Ritwik Ghatak Stories
The stories reflect his protest against the wickedness, villainy and oppression' he saw around him, his romantic nostalgia for a lost El Dorado, his intense feeling for man's natural environment-the land, the sea and the sky. While the stories mirror the ethos of the tumultuous decade of India in the 40s, they go beyond that to reveal a vision of life that encompasses a compassion for human frailties and a deep commitment to humanism.
Deftly crafted, easily rivaling the best in the genre, these stories are not only a living part of his development as a creative artist-as a writer and as a filmmaker-they are also essential for an understanding of the totality of being that went into the making of his films.
The volume claims our attention as an important addition to the Ghatak archive, as a substantial source material for any ongoing research on his films.
Some artists and after having reached top, appear long for second love-a medium which different from in they had established their reputation. insatiable urge for challenges adventures on new soil of productivity probably drove Rabindranath Tagore seriously take painting in his sixties. Or, was sense impatience with available expression in poetry, which were inadequate for communicating the and complex concerns that were agonizing him the 1930s?
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