Compilation of long-lost articles of Satyajit Ray out

MUMBAI: Sandip Ray has managed to bring out the second book of original writings by his father Satyajit Ray.

An outcome of an intensive research over many months, the collection of essays by Ray has been published by HarperCollins in association with the Society for the Preservation of Satyajit Ray Films.

The book contains Ray’s articles that lay scattered in dailies, magazines, film bulletins and publications which are now extinct. It is rich with images like film and production stills, rare portraits of Ray and a substantial number of sketches and photographs by the great director.

The book has Ray’s views on filmmakers like Charlie Chaplin, Michelangelo Antonioni, Jean Luc Goddard and Bengal‘s matinee idol Uttam Kumar. This book brings together some of his most cerebral writings on film and even gives the readers a peek into his experiences at film festivals.

This is Ray‘s second book on cinema in English, appearing 35 years after the publication of his first one ‘Our Films Their Films, in 1976.

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