Profile of Uttaran Das Gupta
There is perhaps hardly anyone better equipped to write this book. Amitava Nag is a well-known commentator on Bengali cinema and has previously written on the films of Ray, Soumitra Chatterjee’s oeuvre beyond Ray’s films, and a biography of Tapan Sinha. He has had a long personal association with him, the kind of access one can only dream of having with a leading film personality.
In 2016, India’s media and publishing industry employed 1.03 million people. By 2021, the number had fallen to 230,000. By 2022, India’s rank of the World Press Freedom Index fell from 133 to 150.
The genre has never taken root in Bollywood. Maybe because real-life horrors are enough to give us sleepless nights.
Bulgakov’s The Master & Margarita inspired Outlook’s recent issue on the politics of identity: “No ID, No Person.” Another popular line from the novel, ‘Manuscripts don’t burn’ resonates with two recent events
In the fifth and final installment of the Outlook Special series, author Uttaran Das Gupta makes us spend some time with the American soldier we met last week, who defected to the Eastern Bloc during the early years of the cold war.
In the third installment, author Uttaran Das Gupta is taking the readers through Berlin's Free Body Culture, the inward journey towards his father’s probable association with the Naxalite movement and much more.
One place in Berlin has preserves objects provoking memories of the erstwhile GDR is the interactive DDR Museum in the centre of the city.
Uttaran Das Gupta’s essay that stems from the personal constantly moves back and forth as the writer takes us along in his journey. We’re excited to present to our readers the first instalment of what’s going to be a multiple-part narrative essay.