COSAS member Rochona Majumdar’s 2021 book, Art Cinema and India’s Forgotten Futures: Film and History in the Post-Colony, was announced as a contender for the Modernist Studies Association (MSA) Prize. The book is one of six on this year’s shortlist from which the winner will be selected.
Majumdar is a professor of South Asian Languages and Civilizations and Cinema and Media Studies. Art Cinema and India’s Forgotten Futures: Film and History in the Post-Colony is her third book preceded by Marriage and Modernity: Family Values in Colonial Bengal (2009) and Writing Postcolonial History (2010).
The association website praises Majumdar’s new work calling it a “powerful and persuasive new study…[that] produces a richly nuanced account of the aesthetic, intellectual, and historiographic ambitions of the three directors [it explores], offering tour-de-force analyses of their films, including both the more familiar (Ghatak’s Cloud-Capped Star, Ray’s Apu trilogy) and the less studied (Sen’s Calcutta trilogy, Ray’s city films).”
Congratulations to Professor Majumdar on this achievement!