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ABUL KALAM AZAD
19 MINUTES
A biographical film on India's great freedom fighter - Abul Kalam Azad. Abul Kalam Mohiuddin Ahmad was born in Mecca in 1888. His father Hazrat Khairuddin moved the family to Calcutta in 1890. In 1905, young Mohiuddin was swept into revolutionary secret socieities of Calcutta. He met Aurobindo Ghosh whose paper Karmayog in had a great impact on Mohiuddin. Later in 1912, he started a paper called Al-Hilal, which introduced a new style in Urdu writing Through Al-Hilal, Azad called upon the Indian muslims to fight for India's freedom. When Al-Hilal was banned, Azad started a new paper Al-Balagh. In 1920, Azad met Gandhi. In 1923,Azad became the Congress President. On August 9, 1942 the INC met under his Presidentship and passed the Quit India resolution. Maulana Abul Kalam Azad passed away on February 22, 1958.
ACHARYA JAGDISH CHANDRA BOSE
39 MINUTES
ACHARYA JAGDISH CHANDRA BOSE - A BIOGRAPHY
ACHARYA KRIPLANI
20 MINUTES
A biographical film on the life of a great freedom fighter, Acharya Kriplani. Jivatram Bhagwandas Kriplani was born in 1888 at Hyderabad in Sind. He came to Bombay and joined Wilson college. Later he was expelled from the college for his political views. He then joined the DJ Sind College in Karachi and again ran into trouble. He then joined the Ferguesson College in Poona, which was run by nationalists. When Gandhiji started the Champaran satyagraha in Bihar, Kriplani became the first satyagrahi in India to go to the jail. Under the influence of Gandhiji, he threw himself completely into the freedom movement. In Banaras where he had started Gandhi ashram movement, he fell in love with Sucheta Mazumdar who was then teaching at the Benaras Hindu University. Later they married. In1934 he was appointed the General Secretary of the Indian National Congress.  In 1951, he left the Congress and formed Kisan Mazdoor Praja Party. In 1954, he took sanyas from active politics, though his parliamentary career lasted till 1971. This film includes live interviews with Acharya Kriplani.
ACHARYA PRAFULLA CHANDRA RAY
19 MINUTES
ACHARYA PRAFULLA CHANDRA RAY - A BIOGRAPHY
ADVANTAGE AMRITRAJ
16 MINUTES, 1976
Amritraj's is a tennis family. Robert Amritraj, a senior railway officer and his wife Maggie, the proud parents of three world-class tennis playing sons - Anand (23), Vijay (21) and Ashok (18).This film includes interviews with the parents and three sons, India's tennis heroes.
AHMAD JAAN THIRAKWA
14 MINUTES
The film on the life and performance of the Tabla player, Ustad Ahmad Jaan Thirakwa

 

AKBAR
23 MINUTES
   
AMBEDKAR, DR. BABASAHEB
18 minutes
A biographical film about Babasaheb Ambedkar, the chiefarchitect of the Constitution of India. Dr. Ambedkar dedicated hislife to the cause of the downtrodden. Born of humble parents, Bhimrao the 14th child of an army subedar had his primary schooling in Dapoli in Konkan and at Satara in Maharashtra. Aided by scholarships, brilliant Bhimrao attended college in Bombay. Later he went to Columbia University in New York. He set up his legal practice in Bombay High Court in 1924. As a member of the Bombay Legislative Assembly, an active public career was already in the making. A public water tank at Mahad in Kolaba District of Maharashtra was claimed by caste Hindus as private property. Harijans were being denied their civic right of drawing water from this pond. In 1927, Ambedkar and his followers led a satyagraha to protest against this unjust practice. From here his protracted battle followed. He emerged as the undisputed leader of the depressed classes who lovingly called him Babasaheb. He died in Delhi on December 6, 1956 at the age of 65.
AMIR KHAN
19 MINUTES
Life story of Ustad Amir Khan (1912-1974). Norn in a family of musicians in Indore, India, he was a well-known Hindustani classical vocalist. He is considered to be one of the most influential figures in Hindustani classical music during the 20th century, together with Bade Ghulam Ali Khan.

