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Arek Sarbajoya
Karuna Bandyopadhyay
Edited by Samik Bandyopadhyay
Thema Books - Arek Sarbajoya -  Karuna Bandyopadhyay -  Edited by Samik Bandyopadhyay
Cover design by Kanchan Dasgupta.
11 photographs including film stills. 21.5 x 14 cm. 106 pp. 2002. Pb. Bengali. ISBN 81-86017-38-0. Rs 80.

Last writings, fragments, letters by Karuna Bandyopadhyay, the Sarbajaya of Satyajit Ray's Apu Trilogy.

Thema Books - Acting in Cinema - Soumitra Chattopadhyay, Mohan Agashe, Kumar Shahani Acting in Cinema
Soumitra Chattopadhyay, Mohan Agashe, Kumar Shahani
Jacket design by Hiran Mitra.
20.5 x 19 cm. 104 pp. 2004. Pb. English.
ISBN 81-86017-53-4. Rs 150.
The Nandini Sanyal Memorial Lectures 1999-2002 on acting in cinema from different perspectives as defined by an eminent stage and screen actor, an actor who is also a professional psychiatrist, and a film director.
Music and Modernity
North Indian Classical Music
in an Age of Mechanical Reproduction
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Thema Books - Music and Modernity -  North Indian Classical Music
Ed. AMLAN DASGUPTA.
266 pp. Pb. ISBN 81-86017-34-8. 2007. Rs 160.
This collection brings together essays by a number of scholars, researchers and professionals in the field of music, offering a wide range of viewpoints and approaches to the impact of modernity on the traditional practices of north Indian classical music. Jon Barlow, Urmila Bhirdikar, Suresh Chandvankar,
Siddhartha Ghosh, Amelia Maciszewski, Adrian Mcneil, Rajeev Patke, Amlan Das Guta— specialists in the fields of history of technology, instrument-making, record collection and preservation, as well as performing artists and researchers in the history and aesthetics of music— focus on the impact of technology with the introduction of techniques of sound reproduction, as also with the advent of print culture and the new values of reception and learning.
Thema Books - Juddher Chhayay -  Alokeranjan Dasgupta Juddher Chhayay
Alokeranjan Dasgupta
Illustrations by Dix, Grosz, Kollwitz, Tapan Bhattacharya, et al.
21.5 x 14 cm. 128 pp. 2003. Pb. Bengali.
ISBN 81-86017-49-6. Rs 100.
A collage documenting the continuities of war, violence and homelessness in original poems, translations, reportage, interviews and cartoons and drawings.
Sangeet Samrat Khansahab Alladiya Khan: My Life
Translated and introduced by Urmila Bhirdikar and Amlan Das Gupta.
Thema Books - Sangeet Samrat Khansahab Alladiya Khan: My Life
Pb. 14 x 21.5 cm. x+115 pp. 42 rare b/w photograps. Rs. 150
ISBN 978-93-81703-02-1
A Thema bestseller, this revised second edition of the autobiography of one of the legendary masters of Indian classical music and the founder of the Jaipur-Atrauli gharana, as told to his grandson Azizuddin Khan, includes several rare photographs, which have been added to the ones in the first edition, and a
translation by Vidhushi Shruti Sadolikar Katkar of an excerpt from a chapter in Govindrao Tembe’s biography of Khansahab, the only recorded account of the maestro’s singing style.
Thema Books - Anya Gram Anya Pran - Purnendu Pattrea Anya Gram Anya Pran
Purnendu Pattrea
Jacket design and Illustrations by Punyabrata Pattrea.
24 x 19 cm. 128 pp. 1998. Hb. Bengali.
ISBN 81-86017-12-7. Rs 110.
An activist writer's account of a left-wing peasant rebellion in Bengal in the 1940s. Posthumously published.

Upanyashey Ateet: Itihas O Kalpa-Itihas
Meenakshi Mukherjee
Thema Books - Upanyashey Ateet: Itihas O Kalpa-Itihas - Meenakshi Mukherjee
Cover design by Ajoy Gupta.
21.5 x 14 cm. 174 pp. 2003. Pb. Bengali.
ISBN 81-86017-45-3. Rs 100.
A study of historical fiction in Bengali and Hindi in the colonial period.
Thema Books - Portraits and Memories - S.C. Sengupta Portraits and Memories
S.C. Sengupta.
Cover design by Ajoy Gupta.
21.5 x 14 cm. 224 pp. 2003. Pb. English.
ISBN 81-86017-40-2. Rs 130.
Memoiral essays on teachers and scholars in twentieth century Calcutta, offering a view of colonial education.
Kolkatar Rastay Rastay
Ranajit Singha
Thema books - Kolkatar Rastay Rastay - Ranajit Singha
Cover design by Ajoy Gupta.
Photographs by Ranajit Singha.
21.5 x 14 cm. 117 pp. 2002. Pb. Bengali.
ISBN 81-86017-39-9. Rs 100.

A photographer-poet's discovery of Kolkata in the early morning hours.

Thema Books - Darbari Shilper Swaroop: Mughal Chitrakala - Ratnabali Chatterjee Darbari Shilper Swaroop: Mughal Chitrakala
Ratnabali Chatterjee
21.5 x 14 cm. 120 pp. 1999. Pb. Bengali.
ISBN 81-86017-15-1. Rs 160.
A study of Mughal paintings by the leading artists from a historical and art historical perspective; with insights into the ideological impact of the court and the first interactions with Europaen art.

Nirbas
Sudhir Chakravarti
Thema Books - Nirbas - Sudhir Chakravarti
Jacket design by Ajoy Gupta. Illustrations by Khaled Chowdhury and Pankaj Bandyopadhyay.
24 x 19 cm. 208 pp. 1995. Hb. Bengali.
ISBN 81-86017-07-0. Rs 120.
Sudhir Chakravorty, best known for his studies of the life and music of the subreligious sects of Bengal, offers a set of profiles of individuals rendered homeless under varying circumstances.
 
   
 
 

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