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Childhood Days Who was Satyajit Ray, writer, director, music composer and artist Where did he make his beginnings Who were the people he grew up with In this charming collection of stories from Ray s childhood and film making days, we get a glimpse into the life of a man who appeared serious and aloof to the world, and find a different, accessible Ray humorous, tender, affectionate He tells us about his first taste of an ice cream, his initial understandings of the principles of photography, and the teasing he had to endure in school because of his famous father and grandfather With unassuming grace he writes about his vast, talented family, where each member had his or her special quirks and eccentricities In this volume, Ray also shares some of his experiences while shooting Pather Panchali his epic debut, and subsequent films, particularly for children He describes how an entire field of kaash flowers was eaten up by cows before he could shoot his famous scene with the train in Pather Panchali and how a circus tiger let loose in a bamboo grove chased away a group of curious onlookers in the blink of an eye Frank and funny, these stories written originally for the Bengali children s magazine Sandesh, are an essential read for all Ray enthusiasts as well as those who want to know Ray, the writer and film maker, betterTranslated from the Bengali by Bijoya Ray , , D D ,

  • Hardcover
  • 173 pages
  • Childhood Days
  • Satyajit Ray
  • English
  • 28 June 2019
  • 0140250794

About the Author: Satyajit Ray

Satyajit Ray Bengali was an Indian filmmaker and author of Bengali fiction and regarded as one of the greatest auteurs of world cinema Ray was born in the city of Calcutta into a Bengali family prominent in the world of arts and literature Starting his career as a commercial artist, Ray was drawn into independent filmmaking after meeting French filmmaker Jean Renoir and watching Vittorio De Sica s Italian neorealist 1948 film, Bicycle Thieves.Ray directed 36 films, including feature films, documentaries and shorts He was also a fiction writer, publisher, illustrator, calligrapher, graphic designer and film critic He authored several short stories and novels, primarily aimed at children and adolescents.Ray s first film, Pather Panchali 1955 , won eleven international prizes, including Best Human Documentary at the Cannes Film Festival This film, Aparajito 1956 and Apur Sansar 1959 form The Apu Trilogy Ray did the scripting, casting, scoring, and editing, and designed his own credit titles and publicity material Ray received many major awards in his career, including 32 Indian National Film Awards, a number of awards at international film festivals and award ceremonies, and an Academy Award in 1992 The Government of India honoured him with the Bharat Ratna in 1992.Early Life and Background Ray s grandfather, Upendrakishore Ray Chowdhury was a writer, illustrator, philosopher, publisher, amateur astronomer and a leader of the Brahmo Samaj, a religious and social movement in nineteenth century Bengal Sukumar Ray, Upendrakishore s son and father of Satyajit, was a pioneering Bengali author and poet of nonsense rhyme and children s literature, an illustrator and a critic Ray was born to Sukumar and Suprabha Ray in Calcutta.Ray completed his B.A Hons in Economics at Presidency College of the University of Calcutta, though his interest was always in Fine Arts In 1940, he went to study in Santiniketan where Ray came to appreciate Oriental Art In 1949, Ray married Bijoya Das and the couple had a son, Sandip ray, who is now a famous film director.Literary Works Ray created two of the most famous fictional characters ever in Bengali children s literature Feluda, a sleuth in Holmesian tradition, and Professor Shonku, a genius scientist Ray also wrote many short stories mostly centered on Macabre, Thriller and Paranormal which were published as collections of 12 stories Ray wrote an autobiography about his childhood years, Jakhan Choto Chilam 1982 He also wrote essays on film, published as the collections Our Films, Their Films 1976 , Bishoy Chalachchitra 1976 , and Ekei Bole Shooting 1979 Awards, Honors and Recognitions Ray received many awards, including 32 National Film Awards by the Government of India At the Moscow Film Festival in 1979, he was awarded for the contribution to cinema At the Berlin Film Festival, he was one of only three to win the Silver Bear for Best Directorthan once and holds the record for the most Golden Bear nominations, with seven At the Venice Film Festival, he won a Golden Lion for Aparajito 1956 , and awarded the Golden Lion Honorary Award in 1982 In 1992 he was posthumously awarded the Akira Kurosawa Award for Lifetime Achievement in Directing at the San Francisco International Film Festival.


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