He developed his own singing style and helped popularise taranas. Besides singing in concerts, he also sang film songs based on ragas, most notably for the films Baiju Bawra and Kshudhita Pashan. He died a premature death in a car accident in Calcutta on February 13, 1974.
AMIR KHUSRO
11 MINUTES
The film about Amir Khusro, the courtier, poet, philosopher, musician. Amir Khusro was born around 700 years ago in Patiali village of Etah district now in Uttar Pradesh. He was the son of a Turkish nobleman, Ameer Saifuddin Mehmood, who migrated to India from Baluch during the reign of King Shamsuddin Altamash. Khusro's father was a devottee of the great Sufi saint, Hazrat Nizamuddin, whose favorite disciple was Amir Khusro. Khusro knew no barriers of religion. He spoke the language of eternal humanism. To India, Khusro gave new ragas and raginis. Qawali is his major contribution to devotional music. The sitar and the tabla are also Khusro's gifts. Through his life, Khusro symbolized the ideal of brotherhood, of secularism.  
AMRITA SHER GIL
19 MINUTES
ANANDI DHARA
61 MINUTES
A film about folk dances of India that deals with their broad classification with an assumption that these folk dances are governed by the moods and methods of their own with unlimited capacity to assimilate, improvise and vibrate with vitality. Such adaptability may be the basic reason for the manifestation and survival of these rich, multifaceted dance forms  
AND SO TO SLEEP HOMAGE TO JAWAHAR LAL NEHRU
AND THEN MAN CREATED GODS AND DEMONS IN HIS OWN IMAGE
15 MINUTES
Kerala's traditional performing and ritual arts make use offascinating masks as part of their make-up. Kothamooriyattam, a danceform prevalent in North Malabar employs somewhat crude but impressive masks and headgears. Padayani, traditional folk form of South Kerala uses elaborte headgears. This film presents several traditional dance/theatre forms in Kerala such as Midiyettu, Ottamthullal, Krishnnattam, Kathakali, Kootiyattam and the kindof costumes and make-up they have devised over centuries.  
ANTAR YATRA
21 MINUTES
This shorter version of the film Aum Namah Shivaya explores the traditions of the Indian classical dance. Parvati, Shiva's bride brought the dance to the daughter of the Earth. There are infinite varieties of the forms of the lasya, or the tandava, the desi or the margi, graceful, strong, classical styles of exquisite poetry in stone forever enshrined in our hearts - at Khanjrao, at Chidambaram, at Meenakshi. It is an eternal journey.
AUM NAMAH SHIVAYA Set forth on a journey of discovery, we are all pilgrims on the Planet Earth. Parvati, the Goddess of dance, daughter of the Himalayas and the consort of Shiva-Nataraja, brought the dance to the daughter of Earth. Various manifestations of the dance are found in India from the Himalayas in the north top to Kanyakumari in the south bottom. While wandering, she interacts with the sculpted myths by her devotion and offers her prayers to the Gods in the form of sacred Indian classical dances.
AN ARTISTIC JOURNEY
13 MINUTES
An artistic journey is the journey of Indian painting from the classical Ajanta to the modern, via the period of oblivion during the British rule and the Revivalist movement, beginning the Bengal school pioneered by Abanindranath Tagore and his students. Nandlal Bose consolidated the first gains of reawakening while Rabindranath Tagore embarked on his own agreements. The contemporary movement was pioneered by Paristrained Amrita Shergil, NS Bendre, KK Hebbar, Binod Bihari Mukherjee,Nirode Mazumdar, etc., later strengthened by MF Hussein, FN Souza,Akbar Padamsee, Gaitonde, Krishan Khanna, Jehangir Sabavala,Swaminathan, Satish Gujral, Bhupen Khakkhar, Tyeb Mehta, VivanSundaram and several others having their individual styles.The modern Indian painting is an artistic hope.
B N SIRCAR
28 MINUTES
B.N. SIRCAR - A BIOGRAPHY
BABA AMTE
20 MINUTES
Baba Amte has dedicated all his life to the service of the lepers and all those hapless ones neglected and exploited by society. As a young man, Amte became a lawyer and practiced at Civil and Criminal Courts in Warora near Nagpur in Maharashtra. During his practice, he felt that what he earned in half an hour of argument as his fee was more than what the average worker earned ina whole month. His feeling of compassion led him towards the service of the downtrodden. He became President of the scavengers' union. Amte was inspired by the ideas of Mahatma Gandhi and Vinoba Bhave. In this biographical film, the great social worker narrates some of his own experiences and his setting up of Anandvan ashram, which as he calls is not a "charitable institution, but it is a Community Development Project for various handicaps. It is a laboratory of Social Experimentation...."
BABA
15 MINUTES
Life story of legendary Sarod player Ustad Alauddin Khan.
BABA JASSA SINGH AHLUWALIA
21 MINUTES
A biographical film on Baba Jassa Singh Ahluwalia. Born in 1718 in a small village, Ahlu near Lahore, Baba Jassa Singh was the great elected commander of the Sikh federation. He defeated many local rulers. One of his spectacular victories was against Salabat Khan, the Mughal faujdar of Amritsar. After clearing Punjab of the invaders, Babaji turned his attention to neighbouring Delhi, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan where also people were suffering at the hands of tyrants. Babaji's long and glorious career came to a close on October 20, 1783. As a mark of rare honor, his last remains were created in the holy precincts of Burj Baba Atal Sahib, Amritsar. Babaji was truly secular in his outlook and his crusade was mainly against foreign rule and religious bigotry.
BABA SHAIKH FARID
17 MINUTES
A film about sufi saint Baba Shaikh Farid of Punjab. Shaikh Farid said, "Those alone are true devotees whose heart is sincerely in love with God. Those indifferent to Him are a burden on earth." Farid-ud-Din Massud was born at Kotwal in Punjab in 1173 AD. As a child he received all his education from his mother Qarsam Bibi. Khwaja Moin-ud-Din Chisti was so impressed with the young Farid that he remarked to Khwaja Qutub-ud-Din Bakhtiar Kaki that Farid was a lamp that will illuminate the Silsilah of Dervishes. The city of Faridkot in Punjab owes its name to Baba Farid, around whom many legends are woven.
BABU RAJENDRA PRASAD
18 MINUTES
A biographical film on the life and work of Dr. Rajendra Prasad,the first President of independent India. Born on 3rd December1884 in Bihar. After studying in a Chhapra district school, he joined the Presidency College of Calcutta. When Gandhiji started Champaran satyagraha, Dr. Prasadjoined him. In 1920, he left his legal practice to throw himself completely into the freedom movement. For innumerable times, he suffered imprisonment. Dr. Prasad gave away everything of hislife to the country, entire life he spent in the service of his people. Dr. Rajendra Prasad died on 28th February, 1963.
BADSHAH KHAN A biographical film on Khan Abdul Ghafar Khan (Badshah Khan). He was also lovingly known as the Frontier Gandhi. This film highlights Badshah Khan's visit to India, when he came to receive the Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Award for International Understanding. This Award was handed over to Badshah Khan by India's President, Mr. V V Giri in 1967. Mahatma Gandhi respected Badshah Khan for his firm belief in the non-violent movement.
BAGHA JATIN
15 MINUTES
A biographical on the philosopher and freedom fighter, Jatindranath Mukherjee. He died fighting the British on the banks of the Buri Balam in Orissa on September 10, 1915. Jatindranath was born in December 1879 in a village of Koya now in Bangaladesh. In 1909 Jatindranath killed a tiger with his bare hands and earned him the nickname of Bagha Jatin or Jatin the Tiger.
BEGUM AKHTAR
17 MINUTES
The film portrays different aspects of the personality of "BegumAkhtar" known as "Gazal and Thumri Queen". Intimate pictorialdepiction of the artist as a housewife and the "Queen of Melodies"has enriched the film.
BHAGAT SINGH
21 MINUTES
BHAND JASHNA
37 MINUTES
Kashmir has a rich tradition of folk theatre - vigorous, musical and strong in social satire as this film shows. It presents glimpses of various traditional folk plays that continue to be performed. However, folk theatre is facing extinction because of the television inroads, coupled with economic pressures
BHARAT NATYAM
13 MINUTES
Technique of Bharat Natyam and various dance numbers.
BHAVAI
16 MINUTES
Bhavai is the folk drama of Gujarat. It is also popular inMarwad in Rajasthan. This art was introduced by a Brahmin,Asait Thakur, in the 15th century AD. Legend connects him to thevillage of Unjha. Ganga, the beautiful daughter of his host andfriend Helala Patel was kidnapped by a Muslim subedar. Asaitpleased the subedar with his music and asked for the release ofGanga as a reward. Even though a Brahmin, he posed himself asthe father of the Patel girl and agreed to dine publicly with herfrom the same plate of Brahmins' his village excommunicated him forthis act. Asait migrated to Unjha. With an urge to express thesocial character of those days he composed about 360 veshas of Bhavaiand with his Bhavaiyas or actors he brought to the people, themes ofsocial, historical and religious importance. This film whileexploring the traditional folk drama hints at its presentstate.
BIRD OF TIME, THE
20 MINUTES
A biographical on Sarojini Naidu, a great poetess and patriot, who, for her enchanting voice and poetry, is known as the Nightangle of India.
BIRJU MAHARAJ
22 MINUTES
The film gives a brief account of the achievements of Kathak dancer, Birju Maharaj. It also brings out some interesting glimpses of BirjuMaharaj's personal life.
BORN 2600 YEARS AGO
10 MINUTES
A short film on the life and teachings of Lord Buddha
BUNDI - A REMINISCENCE
17 MINUTES
Drawing out three hundred-year old history of the Kingdom of Bundi in Rajasthan. Through the visuals of the palaces of princes and their grandeur, the film evokes through poetry, the sentiments of chivalry, love, romance, feminine charm. In a poem, the poet Vidyapati wonders : "Why is the side-long glance so keen? My thoughts touch her breasts.. And love awakens in my heart. When her voice rings in my ears. I want to run away. But my feet refuse to move. How shall I welcome my beloved ? In Bundi, only architecture and paintings remain. 
CALL OF THE FLUTE
18 MINUTES
CAVE TEMPLES OF INDIA - BUDDHIST
10 MINUTES
CAVE TEMPLES OF INDIA - HINDUT
11 MINUTES
CENTURY OF INDIAN ARCHAEOLOGY, A
17 MINUTES, 1961
CHACHA SIR SEEWOOSAGAR RAMGOOLAM - P.M. OF MAURITIUS
38 MINUTES
A biographical film on Sir Seewoosagar Ramgoolam, Prime Minister of Mauritius, which became free on March 12, 1968. Ever since thiseventful day, Sir Seewoosagar Ramgoolam has forged the destiny of Mauritius. The film narrates the overall progress made by Mauritius under his leadership. On the 18th of September, 1976Sir Seewoosagar Ramgoolam was 76.
CHAITANYA MAHAPRABHU
43 MINUTES
A biographical about Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, a great Krishna devotee who spread the message of love 500 years ago. The legend says that Lord Krishna was reborn in the form of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu in 1486.
CHANDRASHEKHAR AZAD
19 MINUTES
A biographical film about Chandrashekhar Azad, India's freedom struggle martyr. Azad was born in a small Madhya Pradesh village of Bhavra in Jhabua dist. on July 23, 1906. Young Azad was terribly moved by the Britishers killing thousands of innocent Indians at Jhalianwala Baug in the Punjab. He whole heartedly plunged into the freedom struggle. He was arrested for his protests against the British rulers. A fearless comrade-in-arms of Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev, Azad was killed in an encounter with the Britishers at Alfred Park in Allahabad. This film shot on locations including Bhavra (Madhya Pradesh), Jhansi, Lucknow, Gorakhpur, Allahabad and Banaras (all in UP) includes intrerviews with Sadashiv Malkaparkar, Shiv Verma, Durga Bhabhi (wife of Bhagwaticharan Vora), etc.
CHARIOT OF THE SUN GOD
20 MINUTES
The 13th century monument at Konark, a temple of the Sun God in theform of a mighty chariot is shown in the film. Although in ruins, thesplendour and beauty of its structural designs is outstanding.
CHHATISGARH Chhatisgarh district in the state of Madhya Pradesh is a culturally fascinating area. It has a rich folk traditions in music and theatre. This film introduces the viewer about various facets of Chhatisgarh.
CHHATRAPATI SHIVAJI
19 MINUTES
The film narrating the story of King Shivaji of Maharashtra, who fought the mighty Mogul empire under Aurangzeb with his small band of soldiers. Shivaji was a master of guerrilla warfare . Added to his military genius it was his personal courage which inspired his soldiers to victory. Among the memoirs of the courtiers, ambassadors and historians, we discover the account of the magnificence of Shivaji's coronation in 1674. Shivaji was born in 1630, when the Nizamshahi kings ruled over most of Northern Maharashtra. The sultan of Bijapur ruled parts of South India. On the coast, Siddis of Abyssinia were dominant. The Portuguese were already opening the doors for colonialism.
CHHAU DANCES OF MAYURABHANJA
36 MINUTES
The film is on the Chhau Dance of Bengal. Chhau reflect both an artistic achievement and a way of life
CHISELLED BEAUTIES OF INDIA, THE
26 MINUTES
A film exploring the temple sculpture traditions of Karnataka. On the picturesque slopes of Badami in Karnataka human hands have hewn out of hard rock magnificent cave temples belonging to 7th and 8th centuries. In the Belur and Gulbarga districts of Karnataka are Jalasangi, Sasava Kalyan and Narona where miniature temples abound in beautifully sculptured female figures. At Bellagavi in Shimoga district where in the early Hoysala temples are found figures of dancers in various poses. Karnataka, as this film shows, had a very fascinating sculptural history.
CHITRAKATHI
19 MINUTES
Pinguli is an old village on the Konkan coast, about 32 km north of Goa. Here, a unique Thakur community of sixty families has preserved for hundreds of years three different folk forms : Chitrakathi, marionettes and leather puppets. Chitrakathi arose in temples, from the Paithan paintings of mythological figuresand the desankritized epics in vibrant Marathi, following Sant Dyaneshwar and the non-Brahmin saints of the Bhakti movement. Thisfilm traces the evolution of Chitrakathi, a folk form available in the Konkan area of Maharashtra, while revealing the transformation being brought about by the modern life.
CITADELS OF CHIVALARY
14 MINUTES
Forts of Rajasthan
CITY THAT JAISAL BUILT, THE
15 MINUTES
The historic city of Jaisalmer in Rajasthan was founded by Raja Jaisalin 1156 AD, when he abandoned his earlier capital of Ludorva, 10 miles away. This film introduces us to this medieval Indian city, itslayout and architecture characterized by the havelis
CHOLA HERITAGE
16 MINUTES
The film highlighting the Dravidian temple architecture and bronze sculpture which attained the creative pinnacle during the rule of the Cholas in the 10th and the 11th centuries. Cholas were great temple builders. The temple of Vijayalaya Cholesvara is one of the finest examples of the early Chola style. The temple of Nagesvara at Kumbakonam is remarkable for the sculptures found in the niches of its outer walls. The Brihadesvara temple at Thanjavur is a landmark in the evolution of building art in India. Among several such unique temples, Tribhuvanam is the last important temple belonging to the Cholas. Besides temple architecture, the bronze sculpture of the Cholas holds a unique place in the field of art. One of the most important and famous of all Hindu icons, that of the cosmic dance of the Nataraja is intimately associated with the Chola bronzes  
CONTEMPORARY INDIAN PAINTING
76 MINUTES
CONTEMPORARY INDIAN SCULPTURE
66 MINUTES
CREATIVE ARTISTS OF INDIA - SATYAJIT RAY
14 MINUTES
C.V. RAMAN
17 MINUTES
A biographical film on CV Raman, India's great scientist. CV Raman was born at Tiruvanaikkaval, near Trichinapally inTamilnadu on November 7, 1888. He had a brilliant academic career. He got the prestigious position of Assistant Accountant General at Calcutta when he was only 18. Later Raman joined the Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science. This Association was founded in 1876 by Mahendra Lal Sarkar for the cultivation of science through original research. CV Raman became world famous for his discovery on the new radiation (the Raman Effect) in 1928.For this discovery he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics on December 11, 1930. He received innumerable international and national awards, including the Bharat Ratna. Prof. CV Raman passed away on November 21, 1970.
DADAJI SADHU VASWANI
18 MINUTES
Sadhu TL Vaswani, popularly known as Dadaji was a mystic, poet, and philosopher. He was instrumental in founding many educational and welfare institutions. Through his practice and teaching he inspired many people to renounce unncessary worldly things, and feeling of brotherhood. Dadaji was in Hyderabad (Sind) on November25, 1879. Dadaji's mother Varandevi was a devotee of Guru Nanak. His father Lilaram, a zamindar was a follower of Goddess Kali. Dadaji's immortal songs and sayings are enshrined in the Nuri Granth.
DADASAHEB GAIKWAD
13 MINUTES
A biographical film on the well known social reformer Padmashri Karmaveer Dadasaheb Gaikwad. Dadasaheb alias Bhaurao Gaikwad was born in a small village of Ambe Dindori, 27 km away from Nasik, into a family of poor mahar peasant. Deeply influenced by the work and philosophy of Mahatma Phule, Dadasaheb Gaikwad devoted his entire life to upliftment of the downtrodden.
DALAI LAMA
13 MINUTES
DAMAYANTI JOSHI
22 MINUTES
This short film is on the life and work of Ms.Damayanti Joshi, the renowned exponent of the Kathak dance form. The word Kathak is derived from kathakar or story-teller. Kathak is the art of story telling. Astory is interpreted through abhinaya - hand gestures, facial expressions and bodily movements. Originally performed in temples, this danceform was later performed in the royal courts. Formerly society girlswere not allowed to take this dance form. But it was through the efforts Ms.Sokhi, wife of Major General Sokhi, such a stigma was eventually removed. Though long years of her hard work has been fruitful,she sees less hope as now students are not prepared to do therigorous 'sadhana' to attain perfection.
DANCE OF SHIVA - A TRIBUTE
22 MINUTES
A film on the life and work of Dr. Anand K. Coomaraswamy, a legendary art critic and historian, who spent his entire life studying and interpreting Asian art and culture for the Western world
DANCE OF GODS
26 MINUTES
DANCES OF ASSAM
16 MINUTES
DANCING FEET, THE
26 MINUTES
   
