The Musk and Other Stories
|Author:||Arupa Patangia Kalita|
|Other Details||8.50x5.50 inch|
'While going to light an earthen lamp in Mineswar's paddy field for Kati Bihu, the royal princess stood still. The field leaned against the hill, the paddy stalks swayed with their heads bent heavy with the milky-white liquid which hardened into grains of rice when mature. Everything had taken on a golden hue in the setting rays of the sun. All of a sudden, darkness descended on the field, as if the hill had hastily grabbed the sun and hidden it in its lap. In the darkening sky, a flock of herons were flying towards the hills. Were they going looking for the sun? This was the prince's magical kingdom.
A number short stories written Arupa Patangia Kalita have been translated into English, Bengali and Hindi. works used extensively for research MPhil and PhD students. her stories have been prescribed texts universities, including the Gauhati University.
In fact, her novels and short stories are always pleasantly saturated with fine artistic qualities. It is this combination of thought and art that has distinguished Arupa Patangia Kalita in today's Assamese literature as a writer of the front rank. Her sympathy for the oppressed and exploited class has also added another dimension to her oeuvre-the feminist dimension. Of course, her feminist leaning always gets revealed as a part of her broader humanist outlook. Her first novel (rather a novelette) Mriganabhi, which appears in this collection with the title The Musk, is a pointer to this fact.
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