MODERNISM BY OTHER MEANS, Srikanth Srinivasan’s book on Indian independent filmmaker Amit Dutta is now published!
The book is a critical examination of Dutta’s work, from his earliest diploma films to his recent digital production, as well as his three books. It devotes special attention to formal qualities of the films and attempts to locate them within a broader national and international artmaking context.
Mubi India has planned a retrospective of Dutta’s films till October (and a global retrospective is likely in the months that follow). For the first time ever, you can watch Dutta’s films from your home. And this book will serve as a good reading companion to your viewing and provide useful insight into Dutta’s work and practice.
“The volume has been published independently and with modest means. Its life will depend entirely on the backing of kind readers and generous patrons. I request anyone interested in supporting this book to share this information in their personal and professional networks. Please buy the book, yes, but more importantly, please review. That will help give the book some crucial momentum.
Links below for the book. We hope to bring out a paperback version the coming year. If you represent a publication and would like a review copy of the book, please drop me a message at justanotheremailid at gmail dot com.”
Kindle e-book: http://getbook.at/modernismbyothermeans