ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Calcutta Diary

Calcutta Diary A M ONE rages, helplessly, against the dying of the day. Buddhadeva Base could not make it. During the past few years, he had been scrounging for money, some extra money which would see his household through while he resumed his magnificent opus on the Mahabharata, The annotation of the epic was turning out to be the quintessence of his creative genius. The once- and-past enfant terrible of Bengali literature had entered the zone of tranquillity : yesterday's stormy petrel was almost unrecognisable. These pieces on the Mahabharata were poetry and philosophy rolled in one; their chiselled prose had a severe beauty; their canvas bore witness to an overwhelming imagination.

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