By Sibaji Bandyopadhyay
The Reader is an anthology of 8 essays. The anthology specializes in a myriad of subject matters: politics of functionality; nationalist appropriation and re-constitution of non-dualist Vedanta s tenets; double-take on remembering and forgetting; elusiveness of sexual identities; transformations that engender terror. The essays take as their aspect of departure: a couple of pre-modern Indian texts; a overdue nineteenth-early 20th century archive of philosophical-cum journalistic writing in English released from Kolkata; particular art-works of Vivan Sundaram, Satyajit Ray, Ritwik Ghatak; the Pandora s field that will get opened with the discharge of the movie fireplace ; Sigmund Freud s protracted struggles to set up worry , fright and nervousness as special conceptual different types; the grammar of terror that could be retrieved from the Mahabharata.
SIBAJI BANDYOPADHYAY Professor of Cultural experiences Centre for reviews in Social Sciences, Calcutta (CSSSC) previously, Professor of Comparative Literature, Jadavpur collage, Kolkata Sibaji Bandyopadhyay has written generally at the ideological imperatives that underlie the trendy reception of the Mahàbhàrata and the Gìtà either within the kinds of translation and remark. Sibaji Bandyopadhyay has a few anthologies of poems, performs, tales and novels all written in Bengali. one in all his performs, Uttampurush Ekbachan: Ekti Bhan, has been translated into English bearing the name The booklet of evening: A second from the Mahabharata. Sibaji Bandyopadhyay has been presented Sisir Kumar Das Memorial Prize 2010 for his contributions to Bengali literature.
The writer of the Reader obtained the 'Vidyasagar Memorial Award' for life-time contribution within the sphere of Bengali prose in 2012.