BioScope Volume 8 Number 1, June 2017

We’re happy to announce the publication of BioScope vol. 8. no. 1.

This issue of BioScope sets out to create conversations among visual and screen media that work with a documentary premise. Bringing together work on photography, film, and video will, we hope, help us to think about specificities and overlaps in how these different media technologies work as documentary forms; the institutions and formats through which they are circulated, exhibited, and received for this purpose; and the suggestive multiple media archive they potentially constitute.


The Documentary Archive in Photography, Film and Video
Ravi S. Vasudevan, Rosie Thomas, S.V. Srinivas, Debashree Mukherjee, Lotte Hoek


The Trace Beneath: The Photographic Residue in the Early Twentieth-century Paintings of the “Bombay School”
Shukla Sawant

Capturing Stars: Bengali Actresses Through the Camera of Nemai Ghosh
Sabeena Gadihoke

Documentary Photography, Decolonization, and the Making of “Secular Icons”: Reading Sunil Janah’s Photographs from the 1940s through the 1950s
Ranu Roychoudhuri

Visions of Post-Independence India in Arne Sucksdorff’s Documentaries
Emil Stjernholm

“Sun in the Belly”: Film Practice at Film Divisions of India 1965-1975
Ritika Kaushik

The Promise of Portability: CENDIT and the Infrastructure, Politics, and Practice of Video as Little Media in India 1972-1990
Shweta Kishore


Hari Sadhan Dasgupta: Short Film Maker
Moinak Biswas, Ravi Vasudevan, Arun Kumar Roy, Maharghya Chakraborty

Book Reviews

Book Review: Madhusree Dutta, Kaushik Bhaumik and Rohan Shivkumar (Eds), Project Cinema City
Rosie Thomas

Book Review: Peter Sutoris, Visions of Development: Films Division of India and the Imagination of Progress, 1948-75
Veena Hariharan

Book Review: Ali Khan and Ali Nobil Ahmad (Eds), Cinema and Society: Film and Social Change in Pakistan
Salma Siddique

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