Madan Gopal Singh
is an Indian
composer, actor, screenwriter, film theorist, lyricist and editor.
Singh's doctoral dissertation is the first known semiotic study of some of the seminal texts from Indian cinema
. He has written and lectured extensively on cinema, art and cultural history. He teaches English Literature at Satyawati College (Evening Classes)
He delivered the keynote address at the Third Cinema Focus Symposium
as part of the Birmingham
International Film Festival in 1991. He also introduced a package of films on Ritwik Ghatak and His Tradition at ICA
with a historical perspective on Indian cinema. He also conducted a five-day workshop on Tarkovsky at the World Literature Centre
- Served as Executive Editor, Journal of Arts and Ideas, New Delhi for nearly a decade.
- Served as a Contributing Editor, Cinemaya – the Asian Film Quarterly, for a number of years.
- Member, HOD's Committee on the Inaugural Show for the Frankfurt World Book Fair, 2006
- Visitor's nominee to Mahatma Gandhi International Hindi University, 2006
Singh is a scriptwriter, having written films like Rasayatra
on the well-known Hindustani classical vocalist Mallikarjun Mansur - a film that won the National Award for the best short film in 1995. The film was directed by Nandan Kudhyadi. He wrote the screenplay (jointly with the... Read More