THE INTERLOCUTOR OF SOCIETAL MALADIES
Sen had an intriguing pas de deux with Ray—they spoke to one another in letters to a newspaper and the films they made
Ray was an auteur, for whom the art ultimately had to prevail over political stands although he turned more political in the autumn of his career
B ST YA LIL RIP AT HI
Mrinal Sen was easily among India’s earliest radical film-makers in an overt, political sense. But he had the misfortune of making films at the same time as the auteur Satyajit Ray did. His other great misfortune was that his first film— Raat
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