Anamitra Roy


Anamitra Roy was born in 1988 in Bandel, West Bengal, India. Roy obtained his MA in Film Studies from Jadavpur University in 2010. He published one of his several alternative literary bulletin’s named ‘Byas’ in 2007. In 2008, Roy developed his collection of poems named ‘Shabdoprokriyakoron’. The format of this book is a benchmark of alternative publication in Bengal. Also in 2008, 'Little Fish Eat Big Fish', the first no-budget filmmakers' collaborative out of India, was born. 'Little Fish Eat Big Fish' took DIY Filmmaking in India to the next level. In 2010 direct to DVD releases of indie films were successful for the first time without aid from corporations or the mainstream film industry under the name of 'Five No-Budget Films'. Roy was the editor for the entire season and made his own short ‘Jean-Luc Godard Had No Script’ which gained popularity in the following years. The film was made for less than $10. ‘Memories... of a Dead Township' is Roy's latest short film that was literally made for $0. In 2012, Roy and Sriparna (his spouse) launched the crowdfunding campaign for their debut feature film named ‘Diamonds in the Sky’ which is widely known as 'The 0ne Rupee Film Project'. The project went on to create waves across India. It was the first time that a marginal film had a major following and buzz. Roy continues to focus his talents on his media to ensure that the story is told properly and professionally.

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Sharing about One Rupee Film at The Goa Project
28th March, 2013 Marbela Beach Resort, Morjim, Goa Session: Crowdfunding for Arts Event: The Goa Project 2013

One Rupee Film Project_Extended Promo
Audio untouched, Colour needs treatment. Stalled due to lack of funds


Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,510. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry, Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs
Word-Conjuring [Original Title: 'Shabdoprokriyakoron'] is a book translated from Bengali by the author. When the original version came out in 2008, it's style and format set a benchmark which is still followed by upcoming indie authors and alternative literary magazines in Bengal. This book challenged not only the set values of publication but also social & cultural values of the dominant class.

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  • Divine Touch: Forgotten Truth of Unity on July 22, 2014

    God is a quest, not a conclusion, but from the beginning, it seems that Flora D, the author, has found him/her (G). This fact itself creates a distance towards the text for a reader like me who is still a seeker. Flora D, as she states herself, is not a professional writer. She wrote this book because she felt the call of God and became aware of duty. But it is pretty amazing to find a non-professional writer writing such an inspirational book. It works, really. The book is essentially divided in 11 different chapters from the 'Preface' to 'The End'. It is a very well-illustrated book with lots of quotations from great religious books of different great religions. The author talks about the divine touches she witnessed in her life along with dedicated segments on spirituality, religion, faith, prophets, the holy books and also the purpose and processes of praying. But what interests me the most is the 10th chapter. it's a chapter titled 'No Answer'. This is a section where the text really transcends the boundaries and becomes the mind of a seeker that can belong to any religion from any part of the world. This is a book that, I feel, is quite personal. It has an approach like inter-personal communication. Probably that's the reason it becomes inspirational for a troubled soul. A very intriguing read indeed!