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Satyajit Ray Quotes: When I write an original story I write about people I know first-hand and situations I'm familiar with. I don't write stories about the nineteenth century.
         

When I write an original story I write about people I know first-hand and situations I'm familiar with. I don't write stories about the nineteenth century.


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