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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 )

127 editions published between 1958 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 1,461 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
Pather panchali Song of the little road by Bibhūtibhūshaṇa Bandyopādhyāẏa( Visual )

93 editions published between 1952 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Limited public performance rights
Aparājito The unvanquished by Satyajit Ray( Visual )

90 editions published between 1956 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,011 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
The music room by Satyajit Ray( Visual )

48 editions published between 1956 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 824 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 )

48 editions published between 1963 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 699 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 Satyajit Ray( Visual )

30 editions published between 1977 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 574 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 )

31 editions published between 1963 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 530 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?
Ghare-bāire by Satyajit Ray( Visual )

29 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 447 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
Devi by Satyajit Ray( Visual )

55 editions published between 1960 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 396 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 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. Note that the soundtrack is only fair but the English dialogue is audible
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

Agantuk The stranger by Satyajit Ray( Visual )

25 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 283 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
Tina kanyā Three daughters by Satyajit Ray( Visual )

35 editions published between 1961 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'The Postmaster', is a story of the tender bond that develops between Nandalal, a city bred young man who arrives in a small village as a postmaster and Ratan, a pre-adolescent orphan girl, who is his housekeeper/maid. The second story, 'The Lost Jewels', is about a young wife who is obsessed with jewels and constantly nags her husband for more. The tale of the husband and wife is recounted by the village schoolteacher to a hooded man. The third story 'The conclusion' is a romance that traces the slapstick courtship of a somber young scholar and the high-spirited young woman he hopes to tame
Ganaśhatru by Satyajit Ray( Visual )

48 editions published between 1955 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 278 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 Darjeeling Limited original soundtrack by Peter Sarstedt( Recording )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 259 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 )

16 editions published between 1985 and 2006 in English and held by 223 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
Aśani-saṃketa Distant thunder by Satyajit Ray( Visual )

19 editions published between 1973 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 209 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 )

10 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The chess players : and other screenplays by Satyajit Ray( Book )

5 editions published between 1977 and 1989 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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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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Our films, their filmsMahanagar = The big cityDeviThe Apu trilogySatyajit Ray : the inner eyePortrait of a director: Satyajit RayThe cinema of Satyajit Ray : between tradition and modernity