Satyajit Ray is widely acknowledged to be one of the masters of world cinema. This anthology of critical essays presents a reassessment of his entire oeuvre. The essays range from a close reading of individual films to broader analyses of Ray's thematic and stylistic concerns. The essays assess Ray's preoccupations with realism, the development of cinematic modernism in his films, the cultural and ideological context of his work, representational and narrative strategies, and his sense of artistic practice.
Moinak Biswas teaches film studies at Jadavpur University and has been widely published in both English and Bengali on contemporary Indian cinema.