Satyajit Ray Miscellany: On Life, Cinema, People & Much More


Satyajit Ray, edited by Sandip Ray


Paperback 9780143448990



More than seventy of the rarest essays on filmmaking, screenplay writing, autobiographical pieces and rare photographs and manuscripts of Ray



Satyajit Ray (1921-1992), one of the doyens of world cinema, gave a unique aesthetic expression to Indian cinema, music, art and literature. His writings, especially, autobiographical works, thoughts on filmmaking, screenplay writing and eminent personalities from art, literature and music, among others, are considered treasure troves, which largely remained unseen and therefore less known till date.


Satyajit Ray Miscellany, the second book in The Penguin Ray Library series, brings to light some of the rarest essays and illustrations of Ray that opens a window to the myriad thought-process of this creative genius. With more than seventy gripping write-ups and rare photographs and manuscripts, this book is a collector’s item.




‘Ray is a most singular symbol of what is best and most revered in Indian cinema’ – Adoor Gopalakrishnan


‘Satyajit Ray, I salute you. The greatest of our poets of the cinema’ – Ben Kingsley


‘I must admit I get rather restive when people write saying that my first published story was my best. Perhaps Satyajit feels the same about his own firstborn. But surely Pather Panchali is one of the most heartbreakingly beautiful films ever made. There are scenes which I need never view again because they are burnt upon my memory’ – Arthur C. Clarke

Additional Information

Satyajit Ray, edited by Sandip Ray
Co-edited by Riddhi Goswami
With additional editorial inputs by Debasis Mukhopadhyay

Published by

Penguin India





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