Books on Ray

As in his life so after his passing, Satyajit Ray continues to inspire people at home and abroad to write on him and his art. A large number of books in English and various other languages have come out in India and abroad, showing how scholars arrive at newer interpretations while examining the works of the multifaceted genius that Ray was.



Here is a selection of books on Ray —


Marie Seton, Portrait of a Director: Satyajit Ray, Dennis Dobson Books, London, 1971. Republished in India by Vikas, New Delhi, 1976. Revised edition published with Foreword by Sandip Ray by Penguin Books India in 2003.


Robin Wood, The Apu Trilogy, Praeger, London, 1971


Andrew Robinson, Satyajit Ray: The Inner Eye, Andre Deutsch, London, 1989. Republished in India by Rupa in 1990


Ben Nyce, Satyajit Ray: A Study of His Films, Praeger, New York, 1988


Chidananda Dasgupta, The Cinema of Satyajit Ray, Vikas, New Delhi, 1980. Reprinted 1992


Shyam Benegal, Satyajit Ray, Script of the film reconstructed by Aloknanda Dutta and Samik Bandyopadhyay, with additional notes from interviews recorded from the film but not used. Seagull Books, Calcutta, 1988


Darius Cooper, The Cinema of Satyajit Ray: Between Tradition and Modernity, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2000


Firoze Rangoonwala, Satyajit Ray's Art, Clarion Books, New Delhi, 1980. Reprinted in 1990


Nemai Ghosh: Satyajit Ray at 70, Photographs with Foreword by Henri Cartier Bresson. Eiffel Editions, Brussels, 1991. Republished in India by Orient Longman, Calcutta, 1993


Suranjan Ganguly, Satyajit Ray: In Search of the Modern, The Scarecrow Press, Lenham, 2000.


Bidyut Sarkar, The World of Satyajit RayUBS, New Delhi, 1992


Tarapada Benerjee, Satyajit Ray - A Portrait in Black and White,Photographs with Foreword by Raghubir Singh. The volume contains the text of the Amal Bhattacharya Memorial Lecture by Ray. Penguin Books India, New Delhi, 1993


Surabhi Banerjee, Satyajit Ray: Beyond the Frame, Allied Publishers, Calcutta, 1996


Santi Das, Satyajit Ray: An Intimate Master, Allied Publishers, Calcutta, 1998

Hirak Sen, Ray A Glimpse, Photographs with Foreword by Sandip Ray, Lotus Print, Calcutta, 2001

Nemai Ghosh and Andrew Robinson, A Vision of Cinema, Photographs, Edited with a Text and Captions by Andrew Robinson, I.B. Tauris & Co., London, 2005


Parimal Ray, Visions of Ray, Presentation of Posters and Other Film Graphics of Satyajit Ray and Sandip Ray, Pratikshan, Calcutta, in association with Sahara India Pariwar, 2005


Apu and After: Revisiting Ray's Cinema, Seagull, Oxford, UK


Henri Micciollo, Satyajit Ray, Editions L'Age d' Homme, Lausanne, 1981


Satyajit Ray Interviews, Edited by Bert Curdullo, University Press of Mississipi, USA, 2007


Andrew Robinson, The Apu Trilogy, IB Tauris & Co. Ltd, London, 2011

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