In the post-Satyajit phase of Indian cinema, Rituparno Ghosh (1961-2013) was a force to reckon with. He enriched Indian cinema, mostly through the Bengali, having won umpteen national and international awards, mesmerizing the urban audience through some of his celebrated works.
South Asia has arguably been the cradle of the visual from times immemorial. Story telling in picture form from fables to epics has a place in the history of the subcontinent. Painting, sculpture, printing, weaving, sketching are practices that the people have used continuously.
Edited by Ashok Vajpeyi. Essays by Yashodhara Dalmia, Roobina Karode, Ashvin E. Rajagopalan, Homi Bhabha, Gayatri Sinha, Ashok Vajpeyi
A full page, at the very beginning, carries an arresting photograph of Sayed Haider Raza. We see a young Raza, somewhere in the early 1950s, sitting with his hands clasped around his raised left knee, apparently photographed in that reflective moment, with a painted canvas on the easel.
The term ‘biography’ can mislead at times. A person can be written about in so many different ways—popular forms include scholarly studies, trade bios and dictated memoirs—and ‘biography’ encompasses them all.
The book under review is a treat for scholars and students of Indian ‘cinematology’ embedded in social science. The landscape, timeframe and theoretical debates around Hindi cinema have been deliberated in an extensive way. The idea of ‘Social Language’, its construction and meaning in reference to the Dalit have been explored.
In her latest book, Chickpeas to Cook and Other Stories, critically acclaimed Singapore-based Indian writer Nilanjana Sengupta takes us beyond the traditional images of Singapore as a vibrant metropolis and wealthy financial hub to a more sensitive, compassionate and humane domain
Adaptations of Shakespeare, particularly of the transcultural kind, are currently in vogue in academia; the global spread of Shakespeare through diverse media is gradually being recognized and given critical attention: for example, the latest British Shakespeare Association’s conference at Liverpool