DASTAN - E - ALAM ARA
20 MINUTES
Made in 1932, India's first talkie was Alam Ara made by Ardesh irIrani (1885-1968). This film (print not in existence) through available stills and a song presents the story of the original film -Alam Ara.
DESH BANDHU CHITTARANJAN DAS
30 MINUTES
A biographical film on Rajendra Prasad who was free India's first President. Rajendra Prasad gave up his legal practice in 1920to join the freedom movement under Mahatma Gandhi. He served imprisonment several times. During his very long spell of imprisonment in Bankipur jail, he wrote an important book called India Divided. He had dedicated his life to the country's freedom movement. When India became independent, Rajendra Prasad became a member of the Constituent Assembly. Deshratna or the Jewel of India, Rajendra Prasad died on February 28, 1963
DEVIL OF DELHI, THE
18 MINUTES
A biographical on Kishav Shankar Pillai, internationally known as Shankar. His early life and uncanny sense of caricaturing, which culminated in the foundation of Shankar's Weekly, are highlighted in this film. His close association with Jawaharlal Nehru eventually enabled him to establish the Children's Book Trust. The film ends with Shankar's dream of establishing an international centre for children. Interviews include Shankar himself, well-known cartoonists, Abu Abraham, Kerala Varma, etc.
DHARATI KI JHANKAR
83 MINUTES
DOCTOR MODI - THE SAINT OF THE SIGHTLESS
12 MINUTES
A biographical on Dr. Muragappa Chenavirappa Modi, a well known opthalmologist who built a modern ophthalmic hospital in Bangalore.Dedicated to the selfless social service, Dr. Modi has saved precious eyesight of thousands of people at free eye camps. In just one camp he operated 6000 to 8000 patients. There were camps where he even operated 15,000 people. Uptil the time of making this film, Dr. Modi must has operated at least 700,000.In Karnataka, people refer to Dr. Modi as "Kannu Kotta Anna" -Our brother who gives eyesight. Dr. Modi won many awards including the Padmashri, and the Padma Bhushan.
DR B.C. ROY
15 MINUTES
A biographical film on Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy, who in the words of Jawaharlal Nehru had "a varied career and has participated in a multitude of activities. In each of them, he has distinguished himself.... Everyone knows about his high ability, his dynamic personality, his tremendous urge to further the public good and the dominant position that he occupied in our public life." Dr. BC Roy was born on July 1, 1882. He was named Bidhan by Keshab Chandra Sen, the founder of the Brahmo Samaj. After studying in London and acquiring MRCP and FRCS, Dr. Ray came under the influence of Chittaranjan Das and Mahatma Gandhi. Dr. Ray became the first Chief Minister of West Bengal in the independent India and continued to hold this post until his death.
DR. BABA SAHEB AMBEDKAR
72 MINUTES, 1991
An elaborate and analytical biographical film on Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, one of the prime architects of the Indian constitution. Dr. Ambedkar dedicated his life for the upliftment of the downtrodden and socially oppressed.
DR. MOHANDAS IQBAL
21 MINUTES
A film about the great Urdu poet, Mohammad Iqbal. He is reminisced by his son Justice Javed Iqbal, who says, "the centenary of AllamaIqbal, my father, which is being celebrated in India and Pakistan shows how his memory is still held in the two countries." Iqbal'sT arana-E-Hind or the Song of India became the battle song of freedom. The poet sang, "Religion does not teach us to hate each other. We're all Indians, and our homeland is this Hindustan of ours. "Gandhiji in one of his Urdu letters wrote, "I have sung this song of Iqbal hundreds of times in jail." Iqbal was a poet of the revolution, who penned innumerable impassioned poems during his life time, which ended on April 21, 1938 when the sun of his glory was at its zenith.
DR. SATYEN BOSE
20 MINUTES
In January 1974, Calcutta celebrated the 50th Anniversary of the "Bose Statistics". In 1924, at the age of thirty Dr. Satyen Bose made an original contribution to theoretical Physics. This biographical film, informs the viewer about the life story of the great scientist, to whom Rabindra Nath Tagore dedicated his work Viswa Parichaya way back in 1937. The Bangiya Vigyan Parishad was founded by Dr. Bose in 1948. In 1958 he became National Professor. A world-renowned scientist, Dr. Bose was also a great humanist. Dr. Bose died on February 4, 1974.
DR. SHIVAJIRAO PATWARDHAN
10 MINUTES
A biographical film on Dr. Shivarjirao Patwardhan who did remarkable work for eradication of leprosy. Dr. Patwardhan was born in a Karnataka village on December 28, 1892. After obtaining degree in Homeopathy, he went to Amravati (Maharashtra) in 1916.On Mahatma Gandhi's call, he plunged into the freedom movement. After independence, he devoted his life to leprosy eradication.
DR. SHRI KRISHNA SINHA
18 MINUTES
A biographical on Dr. Shrikrishna Sinha, who gave up his flourishing legal practice at Mungher in Bihar and plunged body and soul into India's freedom struggle. In 1937, Dr. Sinha became Bihar's Prime Minister and soon after independence, the state's Chief Minister. Popularly known as 'Bihar Keshari', Dr. Sinha was a great scholar and an orator. He was awarded Doctor of Philosophy by the Patna University. Dr. Sinha died in 1961, when he was the Chief Minister of Bihar.
DR. VISVESVARAYA
19 MINUTES
DR. VISVESVARAYA - A BIOGRAPHY
DR. ZAKIR HUSAIN - A LIFE OF DEDICATION
8 MINUTES
DR. ZAKIR HUSAIN - A LIFE OF DEDICATION
DREAM TAKES WINGS, A
16 MINUTES
A biographical documentary on Dadasaheb Phalke, the Father of Indian Cinema, produced to coincide with the Phalke birth Centenary year.
DRUMS OF MANIPUR
11 MINUTES
EK AKAR (A FORM) A short biographical dealing with the life and work of the legendary documentary film maker - S. Sukhdev, or Sukh as his friends called him. Born on October 1, 1933 at Dehradun, Sukhdev learnt film making from Paul Zill, the noted German documentary film maker who made India his home. Right from his first film Evolution and Races of Man, Sukhdev made his mark. And Miles to Go, After the Eclipse, India 67, and Nine Months to Freedom, a monumental record of the birth of Bangladesh are some of his noted films. Awarded Padmashree by the Government of India in 1968 Sukhdev made over 25 major documentary films and received some 31 national and international awards and citations.  
ELEPHANT MOTIF IN INDIAN SCULPTURE, THE
17 MINUTES
The elephant concept was adopted by the Indian sculpture and rendered into thousands of idealistic visions. The earliest carving of an elephant is found on an Ashokan edict in Bhuvaneshvar dates back to the 2nd century BC. During the periodof Karayala kings of Orissa, elephant motif was popular. The elephant motif was widely used in the temple architecture during the7th century. One can see it in the Parashurameshwara temple in Bhuvaneshwar, in the Virupakshaswamy temple at Pattadakal in Karnataka, in Mahabalipuram in Tamilnadu and in many Karnataka temples
FAITH AND ART
14 MINUTES
Masjid-e-Sabz or the Green Mosque in Balkh, Afghanistan, is a tomb of the great sufi saint Khwaja Abu Nasr Parsa. Built more than 600 years ago, this mosque has witnessed vagaries of weather. It was also rattled by earthquakes. It needed to be saved from further damage. Experts of the Archaeological Survey of India were invited to Afghanistan to conduct the intricate restoration operations. This film reveals the architectural beauty of the mosque and other monuments in Afghanistan, while describing the work of the Indian experts.
FEMININE FASHIONS IN INDIA
9 MINUTES
Colorful costumes of Indian women
FIRAQ GORAKHPURI
19 MINUTES
The film deals with the life and works of the famous Urdu poet ShriRaghupati Sahai "Firaq Gorakhpuri".
FLAME BURNS BRIGHT, THE (L.V.)
40 MINUTES
Film on Subhash Chandra Bose, who founded the Indian National Army(INA) or the Azad Hind Fauz, of which he assumed personal command on25th July, 1943 to fight the British imperialists. Its Supreme Command Headquarters was established at Rangoon. This film includes Netaji's speech in Germany where he addressed the Indian Independence meeting in Berlin. Some of Netaji's colleagues recall their association with him. Subhash Chandra Bose was a valiant fighter for India's freedom. He gave to his soldiers of the INA a common language and common purpose. He was the man who banished casteism and provincialism from the INA. Subhash Chandra Bose lives in the hearts of his people like an eternal flame that burns bright.....
FLASHBACK
22 MINUTES
The film showing the father of documentary, John Grierson talking about the documentary and its function in India : "You may remember in the history of actuality... documentary, I find out that with all your persuasions, in all your grandeurs.... Claims for yourself, in all your filthy little prizes from all the filthy little festivals in the world, you have only reached a hundred and twenty or a hundred thirty million people. That's peanuts. You have got 550 million in thiscountry, and that's where your contact is .... that's where the big-time is....that's where your future is." Grierson addressed the Indian documentary film-maker. While eliciting the views of Ezra Mir and Sukhdev, the role of Films Division is also highlighted in a nutshell
FLYING SIKH
14 MINUTES
The film depicts life and activities of Mikha Singh, his Childhood,his exciting career as an athlet and as the Deputy Director of Sports,Govt. of Punjab.
FOLK DANCES OF INDIA
11 MINUTES
A film on folK dancers of India assembled in Delhi to take part in Republic Day celebration and their stay in Delhi, life in the camp and their dances.
FOLK DANCES OF MADHYA PRADESH
13 MINUTES
   
