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Phalke, Dhundiraj Govind 1870-1944

Works: 20 works in 29 publications in 5 languages and 125 library holdings
Genres: History  Drama 
Classifications: PN1993.5.I8, 791.4372
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posthumous Publications by Dhundiraj Govind Phalke, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by Dhundiraj Govind Phalke
Indomania : le cinéma indien des origines à nos jours ( Book )
2 editions published in 1995 in French and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Raja Harishchandra ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1913 and 2007 in Hindi and English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The film revolves around the noble and righteous king, Harishchandra, who first sacrifices his kingdom, followed by his wife and eventually his children to honour his promise to the sage Vishwamitra. Though, in the end, pleased by his high morals, the Gods are pleased and restore his former glory, and further bestow him with divine blessings"--
Silent titles, 1911-1919 His phantom sweet heart, Birth of Krishna ( Visual )
in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
His phantom sweetheart: An excaped lunatic threatens the romance of his wife and her new suitor. Birth of Krishna: This film begins with the invocation of 'almighty god' at a river where several people are gathered.The child god Krishna rises out of the water astride the demon snake Kaliya
[Bhakta Pralhad--excerpts] ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1926 in Hindi and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
An Indian king is incensed at a young prince who is supposedly endowed with divine power and who incessantly chants "Hari, Hari." He orders his guards to have him crushed by an elephant. Just as the animal is about to pulverize the prince, it bows down before him. A group of men approach the king in his garden and declare that the prince is imbued with supernatural powers. The king is enraged and decrees that he should be dumped into boiling oil. Even after being dropped into the oil, the prince continues to chant. A woman intervenes on his behalf, but the king commands her to serve poison to the prince
Kaliya mardan : an intresting episode from the child-life of Shree Krishna = Kāliyā mardana : "bāla-kr̥ṣṅa-nīlā" ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The film narrates episodes from the leela or divine pay of the child Krishna. It begins with a marvelous prologue in which the child actress enacting Krishna is shown in her everyday clothes and dissolved into the role she is playing. The narrative of Krishna's childhood is then unfolded revealing his divine self. At the end the great underwater sequence shows Krishna subjugating the demon snake Kaliya followed by the ritual of aarti and celebration
Raja Harishchandra = Rājā Hariścandra : paurāṇika kathānaka ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2012 and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Based on the popular Mahabharat legend, it is about King Harishchandra's devotion to truth for which he is prepared to sacrifice his kingdom. Sent info exile by the sage Vishwamitra for profaning his fire sacrifice, he is separated from his dutiful wife Taramati and son Rahidas. Finally reduced to becoming a attendant at a cremation ground he is charged with the task of executing Taramati. But Lord Shiva, move by his steadfastness and honesty, brings the morality play to a happy conclusion
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Alternative Names
Phāḷake, Dādāsāheba, 1870-1944
Phalke, D. G. 1870-1944
Phalke, D. G. (Dhundiraj Govind), 1870-1944
Phalke, Dadasaheb, 1870-1944
Phalke, Dhundiraj G. 1870-1944
Phalke, Dundhiraj Govind, 1870-1944
Marathi (12)
English (9)
French (2)
Kannada (2)
Hindi (2)