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Author: Ritwik Ghatak

Publisher: Srishti Publishers
ISBN: 9788187075554
Pages: 224
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Ritwik Ghatak, the famous film maker, is known all over India and abroad for some of the greatest films made in India, which set the scene for future film making. But his short stories works of miniaturist art in their own right are less known. The stories collected in this volume speak well for themselves as much as they remind his audience of another facet of his versatility which was eclipsed by the more ovious virtuousity of his filmography.
The stories reflect his protest against the wickedness, vallainy and opprations he saw around him, his romantic nostalgia for a lost El Dorado, his intense feeling for mans natural environment the land the sea and the sky. While the stories miror the ethos of the tumultuous decade of India in the 40s, they go beyond that to reveal a vision of life that encompasses a compasion for human frailties and a deep commitment to humanism.
About Author :
Rani Ray read English at Bedford College, London and University of California, She has translated, Suchitra Bhattacharya novel Falling Apart, anita Agnihotri Those Who had Known Love, and has co translated two anthropologist of Bangla short stories, Homes in Emptiness and A Treasury of Bangla Stories.
Contents :
In Lieu of an Introduction
The Tree
On the Trail of the Milky Way
The Deposition
The Fairy Tale
Teh Earthly Paradise
Remains Unshaken
The Crystal Goblet
The Road
The Divine Resonance