FOLK DANCES OF GOA
35 MINUTES, COLOR
 A documentary showing the cultural mix of the Goan life through the folk dances of Goa. The "Dhalo" of the Gawdas and the dance ofthe Kunbis who were the earliest setters of Goa; the "Mando" of the Goan Christians, "Corridenho" of the Portueguese origin, the Dassera dance of the Dangars, who are goat herds, the "Ghode Modni" of theRanes and the wonderful "Tonya Mel" or the harvest dance  
     
FOLK DANCES OF SAURASHTRA
13 MINUTES
   
FOLK MEMOIR
18 MINUTES
 Demonstrating the examples of the folk art preserved in Gurusaday Museum of Calcutta, this film shows various artifacts collected from different parts of undivided Bengal. Some of these include, the spiral of "Kalachakra" or the symbol of time past and time future. "Alpana" is the traditional painting on the floor by women. "Kantha" used old fabrics joined with coloured thread (kantha) began with the traditional motif of central Lotus. The Islamic kanthahas taken motifs from day-to-day life. It took three generations to complete a kantha. The simple folk and his uninhabited art, the melodies of Patua sangeet, stories of Brata, the traditional dolls.  
FOLK MUSIC OF BENGAL
11 MINUTES
An interesting film on the folk music of Bengal
FOLK PAINTINGS OF ORISSA
7 MINUTES
Folk painting of Orissa is very rich and varied. It still survives because of the dedicated work of folk painters there and patronage given by the pilgrims who visit the places of worship in this state of the famous Konark temple
FOLK SONGS OF INDIA-SERIAL I (SONGS OF MAHARASHTRA-I)
9 MINUTES
FOLK SONGS OF INDIA-SERIES I (SONGS OF MAHARASHTRA-II)
13 MINUTES
FORGOTTEN EMPIRE
12 MINUTES
FRAME WITHIN THE FRAME
161 MINUTES, COLOR
Frame within the Frame is a film that presents the entire history of Indian cinema in all its variety and versatility, its glory and greatness. The history of Indian cinema dates back toMay 18, 1912 when the first Indian story film Raja Harishchandra made by Dadasaheb Phalke (now regarded as the father of Indian cinema) was screened in Bombay. Through clippings of several landmark films in the Indian film history and interviews with PK Nair, Director, National Film Archives of India and several other prominent practicing as well retired producers, actors, directors, etcthis film analyses the fascinating history of Indian cinema that has been emerging in various languages of the country, and in various forms. A very interesting and analytical perspective of the ever-evolving Indian cinema is developed in this comprehensive film.
FROM THE LAND OF BUDDHISM
- TO THE LAND OF BUDDHA
19 MINUTES, COLOR
Story of Dalai Lama's flight to exile - the spiritual leader of Tibet.
FRONTIER GANDHI, THE
20 MINUTES
A biographical film on Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan, popularly known as the Frontier Gandhi. He was born in Ashtanagar in the village of Utmanzai in Peshawar district in 1890. Abdul Ghaffar was the first youth from his village to be sent to school. During the agitation of the Rowlatt Act in 1919 in the North West Frontier Province, he found himself in jail. In 1920 he went to Delhi to take part in the Khilafat Conference in which Mahatma Gandhi,Maulana Azad and many prominent Muslims participated. Later Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan asked the people of the NWFP to take part in the civil disobedience movement led by Gandhiji. In 1929 hehad formed the Khudai Khidmatgar, or the Servants of God for service to the country and the community. When Gandhiji was assassinated on January 30, 1948 Ghaffar Khan said, "He was the only ray of light to help us through these dark days."
FUTURE CANVASS
15 MINUTES
A film about the evolving modern art in India as articulated by some leading painters. Painters such as Ramchandran, Hebbar, Shantal, AtlabAkbar Padamsee, Vivan Sundaram, Tyeb Mehta and few other young artistsand art students participate in the dialogue on the contemporary environment and conditions that influence development of art in the countryThe artists crystalise their ideas about the future of younger generation of artists - their 'future canvas'.
GAGANENDRANATH TAGORE - PAINTER OF MYSTERIES
12 MINUTES
Nephew of Rabindranath Tagore, Gaganendranath Tagore was also a younger brother of the well-known painter Abanindranath. He developed deep love for painting from very early age. Later he learnt the Japanese technique of light brushwork under Count Okakura. His landscapes, oil paintings on the life of Saint Chaitanya and even cartoons reflect a very personal style. After he saw Kandinsky's work in Calcutta in 1920, Gaganendranath turned to cubism, but he redeemed cubism from its geometric frigidity by turning it into an emotional adventure. This was followed by chiaroscuro, filled with mysterious suggestiveness. The artist who was struck down by paralysis, did a painting a few days before his death in 1938 at the age of 71. This painting is significantly called "The Death of an Artist".
GANDHI - A UNIVERSAL MAN
10 MINUTES
GANDHIJI - AN EMERGING REALITY
36 MINUTES
GANDHIJI - THE EMERGING PERSONALITY
35 MINUTES, COLOR
Starting with Mahatma Gandhi's funeral, this documentary narrates the life story. Using historic black and white and color footages of United Nation's tribute to this great man.
GANDHIJI THROUGH THE EYES OF A CARTOONIST
9 MINUTES
Gandhiji lived on on the 10 principles he had set for himself:
Truth
Love
Chastity
Restraint of the Appetites
Possession only of Essentials
One's bread must be earned by the sweat of one's brow
Man's duty is to serve his neighbor
Equality of Mankind
Equality of all the Great Faiths of the World
Fearlessness
GANGUBAI HANGAL
31 MINUTES
A biographical film on the foremost woman vocalist of the KiranaGharana of Hindustani classical music, Gangubai Hangal. Gangubai'sfamily came from the village Hangal but she has been living in thetwin city of Dharwar and Hubli in North Karnataka. Gangubai learntmusic under Sawai Gandharva. She had to face many odds in those days.The Kirana Gharana has been the foremost in synthesising theCarnatic music with the Hindustani. Ustad Abdul Karim Khan who couldsing the Carnatic ragas with a typical flavour of the Carnatic stylesinging. Ragas such Hamsadhvani, Kalavati,and Kanada have now become part of the Hindustani classic musicrepertoire. Abhogi, a variation of the raga Kanada is part ofGangubai's favourite ragas. This film inlucdes an interview withGangubai Hangal
G. D. MADGULKAR
45 MINUTES
A biographical on GD Madgulkar, one of the great modern poets of Maharashtra. Born on October 1, 1919, Gajanan Digambar Madgulkar was not only a poet but he was also a lyricist, a playwright, actor and orator GD Madgulkar entered the world of films in March 1938 at Kolhapur. Gadima, as he is widely known in Maharashtra, wrote story,s creenplay, dialogues and songs for V. Shantaram's film on people's poet Ramjoshi. In this film he also played the leading role of Mudgal Shastri. Between 1942 and 1957, Gadima was an indivisible part in over 70 films. The Sangit Natak Akademy honored him with an award for the best film writer. It was Gadima who had written the story and dialogue for V. Shantaram's film Do Ankhen Barah Haath, which won recognition at international film festivals. GD Madgulkar's contribution to Marathi literature is extremely significant.
GHALIB
22 MINUTES
GHALIB KI DILLI 
70 MINUTES, COLOR
IN URDU/HINDI
Delhi of the poet Mirza Ghalib's times
GIRIJA DEVI
60 MINUTES, COLOR
A glimpse of her life and work. She represents the Banaras Gharana of singers. She is adept at different genres of Hindustani vocal music including Khyal, Thumri, Dadra, Chaiti and Kajari, but she excels in the Poorab ang Thumri. In fact, she's the last living 'queen of thumri'.

Her father Ramdeo Rai was a local Zaminadar and interested in classical Indian music. He initiated his daughter's musical training when she was five years old. Her gurus were Pandit Sarju Prasad Mishra and Shrichand Mishra. Her first public recital (1949) from All India Radio, Allahabad, followed by recitals from stage at Arrah, Bihar, were highly appreciated. During her active singing career, she has rendered her recitations in several parts of India, as also in other parts of the world, including the USA, the former USSR, and several countries of Europe.

