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Ray, Satyajit 1921-1992

Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Satyajit Ray
Pather panchali = Song of the little road by Satyajit Ray( Visual )

144 editions published between 1952 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 1,489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of a rural family cursed with bad luck. Father Hari is a dreamer and poet, while his hard-working wife struggles to feed the family. But Durga, a free-spirited and petty thief, brings tragedy to the family in a moment's carelessness
Aparājito = The unvanquished by Satyajit Ray( Visual )

122 editions published between 1956 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 1,012 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"After living awhile in Benares, 10 year old Apu and his mother move in with her uncle in a small Bengali village. Apu enters a local school, where he does well. By the time he graduates, he has a scholarship to study at a college in Calcutta. So off he goes. His mother is torn by his leaving, and by his growing independence. She loves her son very much and wants him to succeed, but she does not want to be left alone." IMDB
Our films, their films by Satyajit Ray( Book )

49 editions published between 1976 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 770 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An Indian moviemaker's views on cinematic trends and the film industry; articles and lectures
Apur sansar = The world of Apu by Satyajit Ray( Visual )

95 editions published between 1958 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 764 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells of Apu, a struggling writer who, visiting the wedding of a friend's sister, finds himself the bridegroom when the husband-to-be is discovered to be insane. Apu's wife soon dies in childbirth and the shattered Apu, refusing to see his son, leaves to wander alone through the country. Several years later Apu's friend hunts him down and convinces him to return to his son
Shatranj ke khilari = Chess players by Satyajit Ray( Visual )

62 editions published between 1977 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 638 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ray brings an extra dimension to the merging of fact with fiction in the historical genre of the Indian cinema. While the East India Co. completes a bloodless takeover of an independent Indian state in 1856, two nawabs obsessively play chess. The dividing line between the personal and the political progressively narrows
The Home and the World by Satyajit Ray( Visual )

36 editions published between 1984 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Both a romantic-triangle tale and a philosophical take on violence in times of revolution, The Home and the World, set in early twentieth-century Bengal, concerns an aristocratic but progressive man who, in insisting on broadening his more traditional wife's political horizons, drives her into the arms of his radical school chum. Satyajit Ray had wanted to adapt Rabindranath Tagore's classic novel to the screen for decades. When he finally did in 1984, he fashioned a personal, exquisite film that stands as a testament to his lifelong love for the great writer. Additional Reading:
The music room by Sachindranath Biswas( Visual )

7 editions published in 2011 in Bengali and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evokes the crumbling opulence of the world of a fallen aristocrat desperately clinging to his way of life. His greatest joy is the music room in which he has hosted lavish concerts over the years, now a shadow of its former vivid self. An incandescent depiction of the clash between tradition and modernity, and a showcase for some of India's most popular musicians of the day
The Music Room by Satyajit Ray( Visual )

51 editions published between 1958 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A declining nobleman sits in his once-great house, now decaying and reminisces on his past life and his great parties as well as the loss of his son and wife. His inability to adapt to and cope with changing times has made him into a recluse. He gives one last party, tosses away all his money and dies in a fall from a horse
Āgantūka = the Stranger by Satyajit Ray( Visual )

43 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anila, wife of Sudhindra Bose, receives a letter purported to be from her maternal uncle who had left home 35 years ago, and was apparently coming backhome from abord [sic] for the first time
Devi by Satyajit Ray( Visual )

51 editions published between 1960 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A young woman is deemed a goddess when her father-in-law, a rich feudal land-lord, has a dream envisioning her as an avatar of Kali". --IMDB
Shakespeare Wallah by James Ivory( Visual )

25 editions published between 1965 and 2018 in English and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A troupe of English and Indian Shakespearean actors tour India giving performances whenever they can secure engagements. A young Indian, Sanju, forms a relationship with Lizzie, the daughter of the English founders of the troupe. That the actors in the film are real Shakespearean actors from a real troupe adds a touch of irony to the tragi-comic nostalgia for crumbling Imperial culture. Ivory, in his second film, has clearly been influenced by Satyajit Ray who composed the music. DVD
Charulata( Visual )

