Haimanti Dutta Ray's third publication STONE IMAGES OF CACTUS LAND, is a novel which she had always dreamed about writing. She had started her career as a freelancer for newspapers. Creative writing happened quite naturally.
Amritmayi is the latest offering in author Ravindra’ Singh collection of fictional short stories. The stories are centered around day to day happenings and the author takes inspiration from a mix of rural and urban India to bring out his plots and characters. Some heart touching, others humorous and yet some sending across a silent message of social reforms – these tales are inspiring as well as thought provoking !
“Vadh” is story of a fall of a family, spread across three generations that explores various aspects of society and human relationship such as superstitions, love, hate , friendship, loyalty and revenge.
It’s a love story of a teenager from rural Bengal. First love is cricket and the second…….. Suddenly he finds the address of a colorful dream by the touch of destiny – ‘The dream of becoming a famous cricketer‛. So the journey started to ‘catch the dream’. But destiny wants something else. It’s the
beginning of the struggle – A long struggle till twenty years. It’s life. The places of the story are real but the names and events are fictional, brought up from the real world. It’s a canvas of joy, tears, and dreams of crossing the path to get or not to get.
“Panditain Ji” is all about feminism, written & created in the backdrop of status of Indian women in our patriarchal society during colonial times when thinking of women’s rights & aspirations were considered taboo. The pivotal plot this literary piece beholds is women empowerment by allowing widows to get re-married and abolition of Zamindari system letting poor & downtrodden people reclaiming their own destiny which they were entitled to.
He was born from the womb of a homeless, diseased beggar. Neither did he know about his father nor was he aware of his birthday horoscope. Before he could start dreaming of life he was sold to a sorcerer having blind faith in mysticism. The boy was destined to be sacrificed before Maa Kali so that the sorcerer is bestowed with the blessings from the Goddess. But by the quirk of fate he was once again sold to a Muslim, the owner of a meat shop. There the boy experienced life, leading to a blind alley. With the passage of time he had to run away desperately and found shelter in a temple. Unfortunately that seat of piety was harboring wickedness and adultery in the name of God. Subsequently he discovered himself in a hospital bed of a Christian missionary having been badly injured. He fell in love with a Nun. But for the Nun ‘Love’ was a forbidden fruit as she was under the vow of some rigid Faith. Dedicated to serve Religion had become too powerful a tool to alter the course of life. ‘Love’ was sacrificed at the altar of Faith. As if the human values of an individual is lost amidst the extraneous cover of selfish aggrandizement. Religion becomes an inescapable identifying factor before the human race. The society plunges into the heinous crime of arson, murder while setting lives and properties into fire. Fights continue between brothers, between father and son all for Gods created by men.