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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


Empire, Media, and the Autonomous Woman: A Feminist Critique of Postcolonial Thought

Esha Niyogi De

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198072553
eISBN:
9780199080915
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198072553.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

Drawing lessons from the intersection of literature, photography, cinema, television, dance-drama, and ethnography, this book presents a unique analysis of Indian activist thought spread over two ... More


Bourgeouis Hinduism, or Faith of the Modern Vedantists: Rare Discourses from Early Colonial Bengal

Brian A. Hatcher

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195326086
eISBN:
9780199869282
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326086.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

In 1839, a group of Hindu elite gathered in Calcutta to share and propagate their faith in a non-idolatrous form of worship. The group, known as the Tattvabodhinī Sabhā, met weekly to worship and ... More


 Debendranath Tagore and the Tattvabodhinī Sabhā

Brian A. Hatcher

in Bourgeouis Hinduism, or Faith of the Modern Vedantists: Rare Discourses from Early Colonial Bengal

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195326086
eISBN:
9780199869282
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326086.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter discusses the origins of the Tattvabodhinī Sabhā. Topics covered include the early religious experiences of Debendranath Tagore, Debendranath's great awakening, founding of the ... More


Spirituality in Modern Society

Peter van der Veer

in The Modern Spirit of Asia: The Spiritual and the Secular in China and India

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691128146
eISBN:
9781400848553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691128146.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter illustrates how in the nineteenth century the category of spirituality received a global modern meaning. It became part of an alternative modernity in different places around the globe. ... More


Born Sneerers or Ironic Nationalists? Joyce, Tagore, Said, Fanon

Rahul Rao

in Third World Protest: Between Home and the World

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199560370
eISBN:
9780191721694
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199560370.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, International Relations and Politics

The chapter describes the protest sensibilities of four writers—James Joyce, Rabindranath Tagore, Edward Said, and Frantz Fanon—who were fierce critics of nationalism even as they wished fervently ... More


Another Asia: Rabindranath Tagore and Okakura Tenshin

Rustom Bharucha

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195682854
eISBN:
9780199081585
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195682854.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This book explores the convergence of different notions of Asia through the meeting between Rabindranath Tagore and the Japanese art historian and curator Okakura Tenshin in Calcutta in 1902. Set ... More


TALKING BACK: The Idea of Civilization in the Indian Nationalist Discourse

Sabyasachi Bhattacharya

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198075042
eISBN:
9780199080816
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198075042.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

Colonial histories of India were largely monologues. From the turn of the nineteenth century, Indians began to ‘talk back’, questioning colonial assumptions and narratives of India’s past. This book ... More


The Concept of Civilization: Rabindranath Tagore’s Evolving Perspective

Sabyasachi Bhattacharya

in TALKING BACK: The Idea of Civilization in the Indian Nationalist Discourse

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198075042
eISBN:
9780199080816
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198075042.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This chapter examines Rabindranath Tagore’s view of Indian civilization which later formed the basis of a full-fledged nationalist paradigm: the ‘syncretic’ civilization. Tagore argued that India’s ... More


Introduction

Sabyasachi Bhattacharya

in TALKING BACK: The Idea of Civilization in the Indian Nationalist Discourse

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198075042
eISBN:
9780199080816
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198075042.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

From around the turn of the twentieth century, Indians began to question the colonial assumptions in imagining and narrating India’s past. This chapter provides an overview of the themes surrounding ... 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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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