Category Archives: Sudipto Chakraborty

Books by Sudipto Chakraborty

RitwikKumar Ghatak : I Strode My Road

RitwikKumar Ghatak : I Strode My Road


I Strode My Road: Montage of a Mind

Here is a collage of some of Ritwik Ghatak’s candid interviews in his inimitable passionate and piercing style. Through the brilliance of his reckless dialogue, the core message of the maestro shines forth as an unwavering love for mankind and a determined diligence to urge the society for a change to the better. We are enthralled by the exposure and experience of the man, by his unflickering attachment to classic goodness amid passing decadence, by his brazen preference for his own truth, by the width of his scholarship and depth of his wisdom, and by the softness of his feelings and the firmness of his commitment. He is battered but not bitter, he is deprived but not depressed; a classic elegance finally radiates in diehard optimism through his cutting observations on life and cinema. We gratefully collect and preserve the gems and jewels he carelessly throw at us— the gist of his quest of life, the nectar distilled from the venom he handled in and out. We feel his persona is even larger than his remarkable art, his own life an epic tragedy reminding us of van Gogh. Translated from original Bengali by Sudipto Chakraborty.

Take a look at the title page, the publisher’s and the translator’s note and few pages more…

152+8 pages, 1st Edition
ISBN: 978-93-80542-53-9

Price in India: Rs. 195.00

Fakir Lalan Sain : O My Silly, Silly, Silly Mind!

Fakir Lalan Sain : O My Silly, Silly, Silly Mind!

O My Silly, Silly, Silly Mind!FAKIR LALAN SAIN
O My Silly, Silly, Silly Mind!
Trancreated by Sudipto Chakraborty

LALAN is the original seer of those baul-fakir thinkers who are in relentless search of alternative form of social, religious and cultural practices, still active and pervasive in either parts of Bengal. Lalan’s songs, which elaborate his theory and philosophy of life, are equally popular to rural and urban people as well. This book contains the texts of only 25 songs written by LALAN, transcreated from original Bengali Sri Sudipto Chakraborty, who had also translated wonderfully a couple of other books published by Monfakira. Ratan Khanna has captured some of the self-devoting moments of the modern successors of Lalan through the lens during his free roaming in this world. A selected few from those along with the songs may be attributed as our deepest respect to that flowing stream of universal humanist consciousness which defies all the manifestations of social evils.

Take a look at the title page, introduction and a little more…

44 pages, 1st Edition

Price in India: INR 160.00