Neil Rathmell – writer

150+ essays on literary topics

Tag Archives: India

The novel of the film

Water by Bapsi Sidhwa is the novel of the film by Deepa Mehta. ‘The film of the novel’ is a much more familiar phrase, the subject of many discussions about … Continue reading

November 6, 2020 · Leave a comment

Film by Satyajit Ray, story by Rabindranath Tagore

For his first job, the postmaster came to the village of Ulapur. It was a very humble village. There was an indigo-factory nearby, and the British manager had with much … Continue reading

August 3, 2016 · Leave a comment


Rabindranath Tagore wrote poems, plays and stories, but he was above all a poet. He wrote in Bengali and, like all poets, he defies translation. He won the Nobel Prize … Continue reading

April 1, 2013 · Leave a comment