Details for Tapan Sinha : The Authorised Biography
Tapan Sinha was one of the most important Indian film directors of his time alongside the likes of Satyajit Ray, Ritwik Ghatak and Mrinal Sen. There is probably no book in English on Tapan Sinha till date. Even amongst the few Bengali books the most popular ones are those which are collections of essays and memoir by Sinha himself—Amaar Jibon Amaar Chhobi, Mone Pore and Chalachchitra Ajibon. This is the first biography of Tapan Sinha and his cinematic journey. It would be a boon for cinema lovers and evoke their sensibilities and emotions and make them go back to his films. For those who are not familiar with his cinema, this biography would initiate the process with the hope they will forever remain inhabitants of his world of cinema.
About Amitava Nag
AMITAVA NAG is an independent film scholar and
critic. He has written extensively on cinema for the
last 15 years and have been a freelance critic for The
Hindu, Outlook, CNN IBNLive, The Statesman,
Deep Focus, Himal Magazine, Silhouette Film
magazine, Scope (UK), Dear Cinema, South Asian
Cinema to name a few. He has authored Beyond
Apu—20 Favourite Film Roles of Soumitra
Chatterjee (2016) and a book on Indian cinema—
Reading the Silhouette: Collection of Writings on Selected
Indian Films (2010). Apart from delivering lectures on cinema in
different seminars organised by leading academic institutes and writing
for the different magazines, he edits the film magazine Silhouette for the last 15 years.