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Ray, Satyajit 1921-1992

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

119 editions published between 1952 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 1,177 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 )

102 editions published between 1956 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 959 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 )

52 editions published between 1900 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 773 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An Indian moviemaker's views on cinematic trends and the film industry; articles and lectures
Shatranj ke khilari = Chess players by Satyajit Ray( Visual )

57 editions published between 1977 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 634 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 )

41 editions published between 1984 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 610 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 )

8 editions published in 2011 in Bengali and held by 513 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
Charulata( Visual )

8 editions published between 1964 and 2013 in Bengali and held by 390 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
Devi by Satyajit Ray( Visual )

51 editions published between 1960 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 387 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
Āgantūka = the Stranger by Satyajit Ray( Visual )

36 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 384 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
Shakespeare Wallah by James Ivory( Visual )

22 editions published between 1965 and 2018 in English and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The real-life adventures of a traveling theater group in India during the final days of English colonial rule. They try to uphold British tradition by staging Shakespearean plays but can't compete with the wildly popular Bollywood film industry
Mahanagar = The big city( Visual )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in Bengali and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The coward: An aspiring screenwriter encounters a former lover, now married, when his car breaks down near her home
Apur sansar = The world of Apu by Satyajit Ray( Visual )

49 editions published between 1958 and 2005 in 5 languages and held by 344 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
Pathera pān̐cālī( Visual )

12 editions published between 1955 and 2016 in Bengali and English and held by 314 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
Jalsaghar = The music room by Satyajit Ray( Visual )

42 editions published between 1958 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A declining nobleman sits in his once-great house, now decaying, reminiscing on his past life and music gatherings 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 due to an accident
Charulata = The lonely wife by Satyajit Ray( Visual )

56 editions published between 1964 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The wife of a publisher tries to find a way out of her confining domestic situation
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

Apur sansar = The world of Apu( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in Bengali and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Third part of the Apu Trilogy. A drama of a young man who is drawn into marriage out of regard for friendship and for a Hindu custom. It shows his quick realization of love for her and their blessful happiness together for one year, until she dies in childbirth and he is left desolate, the stricken father of an unwanted child
The Apu trilogy by Satyajit Ray( Visual )

2 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in Bengali and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aparajito: 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
Stories by Satyajit Ray( Book )

21 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

29 editions published between 1973 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 232 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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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
DeviSatyajit Ray : the inner eye : the biography of a master film-makerThe Apu trilogy : Satyajit Ray and the making of an epicSudden genius? : the gradual path to creative breakthroughsPortrait of a director: Satyajit RayThe cinema of Satyajit Ray : between tradition and modernitySatyajit Ray : the inner eye
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

Рей Сатьяджит

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

සත්‍යජිත් රායි

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