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ISBN: 9788121204347    Publisher: Gyan Publishing House Year of publishing: 1993     Format:  Hardback No of Pages: 245        Language: English
Description About The Author:- Dr. K. N. Sahay did his M.A. in Anthropology from Bihar University and was awarded Ph.D. by Ranchi University. Earlier, he was awarded a Pre-Doctoral Fellowship by the Wenner-Gren...Read more
Description About The Author:- Dr. K. N. Sahay did his M.A. in Anthropology from Bihar University and was awarded Ph.D. by Ranchi University. Earlier, he was awarded a Pre-Doctoral Fellowship by the Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research Inc., New York, to conduct his field-work for the Doctoral thesis. At the moment, Dr. Sahay is Professor of Social Anthropology in the U.G.C.'s Centre of Advanced Study in Anthropology, Ranchi University. He was invited to Tokyo to join a orientation course in film-making by Nippon Audio-Visual Productions (NAV). Earlier, he edited and published a biannual Visual Anthropology Bulletin (1979-82), and is still editing the Journal of Social Research. Dr. Sahay is the author of more than seventy research papers published in various professional journals of India and abroad.Contents:- Introduction • PART ONE : The Development of visual Anthropology in India and the Task Ahead • A Brief History of Ethnographic films in India • Visual Anthropology and Indian Fiction Films • Visual Anthropology and Indian Fiction Films: Comments and Reply • Visual Anthropology: An Approach to Cultural Documentation and Revitalization with Special Reference to India • Portrayal of people: Analysis of Two Indian Fiction Films and a Model Perspective in Visual Anthropology • PART TWO : The First International Symposium on Visual Anthropology at New Delhi • Films of Ethnographic Interest of India • A model Syllabus for Visual Anthropology • Appendices : Editorials of Visual Anthropology Bulletin • Choreometrics and Cantometrics: A Note by Alan Lomax • Association for Visual Anthropology (AVA) • Nippon A-V Productions of Tokyo: My Impressions • Jean Rouch of Paris-As I Know Him • Index.About The Book:- In World Anthropology Different Dimensions Are Fast Emerging, And One Of Them Is Visual Anthropology In Which Systematic And Concerted Efforts Were Made Specially In Sixties. However, Sporadic Efforts Of People From Anthropological As Well As Non-Anthropological Allied Disciplines Were Precursors In This Field. The 'New-Wave Films' Or 'Parallel Cinema' Were Developed In Italy In Post-War Years, And Later France And America Followed Suit. India Did Not Remain Immune To This Movement. Satyajit Ray Created A Genere Of Films Beginning From The Pather Panchali And Others, And Such Indian Films Show Their Relevance To Visual Anthropology. This Book Consists Of Nine Important Chapters Which Are Mostly The Trend-Setters. It Also Includes The Proceedings Of The First International Symposium Of Visual Anthropology. In All, It Makes A Formal Beginning Of Visual Anthropology In India. The Five Appendices Are Fascinating And Have References For Supplementary Readings. This Book Would Be Useful To The Visual Anthropologies, Sociologists, Historians, Applied Social Scientists, Media People, Those Connected With Social Communication, Development, And The Enlightened Laymen., About The Author:- Dr. K. N. Sahay Did His M.A. In Anthropology From Bihar University And Was Awarded Ph.D. By Ranchi University. Earlier, He Was Awarded A Pre-Doctoral Fellowship By The Wenner-Gren Foundation For Anthropological Research Inc., New York, To Conduct His Field-Work For The Doctoral Thesis. At The Moment, Dr. Sahay Is Professor Of Social Anthropology In The U.G.C.'S Centre Of Advanced Study In Anthropology, Ranchi University. He Was Invited To Tokyo To Join A Orientation Course In Film-Making By Nippon Audio-Visual Productions (Nav). Earlier, He Edited And Published A Biannual Visual Anthropology Bulletin (1979-82), And Is Still Editing The Journal Of Social Research. Dr. Sahay Is The Author Of More Than Seventy Research Papers Published In Various Professional Journals Of India And Abroad., Content:- Introduction • Part One : The Development Of Visual Anthropology In India And The Task Ahead • A Brief History Of Ethnographic Films In India • Visual Anthropology And Indian Fiction Films • Visual Anthropology And Indian Fiction Films: Comments And Reply • Visual Anthropology: An Approach To Cultural Documentation And Revitalization With Special Reference To India • Portrayal Of People: Analysis Of Two Indian Fiction Films And A Model Perspective In Visual Anthropology • Part Two : The First International Symposium On Visual Anthropology At New Delhi • Films Of Ethnographic Interest Of India • A Model Syllabus For Visual Anthropology • Appendices : Editorials Of Visual Anthropology Bulletin • Choreometrics And Cantometrics: A Note By Alan Lomax • Association For Visual Anthropology (Ava) • Nippon A-V Productions Of Tokyo: My Impressions • Jean Rouch Of Paris-As I Know Him • Index.
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