Satyajit Ray's films
Arts & Ideas · 45 minutes ·

Satyajit Ray's films

Tariq Ali picks Pather Panchali and New Generation Thinker Sarah Jilani describes Jalsaghar or The Music Room. Rana Mitter presents this programme which looks at what marked out the directing of Satyajit Ray. The BFI has a season of his films screening across July and August and is re-releasing The Big City. Rana's other guests are the programme of the BFI season and herself a film-maker, Sangeeta Datta, and Professor Chandak Sengoopta from Birkbeck, University of London.

Sarah Jilani researches postcolonial film and literature at the University of Cambridge. She is a 2021 New Generation Thinker on the scheme run by BBC Radio 3 and the Arts and Humanities Research Council to select ten academics each year who use their research to make radio programmes.

Professor Chandook Sengoopta is writing on the historical, cultural and ideological contexts that shaped the work and impact of the film-maker, writer, designer and composer Satyajit Ray.

Sangeeta Datta is director of Baithak UK You can find details of the season she has put together at

Tariq Ali has written more than 2 dozen books on world history, culture and politics

You can find a collection of Radio 3 programmes exploring film on the Free Thinking programme website

Producer: Jayne Egerton

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