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Ray, Satyajit 1921-1992

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Most widely held works by Satyajit Ray
Apur sansar The world of Apu by Satyajit Ray ( Visual )
58 editions published between 1956 and 2008 in 6 languages and held by 810 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
Our films, their films by Satyajit Ray ( Book )
23 editions published between 1976 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 714 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An Indian moviemaker's views on cinematic trends and the film industry; articles and lectures
Aparājito The unvanquished by Bibhutibhusan Banerji ( Visual )
38 editions published between 1956 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 667 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Follows the life of the poor Bengali country boy, Apu and his encounter with the school system in Benares and later with the intellectual life at the university in Calcutta
The music room ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1958 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 521 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
Pather panchali Song of the little road by Satyajit Ray ( Visual )
17 editions published between 1952 and 2011 in Bengali and held by 409 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
Shatranj ke khilari Chess players ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1977 and 2006 in Urdu and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The kingdom of Oudh has a gently decadent Nawab (king), who is busy being a poet, composer, singer, dancer, and choreographer, but not a ruler. Mirza and Mir are old friends, living in the capital city off ancestral wealth and taxes on their lands. As the king is obsessed with his artistic endeavors, the friends are obsessed with shatranj (chess). In 1856, the East India Company sends General Outram, the British Resident of Lucknow, to take over the kingdom, under the charge of misrule. The king dithers, the friends play chess. British troops march into the city; the king surrenders without a fight, and the friends remove to a distant village so they can play in peace
Mahanagar The big city ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in Bengali and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Set in mid-1950s Calcutta and directed by Satyajit Ray, this story follows the personal triumphs and frustrations of Arati, who decides, despite the initial protests of her bank-clerk husband, to take a job to help support their family. With remarkable sensitivity and attention to the details of everyday working-class life, Ray gradually builds a powerful human drama that is at once a hopeful morality tale and a commentary on the identity of the contemporary Indian woman
The Apu trilogy ( Visual )
17 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in Bengali and Hindi and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents the moving saga of Apu and his family in India
Shakespeare Wallah by James Ivory ( Visual )
18 editions published between 1965 and 2009 in English and held by 349 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
Devi ( Visual )
22 editions published between 1960 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Set in India around the 1830s, the story involves the conflict between orthodox and progressive Hindu religions. A young wife in a wealthy Indian household is deified by her father-in-law who has seen her in a dream as the goddess Durga (Kali). The city soon learns of her imposed divinity and she is set up as an idol for worship. She then begins to believe in her immortality and the tension between her duty to the father-in-law's devotion and to her husband's pleas to leave the city soon drive her mad
Charulata by Satyajit Ray ( Visual )
25 editions published between 1964 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Neglected by her ambitious journalist husband, the lonely Charulata (Madhabi Mukherjee) befriends his cousin (Soumitra Chatterjee), an aspiring writer, and almost inevitably their feelings for each other begin to deepen."--Container
Pathera pān̐cālī Song of the little road ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1955 and 2003 in Bengali and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A poor Bengali family survives in a village but wider horizons tempt the father. The protection of family members' reputations, the relationship of the family group to an elderly 'aunt', and first confrontations with death contribute to the early development of the boy Apu. His father's dreams prevail over the objections of his mother so that at the end of the film the family moves to the big city of Benares. Apu's experiences are followed in the second film of the trilogy: Aparajito" and his growth to early manhood in the final film "Apur Sansar."
The unicorn expedition, and other fantastic tales of India by Satyajit Ray ( Book )
1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Pather panchali by Satyajit Ray ( Visual )
44 editions published between 1954 and 2010 in 7 languages and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The first part of Ray's trilogy in which Apu, a young boy lives in a small Bengal village with his parents, his sister and aged aunt on the borderline of poverty
Charulata The lonely wife ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1964 and 2008 in Bengali and English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The wife of a publisher tries to find a way out of her confining domestic situation
The Darjeeling Limited original soundtrack ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The soundtrack to the 2007 motion picture release "The Darjeeling Limited," featuring twenty-two songs by various performers, including "Where Do You Go To," "Bombay Talkie," and "This Time Tomorrow."
The Apu trilogy by Satyajit Ray ( Book )
12 editions published between 1985 and 2006 in English and held by 211 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 home and the world ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in Bengali and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
During the winter of 1907-1908 in Bengal, widespread terrorism is rampant. A beautiful and sheltered woman's love is tested when her husband invites his boyhood friend to stay at their home while organizing a boycott of British goods. Much to her husband's dismay, she not only falls in love with his friend but also joins his quest for political justice
Stories by Satyajit Ray ( Book )
8 editions published in 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The chess players : and other screenplays by Satyajit Ray ( Book )
3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Rai, Sathyajith, 1921-1992
Ray, Satyajit
Ray, Satyajit, 1921-1992
Ray, Satyajit, 1922-
Rāẏa, Satyajit̲, 1921-1992
Rāẏa, Satyajita 1921-1992
R̲ē, Satyajit, 1921-1992
Rej, Satʹjadžit, 1921-1992
Satyajit Ray.
Satyajit Ray, 1921-1992
Satyajit Rāẏa 1921-1992
Satyajit R̲ē, 1921-1992
Satyajita Rāya, 1921-1992
راي، ساتيا جيت، 1921-1992
ساتياجيت راي، 1921-1992
ラエ, ショットジト
レイ, サタジット
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