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Start your review of Chander Pahar. Mar 10, Englishb rated it it was amazing. The best adventure novel ever written in Bengali literature.
The author's prowess becomes even more incredible if you keep it in mind that he had almost never gone anywhere other than his native place, the forests of old Singhbhum district, and to Calcutta city! For non-Bengali readers, it would be impossible to comprehend the magic that this novel has weaved on bengali minds since its first publication 74 years ago!
But if you get an English translation, and if you can rid your mind of ideas about encountering another poorer cousin of "King Solomon's Mines", then read this book and enjoy the power of the pen wielded by this great Bengali author. I had read the book on my birthday,and the day had become special after this reading, that's all that I can say. Apr 14, Basanta Guin rated it really liked it.
Chander Pahar is a Bengali adventure novel written by Bibhutibhushan Bandopadhyay and published in May 23, Raktim Nandi rated it really liked it. An excellent adventure novel, probably the very best written in Bengali. Also, the first novel I ever read. A great thriller story of travellers. I was emerged in the beauty of this book. Jan 25, Mahzuzah Lisa rated it it was amazing. Aug 06, Suvendu Mukherjee rated it it was amazing. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.
To view it, click here. May 18, Sharika Nawal rated it liked it. Gripping on one word. Such amazing description from a writer from this continent is rare.
And portrayal of emotions in a thriller book like this is very masterly. Dec 29, Ranit Dey rated it it was amazing Shelves: bibhutibhushan-bandopadhyay. Spell bound, not being there physically still described like visited mane times there. Mahi G What is the reading level of this book?
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If there are three subjects Bengalis as a community can go on and on about, they must be khabar and bodhhojom food and indigestion , football, and bhromon travel. Bandopadhyay is best known for Pather Panchali, but the story of Shankar Roy Chaudhury, the year-old protagonist who travels to Uganda in search of the unknown has long captivated readers. Working for a railway company, the dangers of living in the wild in Africa is manifested through the different beasts — some real, such as a lion on the hunt, a black mamba, and some mythical, such as the bunyip. Born into poverty, Bandopadhyay had never stepped out of Bengal, but books were his escape. A voracious reader, he pieced together the plot and details of Chander Pahar from many different sources. An English translation was published by Rupa in , and , a graphic novel version was published by Penguin Random House.
Reading literature in many tongues: An African Odyssey
The novel follows the adventures of a young Bengali man in the forests of Africa. The novel is one of the most-loved adventure novels in the Bengali literature and is one of Bibhutibhushan's most popular works. It spawned a media franchise. This novel tells the story of an ordinary young Bengali man, Shankar Roy Chaudhary, as he adventures in Africa in the years and After graduating from college at years-old, his family's financial struggles almost force him take a job in a jute mill in Shyamnagar — a prospect he absolutely loathes.
The works of Bibhutibhushan Bandopadhyay may not be as widely, or regularly, translated into English but his literary reputation has been strengthened by several film adaptations. Bollywood melodrama meets noir humour in this page-turner. They seem to be, and may well have been, generated digitally and lack the vividness and energy that come from the touch of a living hand. Much of the novel also unfolds in a smoky haze, as though the mystique of a continent like Africa can only be properly fathomed when viewed through a veil of Conradian darkness. This immersion in flora and fauna at the expense of human beings makes him such a uniquely modernist mind—a writer working in the early years of the 20th century, under the long shadow of a literary tradition cast by Rabindranath Tagore and the luminaries of the previous century, and yet, also original enough to strike out on his own using material that few novelists would consider worthy of their craft.