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. In Moon Mountain, the protagonist, Shankar, is a middle-class Bengali boy living in a village in , five years before the Great War, and at a crossroad.
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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. About Bibhutibhushan Bandyopadhyay Bibhutibhushan Bandyopadhyay 12 September - 1 November was an Indian Bengali author and one of the leading writers of modern Bengali literature. His best known work is the autobiographical novel Pather Panchali The Song of the Road , which was later adapted along with Aparajito, the sequel into The Apu Trilogy of films directed by Satyajit Ray.
The Rabindra Puraskar, the most prestigious literary award in West Bengal, was posthumously awarded to Bibhutibhushan for his novel, Ichhamati. Rating details. Book ratings by Goodreads. Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X. Learn about new offers and get more deals by joining our newsletter.
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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. Shankar loves the subject of geography, he wants to follow the footsteps of renowned explorers like Livingstone , Mungo Park , and Marco Polo.