In recognition of her contributions in the field of music, the Government of India has conferred on her the Padma Shri (1972), and the Padma Bhushan (1989), which are among the highest civilian awards of the Republic of India. Her contributions have also been recognized by various circles, and she has also received an honorary D. Litt. From the Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapeeth.
GITA GOVINDAM
16 MINUTS, COLOR
The Gita Govindam of Jaydev is a unique work in Sanskrit literature. It can be read purely as a long poem. But it is also an unexpected fusion of poetry and music, with specific raags and taals, dance and drama. It is one of the earliest examples ofwhat the 20th century likes to term a multimedia performance. This film presents the temple of Golden Gouranga at Navadwip in Bengal. Recital of songs from the Gita Govindam is part of daily ritual here. In the early 16th century, the presence ofthe mystic seer of Sri Chaitanya turned Navadwip into a leading centre of Vaishnavism. Hundreds of palm leaf manuscripts from Orissa illustrate every shade and nuance of this epic poem. In the17th and 18th centuries, Gita Govindam provided important motifs for all the schools of Rajasthani painting, as this film demonstrates.
GLIMPSES OF ASSAM
12 MINUTES
This documentary reveals the beauty that abounds in the little known land of the Khasis and the Nagas, and deals with their occupations, their feasts and festivities. The state of Assam is fringed by Bhutan, Manipur, Burma and East Pakistan with shillong as the capital. The film also shows the fascinating Naga dance held on the occasion of Sekrenyi Genna, when these hardly people deck themselves in colouful costumes and headgear.
GLIMPSES OF GANDHIJI
11 MINUTES
GLIMPSES OF INDIA I (EASTERN REGION)
14 MINUTES, COLOR
Covers cities of Calcutta, Patna, Gauhati, Kohima town. Faith in religion, Bodhgaya where Buddha lived, Nalanda University, busy Calcutta port
GLIMPSES OF INDIA II (CENTRAL REGION)
11 MINUTES, COLOR
Covers cities of central India, Buddhist temples, Jaganath temple, temples of Khajuraho, festivals, architecture, industry, crafts, Hirakud Dam, 
GLIMPSES OF INDIA III (SOUTHERN REGION)
15 MINUTES, COLOR
Southern India with its fine coastline, places of historic interestand temples is outlined in the film. Also included are the arts andcrafts of the region as well as the dances and the culture that stillprevail
GLIMPSES OF INDIA IV (NORTHERN REGION)
11 MINUTES, COLOR
Covers cities of central India, Buddhist temples, Jaganath temple, temples of Khajuraho, festivals, architecture, industry, crafts, Hirakud Dam, 
GLIMPSES OF INDIA V (WESTERN REGION)
11 MINUTES, COLOR
Covers land of Southern India from Kanyakumari to the city of Madras. Shows South Indian temples, Mahabalipuram, fabulous boat race, Bharatnatyama, Kathakali of Kerala, colorful festivals of Dussehra and Onam
GLIMPSES OF INDIAN CINEMA 1913 - 1963
22 MINUTES
First fifty years of Indian film industry
GLORY OF HAMPI
12 MINUTES
Hampi, a charming little village in Karnataka. The capital ofthe great Vijayanagar Empire from 14th to 16th century. Today famous for its legendary history and remains of its beautiful architecture and artefacts. A veritable museum of rich historical relics, this film presents.
GLORY OF KONARAK, THE
20 MINUTES
The splendor of ancient Indian architecture is seen in this film. In the temple of Konark, built in the 13th century sculptured figures still maintain their inherent beauty
GOA
14 MINUTES
The documentary presents glimpses of the Union Territory of Goa famed for its enchanting natural settings. Besides beauty spots and seabeach, the film brings to the screen two famous churches, the Sea Cathedral and the Basilica of Bom Jesus and the Hindu temples of Shri Mangesh
GOPAL DEUSKAR
21 MINUTES
This film unfolds the career of Gopal Deuskar, the eminent portrait painter, who has distinguished himself in the princely palaces before India's independence, and has also excelled himself in painting for posterity the portraits of great personalities of the freedom movement. luminaries of justice as also barons of industry. Whilecommenting on the present state of art education, the painter says, "The present education in art contributes nothing to give solid grounding, that is required most to enter into the profession of an artist. I don't blame the teachers, neither the students. Today it is more or less a crime to paint academically or realistically."
GOTAMA - THE BUDDHA
84 MINUTES
Story of Gautama - The Buddha. The story of the heritage we cherish told through the ancient art-relics of India and Asia.
GRACE AND BEAUTY
13 MINUTES, COLOR
Shows grace and beauty of human form through gymnastic, dance forms, ring dance by girs.
GURBANI
11 MINUTES
Sikhism upholds Guru Nanak's guiding principle of Ek Onkar, i.e. there is only one God. Guru Nanak traveled throughout India to spread his message of love and brotherhood, of casteless society. He was always accompanied by a Hindu and a Muslim, Bala and Mardana, they were branches of the same tree of oneness. Guru Arjun Dev compiled the Holy Granth Saab and installed it at Harmandir Saab in 1604. Apart from the teachings of the Sikh Gurus, the unique Granth Saab includes the spiritual experiences of many men from different parts of India. The words contained in Guru Granth Saab are known as Gurbani.
GURU AMARDAS
18 MINUTES
A biographical film highlighting the life and teachings of Guru Amardas, third in the line of Gurus of the Sikh faith. He was born in the village of Bhasarke in what is now the district of Amritsar. His father's name was Tej Bhan and mother's Bakht Kaur. Guru Amardas was born in the year 1479, ten years after the birth of Guru Nanak. In 1574, Guru Amardas was called into the fold of God. His memory is recalled in the "Sadd" or the great call composed by his grandson Baba Sundar.
GURU CHENGANNUR
19 MINUTES
Guru Chengannur Raman Pillai, the greatest living exponent of Kathakaliwas born in Chengannur, a village in Kerala in 1884. He received his early training under Thakazi Kesava Panikkar and Ambalapouza KunjuKrishna Panikkar. Chengannur's figure and face were such that all his roles were endowed with striking beauty. Guru Chengannur has trained generations of great Kathakali artistes in his lifetime. He received the most coveted awards in India, including the Sangit Natak Akademy Award (1964), and Padmashree (1971). At the age of 42, he was made a member of the Royal Kathakali Troupe maintained by the Maharaja of Travancore  
GURU TEGH BAHADUR
17 MINUTES
On April 1, 1621 was born to Guru Hargobind his youngest son, Tegh Bahadur, popularly known as Hind ki Chader or the protective mantle of India. Guru Hargobind invoked Akal Parkh to bestow on the child unflinching courage to fight the forces of evil and work for the establishment of truth and Dharma. This film narrates the life and teaching of Guru Tegh Bahadur, the 9th Guru of the Sith, who sacrificed himself for the cause of Dharma on the spot where now stands Gurdwara Seesganj.
HARINDRANATH - THE VERSATILE
33 MINUTES
Harindranath Chattopadhyay was a versatile poet, painter, dancer, singer, actor and also a politician. This film which was made during his life time, presents Harinda (as he was popularly called) and his philosophy of life. Born April 2, 1898 at Hyderabad, Harinda was honored with the Padma Bhushan by the Government of India in 1973, Harinda draws his autobiographical sketches in this film
HIGH ABOVE THE DUST
19 MINUTES
The monarchs are dead, and all that remains is dust. But high above the dust, stand the monuments they built. This film depicts the grandeur of Islamic architecture in India
HILL TEMPLES OF GUJARAT
14 MINUTES
HOMAGE, A
11 MINUTES
This film records Chhatrapati Shivaji's 300th death anniversary functions held at the Raigad Fort. Shivaji founded his kingdom based upon the principle of justice & equality. The concept of Swarajya or complete independence was Shivaji's avowed goal. It was in Raigad, he was crowned Chhatrapati. For several years, it remained his seat of power. And finally, it was here he was cremated. Shivaji took his oath while ascending the throne in the following words :. "I am the sovereign. I am the protector of the earth. All the children of the earth are in my care. But if I should fail my people, I swear in. the holy name of God. Let my power be taken away from me."
HOMAGE TO LAL BAHADUR SHASTRI
9 MINUTES, 1967
HOMAGE TO SCULPTOR
14 MINUTES
A biographical short on the leading sculptor Adi Davierwalla. Davierwalla was a self-taught sculptor and early in his career he was more immediately open to all kinds of influences. He continued to explore possibilities of steel and did not altogether stopworking out classical themes. In 1968, Davierwalla got a Rockefeller Fellowship and could spend a long time in the United States. This experience influenced him to work in more varied and contemporary materials. In one of his drawing books shown in this film, we find the sculptor revealing his inner self. On the last page he wrote about 10.5 ft. tall torso, completed in June 1975 :"I dedicate this humble sculpture to the women of India, to the sublime sculptures of the temple, to the women in streets and infields...." Davierwalla died at the age of 53.
HOMAGE TO SWAMI KRISHNANANDA
55 MINUTES
HOMI BHABHA - A SCIENTIST IN ACTION
22 MINUTES
Film on one of the greatest nuclear scientists of India - Homi Bhabha, who was an institution in himself. This film shows the violin-maestro Yehudi Menuhin, scientists Prof. MGK Menon, Prof. Udgaonkar, Mr.Sethna, Dr.Ramanna, Mr.Shiva, Dr. Gopal, Mr.Vasudevachar, Mr.JJ Bhabha, Ms.Indira Gandi and Ms. Bety Bhabha talking about Homi Bhabha. According to Menuhin, Bhabha 'thought a philosophy of Truth in life and he thought as an artist in action. "Bhabha laid the nuclear and atomic foundation of modern India. When the UN decided to convene a conference on the peaceful uses of atomic energy at Geneva in 1955, Homi Bhabha was unanimously elected as the Chairman of the Conference. His Presidential address was notable for long-range predictions.
HOYSALA AND CHALUKYAN ARCHITECTURE OF KARNATAKA
18 MINUTES
HUSSAIN
17 MINUTES, 1980
Husain is a painter of our time. In his work there is no dilemma of being born between tradition and modernity, Indianess and Westerness. Maqbul Fida Husain was born in the town of Sholapur. His grandfather was a tinsmith, his father a clerk. The family suffered heavily at the time of depression. Husain's schooling ended early and attempts to take up professions such as tailoring failed. However, an attempt to train him as a priest eventually led Husain to take deep interest in Islamic literature and calligraphy. His painting life began when he migrated to Bombay in 1937 at the age of 22. For many years, he painted gigantic billboards which announced the glories of the Bombay cinema. Husain has become a living legend now. This film shows various works of the painter, while presenting his preoccupations as an artist
I AM 100 YEARS YOUNG PART 1 AND 2
134 MINUTES
Released to commemorate 100 years of world cinema, this 1980 film documents the history of Indian cinema.
IN COMPANY OF BIRDS
22 MINUTES
A biographical film on the world renowned ornithologist Dr. Salim Moizuddin Abdul Ali (Dr.Salim Ali). Born in Bombay on 12th November,1896, Salim's interest in birds began when at the age of ten he had shot a sparrow with his air gun. Later he was introduced to the Bombay Natural History Society by his uncle. Salim Ali spent his lifetime in company of birds. To his credit are many original contribution to the study of bird life in India. The great ornithologist and environmentalist, Salim Ali has also penned many erudite and informative articles on the subject. The film shows Salim Ali, in the autumn of his life, in great company of birds
INDIAN COBRA, THE
10 MINUTES, COLOR
Considered as personification of evil in the western world it is revered in India - a part of life, a part of creation, a part of religion..
INDIAN THEATER
101 MINUTES
 This interesting movie documents a variety of theatrical forms popular in India.  
INDIRA GANDHI, PRIME MINISTER OF INDIA
14 MINUTES, 1968
INDIRA PRIYADARSHINI
43 MINUTES, 1988
A biographical film covering the life of the Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. Mahatma Gandhi called her Priyadarshini. Indira Gandhi was profoundly influenced by his father's writing as indicated in this film. She received the Bharat Ratna, India's highest honor.
INDIRA'S VISION Like her father Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira Gandhi had a scientific temper and very broad worldview. She believed in peace and prosperity for all. Besides shaping India's foreign policy as envisaged by her father, she provided India its strong industrial and scientific foundation
INNER EYE
BY SATYAJIT RAY
22 MINUTES
This short film brings out the varied aspects of the famous blind painter Shri Binode Behari Mukherji. Shri Binode Behari even after his blindness in the later part of his life has created beautiful paintings through his inner eye. Satyajit Ray has portrayed the great personality of this blind painter with subtle touches and master handling.
INSPIRED ART OF THE SCULPTOR
20 minutes
Intricate carving done by skilled hands at the Dilwara temple at Mt. Abu are shown in the film. It also takes us on a pilgrimage of Sravanabelgola, Known for the Gomata colossus, a sculpture of rare value.
I POINT TO INDIA
1977
A film about the great German scholar and indologist, Max Mueller -   his life and work
ISHWAR CHANDRA VIDYASAGAR
22 MINUTES
Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar. This film reconstructs his life with the help of his autobiography, personal letters and interviews with sociologists and heads of institutions with which Vidyasagar was connected. Vidyasagar was born on June 1, 1829 in Bengal. Interviews include : Bishnupada Bhattacharya, Benoy Ghosh, Dr. Digvijay Dutta (Principal, Vidyasagar College), Gautam Chattopadhya, etc
JAGADGURU SRICHANDRACHARYA
22 MINUTES
Among many religious groups in India, since ancient time there is a community of sadhus called Udasins whose beginning goes back to the time of Sri Sanat Kumar. For long time, this community and its values were without any representative until Sri Srichandracharya joined the movement, revitalized it with renewed force of knowledge and tapasya. Born in 1494 AD and having lived for over 150 years Srichandra was worshipped by thousands of devotees. Here is his biography.
JAIN TEMPLES OF INDIA
16 MINUTES
HINDI
JALLIANWALA BAGH Deals with massacre of Jalianwala Bagh in the land of five rivers - Punjab. The granary of India, the land of rugged people of farmers and soldiers. Land of universal truth of the Great Sikh Gurus like Guru Nanak for whom the Himalayas and Mecca Medina were equally sacred.  On April 9, Hindus, Muslims and Sikhs of Punjab jointly celebrated Ramnaumi and took out a huge procession against the British atrocities. This awakening of national unity alarmed the British government. Without any warning the military under the command of General Dyer opened fire on the people gathered in Jalianwala Bagh to hear their leaders. 
JATRA - FOLK THEATRE OF BENGAL
19 MINUTES, COLOR
Chaitanya Deb, the great Vaishnava saint of the late 15th century renounced domestic bliss to take to the path of Bhakti or devotion to Krishna. Deb went into religious ecstacy as he sang and danced in the streets with his followers. This singing with dramatic elements gradually came to be known as Jatra which menas "to go in procession." Jatra, which has undergone various transformations till now, is familiar to the state of Bengal in India. Female roles have been traditionally played by men, but now women have started playing female roles themselves. Jatra is the most adaptable and improvisable theatre. Its themes have also undergone a revolutionary change. Playwright, director, actor Utpal Dutt has been enacting Jatra plays for spreading revolutioionary messages across Bengal. Jatra mirrors the whole life of people of Bengal - their rituals, beliefs, customs, legends, philosophy, political struggles...
J P
22 MINUTES
A biographical on Jayaprakash Narayan, who was theLoknayak or hero of the people. Jayaprakash Narayan fought against the Emergency which was declared on June 25, 1975. The film has several talkie excerpts of the Loknayak.
JAWAHARLAL NEHRU 1889-1964
21 MINUTES, 1973
This film briefly shows the life and time of Pandit Nehru between time he was elected as a President of Lahore Congress 1929 to his death in1964.
JAWAHARLAL NEHRU AND HIS VISION
1981
Replenished with Jawaharlal Nehru's talkie, this film vividly depicts various phases of his life, including his study at the Harrow and the Cambridge, his renouncing lucrative legal practice and plunging whole heartedly into India's freedom movement. Jawaharlal Nehru became independent India's first Prime Minister. His contribution to India's international policy and peace has been historic, as this film records with relevant events.
JAWAHARLAL NEHRU - THE UNIVERSAL MAN
43 MINUTES, 1990
A film sketch of Jawaharlal Nehru, independent India's first Prime Minister and the builder of modern India, emerging through various interviews with him.
JEWEL OF MANIPUR
17 MINUTES
 From dances of Manipur to its crafts, markets, fish industry and modern power houses. The film ends with the divine dance of Radha and Krishna  
JYOTI PRASAD THE VERSATILE GENIUS
72 MINUTES, 1998
KAILASH
8 MINUTES
KAILASH AT ELLORA
18 MINUTES
KALEIDOSCOPE
15 MINUTES
   
