The Cinema of Mrinal Sen
The Cinema of Mrinal Sen
The Cinema of Mrinal Sen

The Cinema of Mrinal Sen: A Quest for the Unresolved

Author/Editor:
Amitava Nag

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Genre : Non-Fiction/Cinema
Binding : Paperback (5.5″ x 8.5″)
Pages : 173 pages
Published : February 2024
ISBN: 978-81-943921-6-3

Edited by: Amitava Nag & Antara Nanda Mondal

Young at heart, rebel in the mind. That is Mrinal Sen for you. Outrageous, angry, unorthodox but always honest in his work.

His films didn’t provide conclusions, rather they probed the viewer to engage in a dialogue.

Silhouette film magazine’s tribute on the master’s centenary captured this timeless essence of his cinema.

Neither anecdotal nor heavy with academic jargons, these diverse twenty critical essays are an absolute starting point in any serious discussion on the cinema of Mrinal Sen.

The authors of The Cinema of Mrinal Sen: A Quest for the Unresolved
In order of their chapters in the book:

  1. Girish Kasaravalli
  2. Amitava Nag
  3. Subha Das Mollick
  4. Someswar Bhowmik
  5. Partha Pratim Ghosh
  6. Anuradha Warrier
  7. John W Hood
  8. Ratnottama Sengupta
  9. Italo Spinelli
  10. Piu Mahapatra
  11. Antara Nanda Mondal
  12. A K Nanda
  13. Shiladitya Sarkar
  14. Shoma A Chatterji
  15. Vidyarthy Chatterjee
  16. Sayantan Mukherjee
  17. Abirbhab Maitra

 

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About the Author

Amitava Nag is an independent film critic based in Kolkata and editor of Silhouette. His most recent books on cinema are Murmurs: Silent Steals with Soumitra Chatterjee, 16 Frames and Smriti Satta o Cinema. His earlier writings include the acclaimed books Satyajit Ray’s Heroes and Heroines and Beyond Apu: 20 Favourite Film Roles of Soumitra Chatterjee. His latest book is The Cinema of Tapan Sinha: An Introduction.

Amitava also writes poetry and short fiction in Bengali and English – observing life in a platter. His poetry collection Forever Meera and translation anthology of Soumitra Chatterjee’s English poems titled Walking Through the Mist were published in 2020. He can be reached at www.amitavanag.net.