The Water of the River Deo
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‘THE WATER OF THE RIVER DEO’ by PADMASREE MAZUMDAR is a magnificent account of the lives of Sylheti people living in North Tripura. The reconstruction of their livelihood, their inclination to their culture and heritage, their festivals and folklore, their desire, delight and agony, the effect of emigration and urbanization...everything is wonderfully portrayed by the novelist. The fates of common folks are somehow connected to the river. The river is the silent witness of the circus called life. The river is the divine and the demon. It is the symbol of contentment and the metaphor of the eternal flight of Mahakaal. Through the characters of the novel, we explore the plight of relationships, the propensities of human-mind, the fruit of selfish pursuits, the science latent in superstition, and the bites of blind faith, politics and dowry system. We marvel at the riddles of Nature. We feel an urge to transcend the karmic cycle of pain and pleasure, dilemma and delusion. We feel the river flowing in our heart of hearts. This novel contains reveries, moments of revelation and repercussion, horror and nostalgia. The way she describes the landscape or transports the characters into their worlds of imagination is spectacular. The way she uses the maxims of Khona or the lyrics from ‘Sri Raadhikar Ovishaar’ or traditional folk songs to draw a parallel between the mythological characters and the characters of this novel is fascinating.
Author NamePadmasree Mazumdar, Subhrasankar Das
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