An Actress in Her Time - Karuna Banerjee

An Actress in Her Time - Karuna Banerjee

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Author: Karuna Banerjee
Publisher: Thema
Year: 1999
Language: English
Pages: 140
ISBN/UPC (if available): N/A


Karuna Banerjee, best known for her memorable performance as Sarbajaya the mother in the first two parts of Satyajit Ray's Apu Trilogy - Pather Panchali and Aparajito - went on to act in a few more films, including two more by Ray, one by Mrinal Sen, and an unfinished piece by Ritwik Ghatak.

In her essays and reviews collected here for the first time, she comes through as perceptive critic of the cinema and TV of her time; a sensitive chronicle of the making altogether; and a liberal thinker reacting to the major social and political events of the last fifty years.

She defines her position on these issues with exemplary clarity and an uncompromising honesty. And through it all runs an actress's confident sense of time and space, rich with unusual insights.



A Dirge and a Song
My dear Saraswati
Looking Back
Memories of Chhabi Biswas
The Film as a Reflection of National Life and Culture
Breaking the Shackles
Filmmaker and Social Change
Whither Indian Cinema?
Does Indian Cinema Portray social Reality?
Women in Films
Mrinal Sen
Sixth International Film Festival 1977
In Bangadesh
Aakrosh Viewed from Bangladesh
Halla Bol - Political Satire
Interviewed by Indian Express
Apu's Incognito Ma
Two Films, Two Women
An Epic Remade
The Indian Film Scene
Two Women, Two Outlooks
The T V Potpourri: Mahatma, Music, Miserable Children
Forms of Apartheid
Changing Spaces, Changing Lives
Issues in History - and in Society
A Brief Interview
The Everlasting Epic