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JANAH, SUNIL -: The Second Creature. 64 Photographs. Foreword by Kim Christen. Calcutta, Signet Press, 1949. 12 S. (Text) und 60 S. (Fotos), goldgeprägter O.-Halbleinwand-Band (Einband minimal berieben), 27,6 x 22 cm. Erste Ausgabe.

"Sunil Janah (1918 - 2012) "documented India's ethnic and religious diversity, as well as important events in the country's modern history, both before and immediately after it achieved independence in 1947. ... (He) achieved international fame with his pictures of the famine that devastated Bengal in 1943 and 1944. ... Janah later became known for his candid photographs of Mohandas K. Gandhi, the writer and philosopher Jiddu Krishnamurti and other prominent Indian figures. ... Expelled from the Communist Party of India in 1947, Mr. Janah opened a studio and started photographing dancers and Hindu temple sculptures. In 1949, he founded the Calcutta Film Society with, among others, the filmmaker Satyajit Ray, who designed Mr. Janah's first book of photographs, "The Second Creature." (zitiert nach Haresh Pandya in: New York Times, 9. 7. 2012). - Bindung an mehreren Stellen gelockert, sonst sehr wohlerhaltenes Exemplar."
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