiction ... More


‘Thak’/Freeze—Negotiating Narrative Positions in Adaptation: The Female in Tagore's ‘The Broken Nest’ and Ray's Charulata

Asha Kuthari Chaudhuri

in Filming Fiction: Tagore, Premchand, and Ray

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198075936
eISBN:
9780199081851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198075936.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter discusses how narrative positions are negotiated in film adaptation, focusing on the representation of the female in Rabindranath Tagore's novel ‘The Broken Nest’ (‘Noshto Neerh’, 1901) ... More


Disobedient Women/Disobedient Detours

Shohini Ghosh

in Filming Fiction: Tagore, Premchand, and Ray

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198075936
eISBN:
9780199081851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198075936.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Satyajit Ray made a number of films based on Bengali literary texts. What happens when a literary text transforms itself into a cinematic text? In order to measure a worthy film adaptation, one may ... More


The Rays Before Satyajit: Creativity and Modernity in Colonial India

Chandak Sengoopta

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780199464753
eISBN:
9780199087198
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199464753.001.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History

Although the filmmaker Satyajit Ray is well known across the world, few outside Bengal know much about the diverse contributions of his forebears to printing technology, nationalism, children’s ... More


The City as the Invitation to an Antique Death: Pramathesh Chandra Barua and the Origins of the Terribly Effeminate, Maudlin, Self-destructive Heroes of Indian Cinema

Ashis Nandy

in An Ambiguous Journey to the City: The Village and Othe Odd Ruins of the Self in the Indian Imagination

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195683974
eISBN:
9780199081448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195683974.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter focuses on the life and work of actor–director Pramathesh Chandra Barua (1903–51), the person who most dramatically symbolized the capacity of the new forms of popular culture to express ... More


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