Sadgati (The Deliverance)

Sadgati (The Deliverance)

Sadgati (The Deliverance)

Nemai Ghosh

Sadgati (The Deliverance)




24.0 x 16.0 in. / 61.0 x 40.6 cm.


Inkjet print on archival paper

This print captures Smita Patil as Jhuria in a scene from Satyajit Ray’s film, Sadgati, which released in 1981. The film is a vicious indictment of the caste system in India, which sadly continues to be prevalent even today. It was based on a short story of the same name by Hindi stalwart Munshi Premchand. Ray called it ‘a deeply angry film [...] not the anger of an exploding bomb but of a bow stretched taut and quivering.’ Patil, one of the most talented actresses of Indian cinema, stage and television, had a prolific, yet short-lived career due to her tragic, untimely death in 1986.

published references

Singh, Kishore, ed., Indian Portraits: The Face of a People (New Delhi: DAG, 2013), p. 236
Singh, Kishore, ed., Nemai Ghosh: Satyajit Ray & Beyond (New Delhi: DAG, 2013), p. 232

Sadgati (The Deliverance)
Sadgati (The Deliverance)
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