Bibliography of Satyajit Ray

Besides Books by Satyajit Ray, we present here the books, special issues of magazines, special brochures on Satyajit Ray, etc. We also include some other books with significant content related to Satyajit and his work.

Clearly, this list is under construction and is rather incomplete. We strongly encourage visitors to contribute materials that fall within the scope of this page. Right now we have a single list with books in English first, followed by those in Bengali.

Satyajit Ray ("Benegal on Ray" -- A Film by Shyam Benegal)
Script reconstructed by Alaknanda Datta and Samik Bandyopadhyay
Cover Design: Ashit Paul
Pub.: 1988; Seagull Books; Kolkata; Pp. 114

ISBN: 81 7046 021 2

Notes: "Conceived around Shyam Benegal's two-hour-long film on Satyajit Ray, this volume brings together the script of the film, selections from Benegal's extensive interviews with Ray, and a rare selection of visual material documenting Ray as designer, illustrator, film director and scriptwriter."

Satyajit Ray - The Inner Eye
Andrew Robinson
Cover Jacket Photograph: Nemai Ghosh
Pub.: 1989; Andre' Deutsch Ltd.; UK
Univ. of California Press Ed., Berkeley and Los Angeles, 1989; Pp. 412
ISBN: 0-520-06905-6

Notes: Short biography of Ray followed by film by film analysis of his work. There is a brief chapter on Ray as illustrator, designer, and writer. The book deals upto Ganashatru (The Enemy of the People), and therefore needs to be updated in its next edition. Includes filmography, and bibliography, and a large number of illustrations and photographs.

TAS@ذ (maanikadaa)
Nemai Ghosh
Cover: Subrata Ghosh
Photographs: Nemai Ghosh
Pub.: 2000; Bingsha Shatabdi, Kolkata; Pp. 96
ISBN: 81-87757-00-8

Note: A beautifully produced book with a personal essay by the author followed by a collection of over fifty impressive photographs of the master director in action. Covers the period from 1968 through 1991.

TAS@ذ (maanikadaar sa~Nge)
Soumitra Chattopadhyay
Cover: Debabrata Ghosh
Pub.: 1993; Revised Ed. 1998; Ajkal, Kolkata; Pp. 112

Note: Personal reminiscences by the leading actor in maximum number of Ray's films. Contains a 10-page index of films of satyajit Ray wwhich featured Soumitra as an actor.

FABl (satyajit.h)
Dilip Mukhopadhyay
Cover: Pranabesh Maiti
Pub.: 1986; Banishilpa, Kolkata; Pp. 152

Note: Collection of essays on Satyajit's films covering upto Jana Aranya (The Middleman), originally published between 1969 through 1976 in various magazines such as Cine Technique, Movie Montage, Antorjaatik Angik etc.

aAc ST FABl (chhabir naam satyajit.h)
Manasi Dasgupta
Cover & Cover Photograph: Prabir Sen, and Tarapada Banerjee
Pub.: 1984; 3rd reprint 1992; Ananda, Kolkata; Pp. 85
ISBN: 81-7066-590-6

Note: Personal reminiscences.

@Ar\f FABl - Ag R ̲ (kathaashilpI satyajit.h pratibhaa o paramparaa)
Surabhi Bandyopadhyay
Cover: Debabrata Ghosh
Pub.: 1993; Dey's Publishing, Kolkata; Pp. 137
ISBN: 81-7079-280-0

FABl : FA (satyajit.h raaY: tathyapa~nji)
Debasis Mukhopadhyay
Cover: Debabrata Ghosh
Pub.: 2001; Srishti Prakashan, Kolkata; Pp. 135
ISBN: 81-7870-065-4

Note: Will be quite useful as a reference. Contains major milestones in his life, plus bibliography, filmography, lists of musics composed, discography, etc. However, some of the information may not remain upto date or accurate.

A w\ FABl (haasi galpe satyajit.h)
Somnath Ray
Cover: Sandip Ray
Pub.: 1999; Ananda, Kolkata; Pp. 86
ISBN: 81-7215-520-4

Note: Collection of anecdotes showing the lighter, humorous side of Satyajit.

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