Conscience of The Race

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 The book is a detailed and wonderful study on the Offbeat cinema in India. The author through the title says that the offbeat genre, more than the mainstream, truly reflects the conscience of the Indian people.


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Shadows Before Substance
Inspiration behind Offbeat Cinema
The Benchmark Film
Satyajit Ray nourishes the Genre
Ritwik Ghatak
Adoor and Aravindan lead in Kerala
Offbeat in Tamil and Telugu Cinemas
Offbeat in Other Cinemas
Feminist and other Themes
The Third Generation
Indian Filmmakers in the West
Documentary and Short Films
Before the Camera

Ripples before the Wave
Bhuban Shome raises A Wave
Ankur crests Wave in Hindi
Offbeat in Bengali Cinema
Samskara ushers Offbeat in South
Behind the Camera
Treatment of Music and Dance
Government Intervention
Offbeat Cinema in Cold Print
Window on the World

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