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Satyajit Ray on Cinema

Satyajit Ray; Edited by Sandip Ray; Foreword by Shyam Benegal

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Paper, 184 pages, 24-page insert
ISBN: 978-0-231-16495-5

April, 2013
Cloth, 184 pages, 24-page insert
ISBN: 978-0-231-16494-8

Read Satyajit Ray on Jean-Luc Godard and Michelangelo Antonioni (to view in full screen, click on icon in bottom right-hand corner)

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About the Author

Satyajit Ray (1921–1992) directed thirty-seven films, including feature films, documentaries, and shorts. He was also a fiction writer, publisher, illustrator, graphic designer, and film critic. His other writings on cinema include the best-sellers Our Films Their Films and Speaking of Films. Ray received many major awards for his work, including thirty-two Indian National Film Awards and a Bharat Ratna from the Government of India, and he is the only Indian to have received an Oscar for Lifetime Achievement.

Sandip Ray is the son of Satyajit Ray and runs the children's magazine Sandesh. In 1983, he directed his first film, Phatikchand, which won several national and international awards. Sandip also directed Satyajit Ray presents, a television series based on Satyajit Ray’s short stories.

Shyam Benegal is a prolific Indian director and screenwriter. He was awarded the Padma Shri in 1976, the Padma Bhushan in 1991, and the Dadasaheb Phalke in 2007, the highest award in Indian cinema for lifetime achievement. He is also a seven-time winner of the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Hindi.

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