Rituparno Ghosh: Cinema, gender and art

1st Edition

Sangeeta Datta, Kaustav Bakshi, Rohit K. Dasgupta

Routledge India
Published December 8, 2017
Reference - 284 Pages - 29 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780815395522 - CAT# K344216
Series: South Asian History and Culture

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Summary

An iconic filmmaker and inheritor of the legendary Satyajit Ray’s legacy, Rituparno Ghosh was one of the finest auteurs to emerge out of contemporary Bengal. His films, though rooted firmly in middle-class values, desires and aspirations, are highly critical of hetero-patriarchal power structures. From the very outset, Ghosh displayed a strong feminist sensibility which later evolved into radical queer politics.

This volume analyses his films, his craft, his stardom and his contribution to sexual identity politics. In this first scholarly study undertaken on Rituparno Ghosh, the essays discuss the cultural import of his work within the dynamics of a rapidly evolving film industry in Bengal and more largely the cinematic landscape of India. The anthology also contains a conversation section (interviews with the filmmaker and with industry cast and crew) drawing a critical and personal portrait of this remarkable filmmaker.

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