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Filming Fiction: Tagore, Premchand, and Ray

Mohd Asaduddin and Anuradha Ghosh


Similar to other fine arts' genres, novels and films evolved the way they did due to certain conditions of production, and the way they developed in different cultures was shaped by the governing conventions surrounding them. When discussing films, one cannot overlook the aspect of entertainment. The experience of reading a novel definitely differs from the experience of watching a film. This process is what defies easy translation into film. The film and the novel are intimately connected, as seen in the sheer number of films based on novels. In the case of India, the history of the relations ... More

Keywords: India, novels, films, fiction, film adaptation, Rabindranath Tagore, Premchand, Satyajit Ray, Ghare Baire, Sadgati

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780198075936
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198075936.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mohd Asaduddin, editor

Anuradha Ghosh, editor