The monograph by the founder and permanent director of the International University of Fundamental Learning, academician and professor Jayasekera Santhi, has been published by the IUHAC Oxford Press in Paris, France.

The author’s research interests, in addition to purely scientific issues, also include a significant proportion of cultural and humanitarian questions. A graduate of the VGIK S. A. Gerasimov, Professor Jayasekera devotes much of his time to the study and systematisation of the history of world cinema, in particular the history of Indian national cinema.

The monograph “Traditions and Modernity in Indian Cinema” (from the last quarter of the twentieth century to the present day, pages 365), published at the end of the current year (2023), presents a broad overview of the history of Indian cinema and the author’s view of its current state and development trends.

The reader will no doubt be interested in the author’s approach to Indian cinema as a special subject reproduced in world cinematic art, created in India and mainly by masters of Indian cinema. These two phenomena and concepts constantly interact and yet are not identical.

Professor Jayasekera’s monograph is devoted to the main stages in the formation and development of Indian cinema.

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