KAMALA NEHRU
22 MINUTES, 1985
An autobiographical on the late Kamala Nehru. She was born in Delhi in August, 1899. She met Jawaharlal Nehru in 1916 at the Congress Session in Lucknow. Kamala and Jawaharlal married on February 8, 1916. Kamala Nehru came to stay with the Nehrus at Anand Bhavan in Allahabad. She was 17 and Jawaharlal was 26 then. With Jawaharlal, Kamala also immersed herself in India's freedom struggle. On November 19, 1917 was born Priyadarshini Indira, their daughter. Between 1920 and 1923, Jawaharlal was in prison for 350 days. In the meantime, Kamala's health went on deteriorating. But despite ill health, she was actively involved in the country's freedom movement led by Mahatma Gandhi. She was arrested in January 1931 at Anand Bhavan. Ill health broke her down. She died on February 28, 1936 in Switzerland where she was being nursed in a sanatorium.
KAMALADEVI CHATTOPADHYAY -TRIBUTE TO HER LIFE AND WORK
19 MINUTES
"I left the highway of politics to step into the sidelane of constructive work. Fieldwork with the artisans, the artists, those who create and produce that mankind may live and grow, not on bread alone, but on things of beauty which uplift and raise us above the petty things of everyday life," said Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay. Born on April 3, 1903 in Mangalore, Kamala came in contact with the poet-actor Harindranath in Madras. They fell in love and got married in 1919. Covering interviews with Kamaladevi herself, this film draws an interesting sketch of her life and work.
KANAKA - PURANDARA
49 MINUTES
An autobiographical about the saints Kanaka and Purandara who led the Bhakti movement in Karnatka. Purandara was born Srinivasa Nayaka. Purandara was a Brahmin, Kanaka a shphered by birth. The distinguishing feature of the Bhakti movement was that for the first time in India, theology was spoken in a language other than Sanskrit. It was spoken in the mother tongue of the local people. The Bhakti movement in Hampi was led by Vysateertha. Vyasateertha headed a monastic organization called Vyasakoota, which conducted its debates in Sanskrit. This made it a narrowly sectarian and frequently degenerated into avid scholasticism. Another group emerged out of it - Dasakoota, which rejected considerations of caste, class and privilege. The Dasakoota members spoke in people's language, Kannada. Kanaka and Purandara belonged to Dasakoota.
KATHAK
21 MINUTES
   
KAZI NAZRUL ISLAM
22 MINUTES
Kazi Nazrul Islam was a rebel poet of Bengal whose pen spat fire in the `twenties' and `thirties', the fiery years of Indian politics. It depicts the Poet's life and his dedication to the cause of freedom and secularism.
K. D. SINGH (BABU)
16 MINUTES
This short film gives an account of the outstanding achievements in the field of hockey by shri Babu and presents a few glimpses of his personal life.
KHAJURAHO (1002 AD)
18 MINUTES
Khajurao, the abode of gods, originally visualized by the Chandela Rajputs over a thousand years ago, situtates itself in the midst of theforests of Bundelkhand, surrounded by the Vindyachal mountains. The Chandela Rajputs wanted to create heaven on earth at Khajurao. In the temple sculptures, the spirit of Bhakti, of adoration holds the mind. Though dominated by the temples of Siva and Vishnu, in this temple town of Khajurao, there are also influences of Jainism, Buddhism and Tantrik cult. In the sculptures chiseled by anonymous hands evoke the classical poetry of India  
KHAJURAHO
20 MINUTES, 1956
Temples of Khajuraho
KHUSRAU - A NAME TO BE REMEMBERED
14 MINUTES
A brief biography of the Sufi poet Amir Khusrau.
KINGDOM OF GODS
71 MINUTES
   
KONARAKA
21 MINUTES
Konaraka temples
KRISHAN CHANDER
21 MINUTES
This film introduces one of the most prominent and progressive writers of India, Krishan Chander. His literary works such as Panch Loafer, Daani, Mahalaxmi ka Pool are described. The film also introduces Joe Ansari and KA Abbas, two writer friends of Krishan Chander, to whom he narrates his biography. Krishan Chander's short stories and novels have been translated into sixty languages of the world. In 1955, he had gone as a member of the Indian film delegation to China. Government of India awarded him the Padma Bhushan.
KRISHNANTTAM
18 MINUTES
Krishnanattam, the unique dance drama of Kerala is based on Krishnageeti, the highly acclaimed poetic work in Sanskrit composed by Raja Manaveda, the Zamorin of Calicut. Written in the year 1653 AD, Manaveda's Krishnageeti is essentially invocationali n nature. It covers the entire life of Lord Krishna from his birth to ascention in eight stories. Krishnanattam is performed mostly at the famous Krishna temple of Guruvayoor. This film demonstrates the dance form while explaining its features  
LALA LAJPAT RAI
22 MINUTES
LALA LAJPAT RAI
LAST RAJA, THE
22 MINUTES
A film about King Himmat Singh of Madhya Pradesh and his survivors. Himmat Singh was a child when the British put him on the throne of Bijna. He was a pious man. His son Chhatrapati Singh was a great music-lover and scholar. When he ascended the throne in 1956, he came not with the scepter and sword but with the pakhvaj (a percussion instrument). Chhatrapati's only son, Suryapratap, a married man, has a daughter Chandra who has a master's degree in music. Chhatrapati's youngest brother, Vijay Bahadur Singh, served in the army. Raja Himmat Singh's second son, Lokendra became a Gandhian and a freedom fighter. Under the tutelage of Vinoba Bhave, Lokendra worked to persuade dacoits to surrender arms and change their way of life. Much of the land that once belonged to the king of Bijna now belongs to the people.
LAND OF DANCING SHIVA
10 MINUTES
LIFE LONG WARRIOR, A
14 MINUTES
A biographical film on a revolutionary freedom fighter, Pandurang Mahadeo Bapat who was born on November 12, 1880 in the village of Parner in Maharashtra. Bapat had his school education in Parner and in Pune, at the New English School founded by Lokmanya Tilak. Unfortunately an outbreak of plague interrupted his studies. Later he resumed his education at the Ahmednagar High School. He then joined the Deccan College at Pune. When he was in Edinburgh (1904) for higher studies, he met revolutionaries and learnt to use firearms to free India from the British rule. Back home he plunged into revolutionary activities. Bapat had an extremely comprehensive ideas about revolutionary movement, as Comrade Srinivas Sardesai recollects. Pandurang Mahadeo Bapat is now known as Senapati Bapat for his fearless fight against the British colonialists. Interviews with his son Vaman and daughter-in-law Tarabai are included. Senapati Bapat died on November 27, 1967. 
LIVING WITH BIRDS
27 MINUTES
A film drawing an autobiographical sketch of the world renowned ornithologist, Dr.Salim Moizuddin Abdul Ali (Dr.Salim Ali).Dr.Salim Ali was born in Bombay on November 12, 1896. His interest in birds began at the age of ten when he shot a sparrow. His shikari uncle Amiruddin Tayabji directed him to the Bombay Natural History Society where its secretary WS Millard identified the unusual sparrow and kindled the young Salim Ali's interest in birds. Salim Ali then devoted his entire life to the study of birds. For his great contribution to ornithology, he received the Order of the Golden Ark from the Prince of Netherlands in 1973, while President of India had already conferred upon his Padma Bhushan way back in 1958. He was also the first non-Britisher to receive Gold Medal of the British Ornitholigists' Union in 1967. Following birds, Dr. Salim visisted the remotest corners of the country, often on foot. The Bharatpur sanctuary near Agra, the centre of the Bombay Natural History Society's migration study was under Dr. Salim Ali's direction for many years. When this film was made Dr. Salim Ali had been watching birds for nearly fifty years.
LOKMANYA TILAK
41 MINUTES
LOKMANYA TILAK - A BIOGRAPHY
LOVE IN ACTION
13 MINUTES, 1976
A film on Mother Teressa. Agnes Gonxha Bejaxhiu as Mother Teressa was originally known was born of Albanian parents in Skopje, Yuogoslavia on August 27, 1910. She decided to become a nun at the age of 10, and at 18 she joined the Irish order of the Sisters of Loreto. After training in Ireland, young Agnes came to India and started teaching at St. Mary's School in Calcutta. In 1948, she got permission from the Pope to leave the convent. After training in nursing with the Medical Mission Sisters at Patna, she began her work with the poorest of the poor in the Moti Jheel slums of Calcutta. And so began the Order of the Missionaries of Charity. The film incorporating interviews with Mother Teressa, highlights her beliefs and work.
LURE OF THE HEAVEN
17 MINUTES
An autobiographical about Raja Sawai Jaisingh II, who was the king of the Jaipur State during the 18th century. He was not merely a king who was concentrating in affairs of his state but a man who  endeavored to demonstrate the use of science & technology for the welfare of his people. His contribution to the field of town planning, architecture, mathematics and astronomy, today are the topics of discussion among researchers and scientists. An important aspect of this film is the presentation of Jaisingh as a scientist, technologist and researcher especially in the field of astronomy and calendar reforms.
MADHUBANI PAINTINGS
14 MINUTES
   
