The Quest: Script of Goutam Ghose's Film Moner Manush

Paper Type: Art Paper (Matt) | Size: 216 x 178mm
All colour; 438 photographs; 304 pages; Flexiback
ISBN-10: 9381523134 | ISBN-13: 978-93-81523-13-1

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The demolition of Babri Masjid (was) followed by extensive communal riots... I realised it would be a responsible act to produce a film on a non-institutional and non-sectarian worshipper like Kabir or Lalon. With the advent of the new millennium the world seemed to be... seized by a surge of prejudice in matters related to religion, politics and culture. I decided that it was the right time for launching my project on Lalon Fakir.

Goutam Ghose
Goutam Ghose

Goutam Ghose launched into documentaries, group theatre and photo journalism in 1973. His documentary, Hungry Autumn won him the main award at the Oberhausen Film Festival. Since then Ghose has produced several documentaries on personalities like Ustad Bismillah Khan, Satyajit Ray and HH Dalai Lama, in addition to ten feature films and a number of advertisement, corporate and short films. He has won fifteen National Awards, besides Filmfare Awards and a number of international awards like Silver Balloon, Nantes Film Festival, UNESCO Award at Venice, Golden Semurg at Tashkent, Fipresci Award and Red Cross Award at Verna Film Festival. He is the only Indian to win the coveted Vittori Di Sica Award and was awarded the Knighthood of the Star of Italian Solidarity in 2008.

Shankar Sen
Shankar Sen

Shankar Sen (1936-2012), an engineer and a retired bank executive, writes prose and poetry in both English and Bengali and has had ten books published during the last seven years. In addition to his own collections of poems in English and Bengali and short stories in English. Shankar Sen has translated some of the best-known works of eminent Bengali authors in English. His last book, The Quest, is an English translation of the film-script of filmmaker Goutam Ghose’s critically acclaimed Moner Manush based on a novel by Sunil Gangopadhyay.