Despite being closely related, Satyajit—’Manik’ to his friends and Bijoya Ray never felt the urge to write her memoirs, but was finally. Satyajit Ray-‘Manik’-and Bijoya got married years beforePather Panchali was made. Manik and I brims over with hithertounknown stories of Bijoya’s life with. Bijoya Ray (27 October – 2 June ) was the wife of the Indian filmmaker Satyajit Ray. [Book – Manik and I (Amader Katha) Author Bijoya Ray]; ^ History of the College; ^ [Book – Amader Katha(Manik and I)Author Bijoya Ray}.

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Written in a language which is close to spoken everyday Bengali and translated into an equally simple language in English, the book is an easy read. Open Preview See a Problem?

In fact, they belonged to an illustrious family of Bengal.

One can easily skip these if one is more interested in the stories about how certain films were made. Every Ray fan wants to know what he was like as a man. Retrieved 7 June As Bijoya married late and had only one child he became the centre of her world and it is only natural that her book has entire chapters on the details of his childhood years. One of her elder siblings Sati Devi was well known singer and musical exponent who worked with Uday Shankar in Almora and at Prithvi Theatre in Bombay and her daughter Ruma Guha Thakurta is a well-known personality in music and acting world who was formerly married to the legendary singer Kishore Kumar.


One discovers in this book the large network of friends and relatives who surrounded the couple. Biman Bandyopadhyay rated it did not like it Mar 23, In she married Satyajit Ray and got msnik. He was keenly aware that someone had invested his hard earned money and was giving him the opportunity to create mnaik work of art. She divides her time between London and Pondicherry in India. We see their struggle to get the right financiers and actors, to balance their family life with his all-engrossing work.

When Amjad Khan, Attenborough, Sanjeev got together She died on 2 June aged 97 after suffering from Pneumonia. Satyajit Ray Bijoya Ray. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Thanks for telling us about the problem. In fact Bijoya bikoya her memoirs in Bangla, in a series of chapters which were serialized in the Bangla magazine Desh which were later published in a book form. Author March 7, She had invited us bjoya two events and we attended both. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

After her husband’s death inshe lived in Calcutta with her son Sandipdaughter-in-law Lalita and grandson Saurodip. The most interesting parts of course are the small details of how in the early years they managed to circumvent the problems of finances and technical unavailability of materials.

The good thing is that the book can be read in bits and pieces, by choosing the chapters that one is more interested in.


We couldn’t decide what to give her as a gift. Q uite a few guests must have wondered what to gift Kareena Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan at their wedding. She rqy gives us a detailed account.

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KolkataWest Bengal. Persons in blue were born into the family. In fact, Satyajit remained untouched by all financial matters. It was here that she met her first cousin Satyajit.

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There will always be a curiosity to know more about him. She had a gifted voice and her father wanted to send her to Paris to be trained in soprano and western classical music.

The title Manik and I is fully justified. Bijoya Ray never felt the urge to write her memoirs, but was finally persuaded to pick up the pen when she was well into her eighties. Bijoya and Satyajit were first cousins. These persons were married into the family.

Manik and I: My Life with Satyajit Ray

Lists with This Book. The large number of photographs which are there in every chapter in the body of the page make the stories come alive.

No trivia or quizzes yet. Bijoya Ray for putting into words her priceless memories. We are unable to offer combined shipping for multiple items purchased.