3 editions published in 2013 in Bengali and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in late 19th-century, pre-independence India, this film is about a woman's artistic and romantic yearning. It is about the lonely wife of a workaholic newspaper editor, Charulata, whose beautiful face masks a burning creativity. When her husband's poet cousin comes to stay with them, Charulata finds herself both inspired by him creatively and dangerously drawn to him physically. A delicate tale of a marriage in jeopardy and a woman taking the first steps toward establishing her own voice
Charulata = The lonely wife by Satyajit Ray( Visual )

64 editions published between 1964 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The artistic wife of a workaholic finds herself drawn creatively and physically to her husband's poet cousin who has come to live with them
Mahanagar = The big city( Visual )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in Bengali and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The coward: An aspiring screenwriter encounters a former lover, now married, when his car breaks down near her home
Ganaśhatru by Satyajit Ray( Visual )

42 editions published between 1955 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Satyajit Ray's absorbing contemporary adaptation of a play by Henrik Ibsen, a good-hearted doctor discovers that the serious illness befalling the citizens of his small Bengali town may be due to a contamination of the holy water at the local temple. His findings are met not with public gratitude but with rancor, as well as opposition from local authorities, who are afraid the news will keep visitors away. Stately in style but with a fiery debate at its heart, An Enemy of the People gets at the tension between religion and science in everyday Indian life
The unicorn expedition, and other fantastic tales of India by Satyajit Ray( Book )

3 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aśani-saṃketa = Distant thunder by Satyajit Ray( Visual )

28 editions published between 1973 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The focal characters of Ray's film, set in a Bengali village in 1943, are Ganga, a young and somewhat pompous Brahmin, and his wife Ananga. Having just settled in the village, Ganga is comically self-conscious of his roles as priest, teacher, doctor, and wise man conferred upon him by caste. When Ananga asks him if he really can ward off a cholera outbreak through spells for which neighboring hamlets will pay handsomely, he replies that in addition to spells, he will also pass on the practical information from his hygiene encylopedia. Village tranquility is ruptured, however, as the reverberations of World War II intrude. As the war-induced rice shortage becomes acute, life-long trusts are betrayed and civil order disintegrates. The scramble to survive humiliates some of Ray's characters but enobles others, including Ganga who undergoes a radical and moving political conversion. The village becomes a microcosm for the wider sufferings of India, giving weight to the statistic given at the end that over 5 million people died at the time. (Does not circulate)
Stories by Satyajit Ray( Book )

22 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Apu trilogy by Satyajit Ray( Book )

22 editions published between 1985 and 2006 in English and Bengali and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the 1950s, Satyajit Ray caught the attention of film enthusiasts all over the world with the Apu Trilogy. This work presents the scripts of these films in their entirety along with extensive interviews with Ray himself
The Apu Trilogy by Satyajit Ray( Visual )

20 editions published between 1985 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the moving saga of Apu and his family in India. DVD
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Apur sansar = The world of ApuDeviThe Apu trilogyCinema, emergence, and the films of Satyajit RayThe Apu trilogy : Satyajit Ray and the making of an epicSudden genius? : the gradual path to creative breakthroughsPortrait of a director: Satyajit Ray
Alternative Names
Rai, Sathyajith 1921-1992

Ray S.

Ray S. 1921-1992

Ray, Satyajit

Ray, Satyajit 1921-1992

Ray, Satyajit 1922-

Rāẙa, Satyajit̲

Rāẏa, Satyajiṯ 1921-1992

Rāẏa, Satẏajit̲a

Rāẏa, Satyajita 1921-1992

R̲ē, Satyajit

Ṟē, Satyajit 1921-1992

Rej, Sat'âdžit

Rej, Satʹjadžit 1921-1992

Rey Satyajit

Satjadžit Raj

Satjadžitas Rėjus

Satjadžits Rejs

Satyacit Ray

Satyajit Ray.

