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Author Ganguly, Keya.

Title Cinema, emergence, and the films of Satyajit Ray [electronic resource] / Keya Ganguly.

Imprint Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2010.

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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 258 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-251) and index.
Contents Introduction : the light of the new moon -- Catastrophe and utopia : Ghare Baire, or the household goddess -- The (un)moving image : visuality and the modern in Charulata -- Devi : documenting the decadent, incarnating the modern -- The music room revisited : Jalsaghar, attraction, perception -- Take two : Mahanagar and cinematic imperfection -- Cinema and universality : Apur Sansar -- Conclusion : lateness and cinema.
Summary 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 l.
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Subject Ray, Satyajit, 1921-1992 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Ray, Satyajit, 1921-1992.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Other Form: Print version: Ganguly, Keya. Cinema, emergence, and the films of Satyajit Ray. Berkeley : University of California Press, 2010 9780520262164 (DLC) 2009052479 (OCoLC)449860745
ISBN 9780520946040 (electronic bk.)
0520946049 (electronic bk.)
9780520262164 (cloth : alk. paper)
0520262166 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780520262171 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0520262174 (pbk. : alk. paper)
Standard No. 9786612697739