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Chasing the Rainbow

Growing up in an Indian Village

Manoj Das


Editeur - Casa editrice

O.U.P.

  Asia
India
Orissa

Orissa

Anno - Date de Parution

2004

Pagine - Pages

180

Lingua - language - langue

Eng


Chasing the Rainbow  

 


Recensione in altra lingua (English):

This collection of short stories is set in Sankhari, the author's village by the sea in Orissa, bordering West Bengal. All the impressions narrated came to the author between his fourth and fourteenth years.


Biografia

Manoj Das, a prolific author, is among India's foremost short story writers. He writes both in Oriya (Odia) and English, and is a Professor of English at the Sri Aurobindo International University, Pondicherry.

Manoj Das was born in a small coastal village named Shankari in Balasore district, Orissa State. Since 1963, he has been an ashramite at Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry. He is presently concentrating on writing novels.

Manoj Das is perhaps the foremost bilingual Oriya writer and a master of dramatic expression both in his English and Oriya short stories and novels. He says that:
"Characters follow the theme of a story, and the words are merely added by author to represent the thoughts of the character."
That is the precise reason why Das's characters in fiction are from so many varied backgrounds, and display many different dimensions of human nature. He is a philosopher, a thinker-writer whose works can be defined as a quest for finding the eternal truth in everyday situations.