Dr John W Hood
John W Hood, a reputed Australian scholar, has translated more than a dozen books from Bangla to English, in addition to his original writings on Bangla literature, film and history. Dr. Hood, who studied at the University of Melbourne, has researched the literary works of Nihar Ranjan Roy, also translating his famous history book into English as ‘History of the Bengali People’. His other major books include ‘Chasing the Truth, The Films of Mrinal Sen’, ‘The Essential Mystery—Major Film Makers of Indian Art Cinema’, ‘Beyond the World of Apu—the Films of Satyajit Ray’, ‘The Bleeding Lotus—Nations of Nation of in Bangladeshi Cinema’. He has also written some original and translated books on films and poems by renowned filmmaker Buddhadev Dasgupta as well films on Mrinal Sen and Satyajit Ray.