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Ray, Satyajit 1921-1992

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

100 editions published between 1952 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 1,015 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The song of the little road tells the story of how a master's body of work came so close to disintegration, and why Ray's films move audiences so deeply across time and cultural boundaries
Aparājito = The unvanquished by Satyajit Ray( Visual )

87 editions published between 1956 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 966 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
Apur sansar = The world of Apu by Satyajit Ray( Visual )

81 editions published between 1958 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 947 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Third film in Satyajit Ray's trilogy. 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
The music room by Satyajit Ray( Visual )

51 editions published between 1956 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 828 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With The Music Room (Jalsaghar), Satyajit Ray brilliantly evokes the crumbling opulence of the world of a fallen aristocrat (the beloved actor Chhabi Biswas) desperately clinging to a fading 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 is a defining work by the great Bengali filmmaker"--Container
Our films, their films by Satyajit Ray( Book )

31 editions published between 1976 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 765 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An Indian moviemaker's views on cinematic trends and the film industry; articles and lectures
Charulata by Satyajit Ray( Visual )

49 editions published between 1963 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 702 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
Shatranj ke khilari Chess players by Adriaen van der Werff( Visual )

36 editions published between 1977 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 578 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 by Satyajit Ray( Visual )

34 editions published between 1963 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Calcutta in the early 1960's. Bhambal supports his wife Arati, his parents, and two children. Money is tight, so Arati goes to work. She's successful and enjoys it, but this untraditional step throws the household into chaos: her in-laws initiate a "cold war" of silence and approbation. When Bhambal loses his job, her working is essential; he loses self respect, and the gulf between them widens. Arati questions whether to keep her daughter in school. At work, her friendship with Edith, a Euro-Indian who smokes, swears, and uses lipstick, brings Arati close to impertinence with her genial boss. Her job is imperiled, she acts impulsively, and who will understand her actions?
The Apu trilogy by Satyajit Ray( Visual )

20 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two decades after its original negatives were burned in a fire, Satyajit Ray's breathtaking milestone of world cinema rises from the ashes in a meticulously reconstructed new restoration of a family saga. Pather Panchali (Song of the Little Road) follows a poor Bengali family living in a village. The boy Apu's development grows as he witnesses the protection of family members' reputations, the relationship of the family group to an elderly 'aunt', and the first confrontations with death. 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. Aparajito (The Unvanquished) follows Apu and his encounter with the school system in Benares, and later with the intellectual life at university in Calcutta. Apur Sansar (The World of Apu) shows Apu drawn into marriage out of regard for friendship and for Hindu custom, but ending in his realization of his deep love for his wife. They experience happiness together for one year, until she dies in childbirth and he is left desolate, the stricken father of an unwanted child
The stranger by Satyajit Ray( Visual )

31 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A wise and witty world traveler returns to Calcutta after 35 years to visit his niece, who had only briefly known him as a child. She accepts the stranger's story, but her suspicious husband believes the long-lost uncle is an imposter who has come to claim an inheritance
Devi by Satyajit Ray( Visual )

46 editions published between 1960 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Goddess (originally titled 'Devi'), Doyamoyee is left alone with her husband's ageing father-in-law, a devoted follower of the goddess Kali. One evening, the aging widower she cares for has a dream that she is an avatar of Kali, and must be worshipped. Word spreads, and others come to believe that she is an incarnation of the deity. Hearing this alarming news, her husband, Umprasad, returns only to find Doyamoyee herself beginning to believe that she is an avatar; a belief which soon turns to tragedy
Shakespeare Wallah by James Ivory( Visual )

18 editions published between 1965 and 2009 in English and held by 348 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. Note that the soundtrack is only fair but the English dialogue is audible
Pathera pān̐cālī( Visual )

10 editions published between 1955 and 2016 in Bengali and English and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of a poor Brahmin family's struggle to survive in a village in Bengal. The film looks at tragedy through the eyes of young Anu
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 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The home and the world by Satyajit Ray( Visual )

23 editions published between 1984 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 281 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: http://www.criterion.com/current/posts/3015-eclipse-series-40-late-ray
Ganaśhatru by Satyajit Ray( Visual )

41 editions published between 1955 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 275 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
Ghare-bāire( Visual )

13 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in Bengali and held by 261 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
The Darjeeling Limited original soundtrack by Peter Sarstedt( Recording )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 229 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."
Stories by Satyajit Ray( Book )

17 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

26 editions published between 1973 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 221 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)
 
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Rai, Sathyajith 1921-1992

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, 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 filmmaker

Satyajit Ray Indiano nga agar-aramid ti pelikula

Satyajit Ray indický režisér

Satyajit Ray indischer Filmregisseur

Satyajit Ray réalisateur, écrivain et compositeur indien bengali

Satyajit Ray regista indiano

Satyajit Rē

Satyajit R̲ē 1921-1992

Satyajita Rāya

Satyajita Rāẏa 1921-1992

Σατιατζίτ Ράι

Σατιατζίτ Ράι Ινδός σκηνοθέτης

Рай, Сатьяджит

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

রায় সত্যজিত 1921-1992

রায়, সত্যজিৎ

সত্যজিত রায়

সত্যজিত রায় 1921-1992

সত্যজিৎ রায় বাঙালি চলচ্চিত্র পরিচালক

সত্যজিৎ ৰায়

ਸੱਤਿਆਜੀਤ ਰਾਏ

સત્યજીત રે

ସତ୍ୟଜିତ ରାୟ

சத்யஜித் ராய்

సత్యజిత్ రే

ಸತ್ಯಜಿತ್ ರೇ

സത്യജിത് റേ

සත්‍යජිත් රායි

สัตยาจิต เรย์

სატიაჯიტ რაი

레이, 사티야지트 1921-1992

사티야지트 레이

サタジット・レイ

ラエ, ショットジト

レイ, サタジット

薩耶哲雷

萨蒂亚吉特·雷伊

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Mahanagar = The big cityDeviSatyajit Ray : the inner eyePortrait of a director: Satyajit RayThe cinema of Satyajit Ray : between tradition and modernitySatyajit Ray : in search of the modernSatyajit Ray : a study of his films