Satyajit Ray 1921-1992

Satyajit Ray cineasta indio

Satyajit Ray director de cine indio

Satyajit Ray Film maker, writer

Satyajit Ray Indiaas filmregisseur (1921-1992)

Satyajit Ray Indian author, poet, composer, lyricist, filmmaker

Satyajit Ray Indian filmmaker

Satyajit Ray Indiano nga agar-aramid ti pelikula

Satyajit Ray indický režisér

Satyajit Ray indischer Filmregisseur

Satyajit Ray Pembuat film India

Satyajit Ray réalisateur, écrivain et compositeur indien bengali

Satyajit Ray regista indiano

Satyajit Rē

Satyajit R̲ē 1921-1992

Satyajita Rāẏa

Satyajita Rāẏa 1921-1992

Σατιατζίτ Ράι Ινδός σκηνοθέτης

Рай, Сатьяджит

Рей С

Рей, С 1921-1992

Сат’яджыт Рай

Сатьяджит Рай

Сатьяджит Рай бенгальський індійський режисер кіно

Сатьяджит Рай индийский кинорежиссёр

Сатьяджит Рей

Сатяджит Рей

Сатјађит Рај

Сацьяджыт Рэй

Սաթյաջիտ Ռայ

סאטיאדזשיט ריי

סטיאג'יט ריי

راي، ساتيا جيت، 1921-1992

ساتياجيت راى

ساتياجيت راي

ساتياجيت راي، 1921-1992

ساتیاجیت رای تهیه‌کننده، فیلمنامه‌نویس، آهنگساز، نویسنده، و کارگردان هندی

ساتیاجیت ڕای

ستیہ جیت رائے

ستیہ جیت راۓ

राय, सत्यजित

राय सत्यजित 1921-1992

सत्यजित रे

सत्यजित राय

सत्यजित राय 1921-1992

सत्यजित राय भारतीय लेखक, कवि, संगीतकार, गीतकार, फिल्म निर्माता

রায় সত্যজিত 1921-1992

রায়, সত্যজিৎ

সত্যজিত রায়

সত্যজিত রায় 1921-1992

সত্যজিৎ রায়

সত্যজিৎ রায় ভারতীয় লেখক, কবি, সুরকার, গীতিকার, চলচ্চিত্র নির্মাতা

সত্যজিৎ ৰায়

ਸੱਤਿਆਜੀਤ ਰਾਏ

સત્યજીત રે

ସତ୍ୟଜିତ ରାୟ

ସତ୍ୟଜିତ ରାୟ ଭାରତୀୟ ସଂଗୀତକାର, କବି, ଲେଖକ, ସ୍ୱର ସଂଯୋଜକ ଓ ଫିଲିମ ନିର୍ମାତା

சத்யஜித் ராய்

சத்யஜித் ராய் இந்திய எழுத்தாளர், பாடலாசிரியர், இணையமைப்பாளர், திரைப்பட இயக்குநர்

సత్యజిత్ రే

సత్యజిత్ రే భారతియా రచయిత

ಸತ್ಯಜಿತ್ ರೇ

ಸತ್ಯಜಿತ್ ರೇ ಭಾರತದ ಚಿತ್ರ ನಿರ್ದೇಶಕ

സത്യജിത് റേ

സത്യജിത് റേ ഇരുപതാം നൂറ്റാണ്ടിലെ ഏറ്റവും മികച്ച ചലച്ചിത്രസംവിധായകരിൽ ഒരാളായാണ് സത്യജിത്ത് റേ

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สัตยาจิต เรย์

ဆက်ရာဂျစ် ရေး

სატიაჯიტ რაი

레이, 사티야지트 1921-1992

사티야지트 레이

ᱥᱚᱛᱭᱚᱡᱤᱛ ᱨᱟᱭ


ラエ, ショットジト

レイ, サタジット