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Chandak Sengoopta

Chandak Sengoopta, born and educated in Kolkata, is Professor of History at Birkbeck College, University of London. The author of many scholarly and popular essays on the cultural contexts of Satyajit Ray’s work and its reception, he was recently awarded a Major Research Fellowship by the Leverhulme Trust to write a new, comprehensive biography of the filmmaker. He wishes to thank Barun Chattopadhyay, Ujjal Chakraborty, and Biswajit Mitra for their assistance with this essay.

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The Big City: A Woman’s Place

This moving drama about gender, race, and class in 1960s Kolkata is a pioneering work from Satyajit Ray.

By Chandak Sengoopta