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Further reading

I interviewed a number of eminent historians, anthropologists, and political scientists for the making of the film.   Below are the scholars interviewed for the film and some of their works.   I’ve also added an additional reading list of some of the books I have consulted to prepare myself for this project.   

Authors interviewed for the film include:

Kausik Bandyopadhyay – Scoring off the Field (Football Culture in Bengal, 1911-80)
Depesh Chakrabarty – Habituations of Modernity: Essays in the Wake of Subaltern Studies, Provincializing Europe: Postcolonial Thought and Historical Difference
Partha Chatterjee -  Books include: The Black Hole of Empire, The Nation and It’s Fragments, Nationalist Thought and the Colonial World
Vinay Lal – The History of Histories: Politics and Scholarship in Modern India
Boria Majumdar & Kausik Bandyopadhyay – A Social History of Indian Football
Rudrangshu Mukherjee – The Penguin Gandhi Reader, Awadh in Revolt 1857-1858: A Study of Popular Resistance
Manas Ray – Aspects of Rural Communcation: A Study on the Ethnography of Communication of the Santals of Eastern India
Sharmila Ray – Kolkata Poet -  Earth, Me and You, A Day with Rini, Down Saltwater

Other books on India, Bengal, Kolkata, Psychology and Political Theory:

Aijaz Ahmad – In Theory
Gary Armstrong & Richard Giulianotti, Ed. Fear and Loathing in World Football
C.A. Bayly – Indian Society and the Making of the British Empire
N.K. Bose – The Structure of Hindu Society
Bidyut Chakrabarty – Indian Politics and Society since Independence
Joya Chatterji – Bengal Divided – Hindu communalism and partition, 1932-1947
Sukanta Chaudhuri, Ed. Calcutta – The Living City Volume I & II
Vivek Chibber – Postcolonial Theory and the Specter of Capital
Paul Dimeo and James Mills, Ed.  Soccer In South Asia
Krishna Dutta – Calcutta – A Cultural and Literary History and Rabindranath Tagore: The Myriad-Minded Man – with Andrew Robinson 
Norma Evenson – The Indian Metropolis – A View Toward the West
Gunter Grass – Show Your Tongue
Amit Kumar Gupt, Ed.  Myth and Reality: The Struggle for Freedom in India, 1945-47
Wilhelm Halbfass – India and Europe
Mushirul Hasan – India’s Partition: Process, Strategy and Mobilization
Ronald Inden – Imagining India
Ayesha Jalal – The Pity of Partition and The Sole Spokesman – Jinnah, The Muslim League and the Demand for Pakistan
Yasmin Khan – The Great Partition – The Making of India and Pakistan
Sunil Khilnani – The Idea of India
Hans Kung, Ed. – Christianity & World Religions
D. A. Low – Eclipse of Empire
Geoffrey Moorhouse - Calcutta
Ashis Nandy – The Savage Freud (Essays on Possible and Retrievable Selves) and At the Edge of Psychology – Essays in Politics and Culture
Martha C. Nussbaum – The Clash Within – Democracy, Religious Violence, and India’s Future
Musa Okwonga – A cultured Left Foot – The Eleven Elements of Footballing Greatness
Andrew Robinson – Satyajit Ray – The Inner Eye
Edward W. Said – Orientalism and Culture and Imperialism
Amartya Sen – Identity and Violence and The Argumentative Indian
Geeti Sen, Ed. – India International Centre Quarterly – Winter 1990-91 – The Calcutta Psyche
Anita Inder Singh - The Origins of the Partition of India – 1936-1947
E. P. Thompson – Alien Homage – Edward Thompson and Rabindranath Tagore
Achin Vanaik  - The Furies of Indian Communalism and Understanding India with Rajeev Bhargava


We have worked on this film for close to two years.  Along the way I received help from many Bengalis who took the time to support us and even opened their homes to us.  I wanted to thank everyone who helped make this film possible.     - Kelly Candaele -  

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