Ashish Rajadhyaksha is Senior Fellow at the Centre for the Study of Culture & Society, Bangalore. He started his career in political journalism, and has written numerous essays on the cinema since the 1980s. He has taught cinema in many places round the world, including at the Jadavpur University’s Department of Film Studies, the Korean National University of Art etc. He is the author of Indian Cinema in the Time of Celluloid: From Bollywood to the Emergency, (New Delhi: Tulika/Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2009), the Encyclopedia of Indian Cinema, with Paul Willemen (British Film Institute and OUP, 1994), and Ritwik Ghatak: A Return to the Epic (Screen Unit, 1982). He has edited a number of books on Indian cinema, including The Sad and Glad of Kishore Kumar (Research Centre for Cinema Studies, 1988), with Amrit Gangar Ghatak : Arguments/Stories (Screen Unit/Research Centre for Cinema Studies, 1987), with Marco Muller, L’Avventurose Storie del Cinema Indiano (2 vols., in Italian) (Mostra Internazionale del Nuovo Cinema, 1985) and with Rani Burra, Looking Back, 1896-1960 (Directorate of Film Festivals/Film India Retrospective of Indian Cinema, 1981).