By Shoma Chatterji

ISBN-10: 9351365026

ISBN-13: 9789351365020

Cinematic conventions are typically embedded within the patriarchal. The controlling glance is often male, with girls subjected to the gaze - voyeuristic, investigative, trying to find titillation. but, Satyajit Ray s cinema strove to lead away from this. None of Ray s girls protagonists - such a lot memorably in his variations of Tagore s tales yet actual of alternative motion pictures too - will be lowered to a cliché. They defy each conceivable stereotyping.

Woman on the Window makes an attempt a totally new approach of Ray s movies quite often, and his diversifications of Tagore particularly, via an exam of gadgets which are the familiars of his girl protagonists. A lorgnette in Charulata, a field of jewels in Monihara, a bag of gold cash in Ghare Baire, a squirrel in Samapti, and within the non-Tagore tales, a stick of lipstick in Mahanagar, a hairpin on a rumpled pillow in Apur Sansar. What do those daily items subtly recommend concerning the features in their vendors and clients? What position do they play within the lives of the characters? Do they provide a brand new size or point of view within the learn of Ray s cinema?

Award-winning writer Shoma Chatterji bargains a wholly new knowing of the variations and synergy among Tagore s unique tales and Ray s celluloid readings of them, as additionally interesting fabric for somebody drawn to cinema or gender.

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