MADHYA BHARAT - PART 1
11 MINUTES
The film presents the stately grandeur of Gwalior with its famed architecture and crafts known all over the country. Gwalior is a modern metropolis. Chanderi and Bhelsa are the other towns covered in this film.
MADHYA BHARAT - PART 2
11 MINUTES
Covering the cities of Indore and Ujjain, this documentary shows Indore's many factories, its cottage industries, temple architecture and its modern building structures
MAHAKAVI BHARATI
22 MINUTES
A biographical film on the great poet, Mahakavi Bharati of Tamilnadu. He wrote fiery patriotic poems that aroused people against the unjust British rule. Bharati participated in the freedom movement and wrote against the British regime in the daily "India". He was closely associated with Mahatma Gandhi and other national leaders. Bharati was born in 1882 at Ettayapuram in Tirunelveli dist. of Tamilnadu. Most of Bharati's great creative works were written in the years 1910-13. He also translated the Bhagwad Gita into Tamil. When he died on September 11, 1921 Subramania Bharati, one of the illustrious sons of India, was barely 39.
MAHAMATI PRANNATH
19 MINUTES
Sage Mahamati Prannath was born in Navanagar (now Jamnagar) in Gujarat in 1618. People used to call him Mahraj Thakur. The Thakur family was a follower of Guru Devchand, who was a great devotee of Lord Krishna. Guru Devchand recognized the spiritual potential of Mehraj and he gave him his 'gurumantra'. Mahamati Prannath spread the message of love and brotherhood all his life. A great humanist, he was not an ordinary religious person.
MAHARAJA RANJIT SINGH
17 MINUTES
The later half of the 18th century was a hard time for India. Invasions of Nadir Shah and Ahmed Shah Abdali had caused widespread devastation in Punjab. Chaos, death and destruction prevailed. One man who in this state of anarchy rose to bring peace and greatness to this part of India was young Ranjit Singh. Ranjit Singh was born at Guranwala on November 13, 1780. His father died when Ranjit was 13. At the age of 19, he marched into Lahore and captured the city with the help of leading citizens who were fed up with the misrule of their sardars. At one time, Ranjit Singh's kingdom was extended from the Sutlej to the confines of Afghanistan and included Kashsmir, Multan, Derajat and Kangra. On June 27, 1839 Ranjit Singh, the great warrier king, brilliant administrator and benevolent ruler of the Punjab passed away into history. A biographical film on Maharaja Ranjit Singh.
MAHARAJA SURAJMAL, 1707 - 1763
13 MINUTES
A biographical about Maharaja Surajmal, a Jat king who was born in 1707, at a time when Mogul empire was on its decline. Maharaja Surajmal gave his people the much needed security in those insecure times. Though he was a great and fearless warrior, he preferred to settle issues through negotiations. He always believed in the united strength of internal forces to check the outside invaders. The benevolent king Maharaja Surajmal died at the age of 56. His samadhi at Goverdhan near Mathura stand-in memory of this great Jat.
MAITHILI SHARAN GUPT
22 MINUTES
A biographical on the great Hindi poet Maithili Saran Gupt, who was also a freedom fighter. The modern Hindi poetry gained anew perspective by the work of Maithili Sharan Gupt. Gupt was born on August 3, 1886 in a small village of Uttar Pradesh. For his significant contribution, Maithili Sharan Gupt was made the National Poet. In 1955, he was also honored with Padma Bhushan, by the Government of India. This great poet and a humanist died on December 12, 1964.
MAMALLAPURAM
12 MINUTES
Over Louis MacNeice's poem "Mahabalipuram", this film recaptures the artistic and spiritual essence of the 7th century rock-cut temples of Mamallapuram also known as Mahabalipuram
MARTYRDOM OF MAHATMA
21 MINUTES
On November 9, 1946 Mahatma Gandhi was campaigning in Noakhali to spread the message of tolerance and peace among people affected by religious riots. After independence Gandhiji was deeply pained to see Delhi enveloped in such riots. He went on fast on January 13, 1948. On January 30, 1948 as Gandhiji was going for his regular prayers, he was shot dead by Nathuram Godse. This film shows the time of the Mahatma's martyrdom.
MANDU - THE CITY OF JOY
11 MINUTES
MAULANA MOHAMMAD ALI `JAUHAR'
16 MINUTES
A biographical film on the early life of Maulana Mohammad Ali "Jauhar", a great patriot and freedom fighter. Maohammad Ali was born at Rampur in Uttar Pradesh on December 10, 1878. He studied modern history in England. He was deeply interested in politics and literature. In 1911 he started an English paper called "Comrade" in Calcutta, which became people's voice. "Comrade" was also published from Delhi since October 12, 1912, where in the following year he started an Urdu daily called "Hamdard". Mohammad Ali along with his elder brother Maulana Shaukat Ali were arrested in 1915 for their strong anti-British views. They were released in 1919 after Mahatma Gandhi's intervention. In 1920,Mohammad Ali went to Europe as a Khilafat delegate. He impressed upon the Europeans about the Khilafat movement. Later he resigned from the Congress and in 1930 he went to London to attend the Round Table Conference where he proclaimed : I want to go back to my country but with the substance of freedom in my hand...
MEMORIES FROM MADHYA PRADESH
17 MINUTES
Geographically the heart of India, Madhya Pradesh reflects in every aspect the vast variety of richness that India has to offer. Vertically sliced into two mountain ranges - the Vindhya and the Satpuda, Madhya Pradesh abounds in rock-cut caves, marking the early human settlements. At Bhimbetta, the archaeological department recently discovered 600 rock shelters, belonging from the Mesolithic to historic period. In the course of history, the monuments of Madhya Pradesh unfold major periods, beginning from the time of Emperor Ashoka. This film familiarizes the viewer about the archaeological and monumental treasures of Madhya Pradesh, including the great stupa at Sanchi, the Udayagiri caves, the temple architecture of the Gupta and early medieval periods, the Khajuraho and the great Mogul architecture
MEMORIES OF MEWAR (RAJASTHAN II)
11 MINUTES
This is a picturesque account of Udaipur, its men and women, its palaces and lakes. Mewar, the cradle of Rajput chivalry still echoes with the chivalrous tales of Padmini and Pannadai and the songs and hymns of the saintly Meerabai. The film shows us the architectural beauty of the Jasmandir Palace, the imposing design of Jagdish Mandir built in the 17th century, and the ancient palaces of the Maharana built with granite and marble, a colossus of craftsmanship and construction.
MEMORIES OF A MAGNIFICENT ERA
22 MINUTES
Many monuments stand witness to the Indian history spanning 1857 to1947, i.e. from India's first battle against the British rulers for independence till the last leading to the country's freedom on August 15, 1947. The monuments include the Red Fort in Delhi, GT Sanskrit College in Bombay, Alipur Jail in Calcutta, Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedabad, Jallianwala Bagh in Amritsar, Mani Bhavan in Bombay, Birla House in Delhi
MONUMENT TO FRIENDSHIP, A
14 MINUTES
This film depicts the project jointly undertaken by India and Afghanistan to restore great Buddhist monuments and paintings at Bamiyan. The Buddhist influence of India travelled northwardt hrough Afghanisatan, undergoing in the process the influences of Greco-Roman and Sassanian cultures. Bamiyan, lying at the very heartof the Hindukush figures prominently in the ancient route map of travellers, traders and missionaries. The Bamiyan Buddhas connect Afghanistan to Ajanta and Kanheri in India. At Bamiyan, a Big Buddha, 55 metre-high is believed to have been carved in the 6thcentury AD. The 38-metre high Small Buddha, at the other end of the cliff is attributed by art historians to the 7th century.
MOSQUES IN INDIA
21 MINUTES
India has a fascinating Mughal architecture as reflected in the mosques, whose architectural designs vary from place to place. But all mosques have three essential features : Nimber or pulpit for the Imam deliver his address, Mihrab or arched recess to indicate its direction towards Mecca, and Minaret for the Azan or call to prayer. India has some very old mosques. The reconstructed mosque at Cranganore in Kerala, is the first mosque built on Indian soil by an Arab missionary Malik Dinararound the seventh century. The Quwatul Islam mosque near the Qutub Minar in Delhi was built in 12th century by Qutb-ud-din Aibek,the first Muslim sultan of Delhi. This film takes the viewer to some ancient mosques all over the country.
MOTHER GODDESS KAMAKSHYA
11 MINUTES
Goddess Parvati takes the form of Goddess Kamakshya in Nepal. This film vividly narrates the legend of the Goddess and the faith of her devotees.
THE MUGHAL GLORY
19 MINUTES
The film brings to the screen the architectural beauty of the monuments of Agra and Fatehpur Sikri. The monuments shown here include the famous Jama Masjid, the Diwan-i-Khas, Queen's Chambers and Panch Mahal from where Akbar listened to the music of Tansen
MY LORD AND MY GOD
22 MINUTES
This is the story of thirteen million Indian Christians and of Thomas Didymus, the man to whom tradition ascribes the founding of the earliest Christian community in India. Thomas was brought to the court of the Indo-Scythian King, Gundaphorus of Taxila. Commissioned to build an unrivalled palace, the saint distributed the silver among the poor, building thereby a heavenly mansion for the king. Coins of Gundaphorus dated approximately 46 AD were found in the Punjab in 1834. Traveling thence to the island of Socotra, the saint is believed to have landed at Cranganoor, the ancient port of Kerala, about 52 AD. Here the people accepted his message and Cranganoor formed the first of seven churches traditionally ascribed to St. Thomas in South India. The film describes legends woven around St. Thomas. In 1964, the Government of India issued a special stamp in honor of St. Thomas.
NAGARJUNAKONDA
17 MINUTES
NALANDA
10 MINUTES
NARGIS
63 MINUTES
This is a biographical on the late Nargis Dutt showing scenes from her many films; from her earlier roles as a child artiste right up to her role in the epic Mother India. During her career as an actress, Nargis won many awards in India and abroad. She was nominated to India's Upper House of Parliament to represent the film industry. This film contains interviews with her family members, friends and colleagues and brings back the fond memories of this great actress and human being.
NEHRU
171 MINUTES
Divided into three parts - The Awakening, The struggle and Freedom, this film is a biographical film on Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of independent India. It is a first person biography relying for its text entirely on Nehru's writings and speeches. The film traces the evolution of Nehru from his birth through his life. His emergence as a staunch but not necessarily an unquestioning disciple of Gandhi, the intensifying process of his nationalism and the widening perspective of his world view, his part in the successful fight for the freedom of his country and against colonialist and imperialist forces, his role as the first Prime Minister in laying the foundations of economic and social development and modernization, his lifelong passion for world peace which found expression in the leading part he played in founding the non-aligned movement. This film also deals with the effect of history on Nehru and in turn his impact on the world of our times  
NEHRU IN REMEMBRANCE
18 MINUTES
Jawaharlal Nehru became the first Prime Minister of independent India. In his famous "Tryst with Destiny" speech that he deliveredto the nation on the midnight of August 15, 1947, Nehru said," Long years ago we made a tryst with destiny and now the time comes when we shall redeem our pledge. At the stroke of the midnight hour when the world sleeps India will awake to light and freedom." This film presents Nehru's life and thoughts, and his achievements as the architect of modern India.
NETAJI
22 MINUTES
A biographical film on Subhash Chandra Bose, who was born in Calcutta on January 23, 1897. Brilliant in his studies, he went to England to complete his ICS in 1920. Back in India in 1921, Bose plunged into India's freedom struggle. His political mentor was Deshbandhu Chittaranjan Das. The film uses the actual speeches of Bose, synched with his voice. On October 21, 1943 Netaji established the provisional Government of Azad Hind (Free India) in Singapore. He spearheaded his Indian National Army to march towards Delhi for capturing the political power. On December 29 he arrived at Port Blair to take control of Andaman and Nicobar islands. Japan had earlier announced the handing over of these territories to the Azad Hind Government, the provisional govt. formed by Netaji. The liberation of Andaman was likened by Netaji to the liberation of Bastille during the French Revolution. During the war, Headquarters of INA was shifted to Rangoon. The INA could not reach Delhi for various reasons.
ON TO GOA
26 MINUTES
A tourism promotion film familiarizing the viewer about the historic and natural importance of this beautiful coastal place.
ORISSA - THE LAND AND THE PEOPLE
19 MINUTES
Stepping on to a new industrial age, Orissa in many ways still continues its old vital tradition. Both these trends are shown in this fascinating documentary. Known for the richly ornate architacture of its famous temple at Puri and the picturesque car festival, the state today is harnessing the water of Mahanadiat Hirakund and setting up a steel plant at Rourkela. The old tradition of delicately woven silk fabrics and filigree work and its vital tribal dances and sculpture are being preserved. These and the recent advances in industrialization have beenfilmed here against the temple architecture of Konark and Bhubaneshwar.
OUR INDIRA
14 MINUTES
This film records the late third Prime Minister of India, Indira Gandhi taking oath of her office and addressing the first ever UN Conference on Human Environment at Stockholm, where she said, "The rich countries may look upon development as a course of environmental destruction...But to us, development is one of the primary means of improving the environment of living, of providing food, water, sanitation and shelter, of making the desert green and the mountains habitable."
PAINTER OF OUR TIME, A
28 MINUTES
A film on the famous painter MF Hussein, who is shown illustrating the epic of Ramayana. Hussein has been working on this series for the past three years in the house of Badrivishal Pittie, his friend and patron in the city of Hyderabad. Hussein's work represents a state where there is no dilemma of being torn between tradition and modernity. Maqbul Fida Hussein was born in the town of Sholapur (Maharashtra). His grandfather was a tin-smith, his father a clerk. Hussein's schooling ended early and attempts to encourage him to take up profession such as tailoring, failed. Training him as priest led to Hussein's considerable interest in Islamic literature and calligraphy. He migrated to Bombay in 1937,at the age of 22. Here he traveled from painting film hoardings to attain great heights as India's leading painter.
PAST IN PERSPECTIVE
12 MINUTES
Viewers are taken to some historic archeological sites -their past and architectural beauty. These sites include Edakal Caves, the oldest pre-historic finds in Kerala. Thiruvanchikkulam, the glorious Chera temple, Padmanabhapuram palace, etc. All faiths flourished and fused in Kerala - Jain carvings on the hill slopes at Chitral and several Buddha images found in the southernp arts of Kerala, medieval mosques in Calicut, Valiapalli, the Syrianchurch in Kottayam, etc.
 
