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.