Parthajit Baruah

Parthajit Baruah is the recipient of the Assam State Best Film Critic Award (2018) and the Prag Channel – Film Critic Award (2010)for his book Chalachitror Taranga (2010). His book, Face-to-Face: The Cinema of Adoor Goplakrishnan’ (2016), published by Harper Collins, has received international acclaim. It is now being translated into French. He recently lectured on Adoor Gopalakrishnan’s cinematic journey at Assam University, Dibrugarh University, and Gauhati University. He is a Shakespearean authority too. His article, Regional Reflections: Shakespeare in Assamese Cinema was published in Routledge. He has talked on Shakespeare and Assamese Cinema in an international conference held in London. He presented his paper ‘The Hamlet and Othello Figure in Assamese Narratives’ at the International Conference at the Asian Shakespeare Association, in Delhi. He did his M. Phil on Film Adaptation: Shakespeare in Celluloid. His documentaries, Laxmi Orang, The Dhemaji Tragedy, Reema Panging: An Untold Story, and A Door to the World have won multiple awards at various international film festivals. Presently, he’s a researcher at the National Film Archive of India (NFAI), working on the narratives of Assamese Cinema. He was the Preview Committee member at Ist Guwahati International Film Festival, 2017. He had been at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland for his research work.

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