PATA CHITRA
17 MINUTES
   
POOVANAM
20 MINUTES
A tourist film on South India showing various places of touristicinterest in Madras, Kerala, Hyderabad, Banglore and Goa. The filmshows some of the important festivals like Onam in Kerala and Dussera in Mysore  
RAJASTHAN SERIES - JAIPUR
12 MINUTES
This is a film record of the city of Jaipur, with its beautiful architecture, and the pageantry of bygones days. Of particular interest are architectural novelties like the "Hawa Mahal" - Palace of the Winds - studded with myriad balconies, idols in Meera temple and the "Jantar Mantar" observatory, built in the early 18th century, by Maharaja Jail Singh II, a noted astronomer.
RAJPUT GLORY
9 MINUTES
SAGA IN STONE
10 MINUTES
SANGEET NIDHI : PANDIT BHIMSEN JOSHI
20 MINUTES
   
SAROD MAESTRO : USTAD AMJAD ALI KHAN
20 MINUTES
   
SATYAJIT RAY
136 MINUTES
A biographical on Satyajit Ray, one of India's most significant film makers, who also attained international acclaim through his cinematographic creations  
SHRUTI AND THE GRACES IN INDIAN MUSIC
14 MINUTES
The Indian melody is made up of notes which are related purely by the continuity. There is no such thing in Indian music as an exact quarter tone, but there are sharps that are sharper than the sharps of the diatonic scale and flats which are flatter. The basis of such microtonal intervals are what are known as shrutis or the tones which can be heard. Graces are ornamental tones which may take the form of gamak, meend or murki. A raag evolves through all this. This film shows one of India's great contemporary flautists Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia playing the raag Desh on his reed flute  
STORY OF DELHI
62 MINUTES
A film tracing the history of Delhi, which dates back to the  Mahabharata, to the city of Indraprastha. Historian Ibn Batuta recorded that the city of Delhi was captured by Amir Qutb-u-Din Aibak, who was called by the title of Sipah Sallar. Here is a story of Delhi that went under different Mughal rulers, until the last emperor Bahadur Shah whom the British took away a sprisoner. The British held the Coronation Durbar in Delhi on December 12, 1911. It was in this Durbar that King George V announced the transfer of seat of Government from Calcutta to Delhi.
STORY OF HAMPI
16 MINUTES
Hampi is a charming little village in Karnataka. From 14th tothe 16th centuries it was the capital of the great Vijayanagar Empire. Today it is a veritable museum of historical relics with wonderful ruins which mirror ancient Indian architecture and sculpture. It is a treasure-house for the art lover. This film takes the viewer around Hampi's great architectural and sculptural monuments.
SUN, SURF, SAND
16 MINUTES
A tourism promotion film, introducing the sea resorts of South India,i ncluding Mahaballipuram or Mamallapuram in Tamilnadu, Kovalam in Kerala, and the beautiful beaches of Goa.
SYMPHONY OF WORSHIP
18 MINUTES
India has an interesting history of Christianity as this film shows through different types of Churches spread all over India. Nearly 20 centuries ago, Thomas, one of the twelve Apostles of Jesus Christ, reached Cranganore in Kerala in52 AD. The Holy Apostle established seven churches in Kerala. Christianity arrived in India at different times and various forms -Catholic and Protestant.
TAJ MAHAL
14 MINUTES
The film shows one of the wonders of the world, the Taj Mahal, a lyric in marble built by the Mogul Emperor Shah Jehan in the memory of his wife in the 17th century. It is considered to be the most beautiful mausoleum in the world.
TALA AND RHYTHM - MRIDANGA
11 MINUTES
A film on Mridanga which is the most ancient of all our percussion instruments  
TANJORE
15 MINUTES
This documentary highlights the historical and cultural background of Tanjore and gives a graphic account of the various arts that have flourished in this region.
TEMPLES OF HALEBID AND BELUR, THE
14 MINUTES
TERRACOTTA TEMPLES
13 MINUTES
YAKSHAGANA Yakshagana is a rich folk dance-drama of Karnataka in South India. This theatre form is over five centuries old. This film examines the salient features of this art form and its historical background. Yakshagana still continues to entertain people with tales of romance, adventure, intrigue - from the great Hindu epics and legends. Earlier days, the Yakshagana theatre was known as Bhagavatara atta, which revolved round the stories of Lord Krishna and Vishnu  
     
     
 
 
 
 

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