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Focusing the Village: Satyajit Ray's Pather Panchali and Prafulla Mohanti's My Village, My Life
South Asian Review
  • Geoffrey Kain, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Submitting Campus
Daytona Beach
Department
Department of Humanities & Communication
Document Type
Article
Publication/Presentation Date
1-1-2015
Abstract/Description

Gandhi insisted that the spirit of India lives in its villages, but the drift away from the village and toward urbanization in post- independence India continues. Questions arise regarding the ideological motivations driving artists’ treatments of the village in various notable works in the modern South Asian canon. A comparison is drawn between Satyajit Ray’s Pather Panchali [1955] and Orissan artist and author Prafulla Mohanti’s My Village, My Life [1973]. While at first glance the two may seem to have little to do with another, a close consideration reveals some striking similarities between them, providing some compelling insights into Ray’s methods and vision.

Publisher
South Asian Review
Required Publisher’s Statement
Kain, G. (2015). Focusing the village: Satyajit Ray's Pather Panchali and Prafulla Mohanti's My Village, My Life. South Asian Review (Ray Special Issue), 36.1, 177-196.
Citation Information
Geoffrey Kain. "Focusing the Village: Satyajit Ray's Pather Panchali and Prafulla Mohanti's My Village, My Life" South Asian Review Vol. 36 Iss. 1 (2015) p. 177 - 196
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/geoffrey_kain/24/