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The Fakir

Unlimited The Fakir - by Sunil Gangopadhyay Monabi Mitra - The Fakir, The Fakir The Fakir is the fictional life story of a popular and revered eighteenth century Bengali mystic known as Lalan Fakir There are many legends about this man but nothing definite is known about him The

  • Title: The Fakir
  • Author: Sunil Gangopadhyay Monabi Mitra
  • ISBN: 9788172239299
  • Page: 107
  • Format: Paperback

Unlimited The Fakir - by Sunil Gangopadhyay Monabi Mitra, The Fakir, Sunil Gangopadhyay Monabi Mitra, The Fakir The Fakir is the fictional life story of a popular and revered eighteenth century Bengali mystic known as Lalan Fakir There are many legends about this man but nothing definite is known about him The famous Bengali writer Sunil Gangopadhyay has pieced together this interesting biography The Fakir based on many legends Lalan Fakir united people of different communitieThe Fakir is the Unlimited The Fakir - by Sunil Gangopadhyay Monabi Mitra - The Fakir, The Fakir The Fakir is the fictional life story of a popular and revered eighteenth century Bengali mystic known as Lalan Fakir There are many legends about this man but nothing definite is known about him The

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The Fakir

About "Sunil Gangopadhyay Monabi Mitra"

  1. Sunil Gangopadhyay Monabi Mitra

    Sunil Gangopadhyay Bengali was a famous Indian poet and novelist Born in Faridpur, Bangladesh, Gangopadhyay obtained his Master s degree in Bengali from the University of Calcutta, In 1953 he started a Bengali poetry magazine Krittibas Later he wrote for many different publications.Ganguly created the Bengali fictional character Kakababu and wrote a series of novels on this character which became significant in Indian children s literature He received Sahitya Academy award in 1985 for his novel Those Days Gangopadhyay used the pen names Nil Lohit, Sanatan Pathak, and Nil Upadhyay.Works Author of well over 200 books, Sunil was a prolific writer who has excelled in different genres but declares poetry to be his first love His Nikhilesh and Neera series of poems some of which have been translated as For You, Neera and Murmur in the Woods have been extremely popular.As in poetry, Sunil was known for his unique style in prose His first novel was Atmaprakash and it was also the first writing from a new comer in literature published in the prestigious magazine Desh 1965.The novel had inspiration from On the road by Jack Kerouac His historical fiction Sei Somoy translated into English by Aruna Chakravorty as Those Days received the Indian Sahitya Academy award in 1985 Shei Somoy continues to be a best seller than two decade after its first publication The same is true for Prothom Alo , also translated recently by Aruna Chakravorty as First Light , another best selling historical fiction and Purbo Paschim , translated as East West a raw depiction of the partition and its aftermath seen through the eyes of three generations of Bengalis in West Bengal, Bangladesh and elsewhere He is also the winner of the Bankim Puraskar 1982 , and the Ananda Puraskar twice, in 1972 and 1989.Sunil wrote in many other genres including travelogues, children s fiction, short stories, features, and essays Though he wrote all types of children s fiction, one character created by him that stands out above the rest, was Kakababu, the crippled adventurer, accompanied by his Teenager nephew Santu, and his friend Jojo Since 1974, Sunil Gangopadhyay wrote over 35 novels of this wildly popular series.Death Sunil Gangopadhyay died at 2 05 AM on 23 October 2012 at his South Kolkata residence, following a heart attack He was suffering from prostate cancer for some time and went to Mumbai for treatment Gangopadhyay s body was cremated on 25 October at Keoratola crematorium, Kolkata.Awards Honours He was honored with Ananda Award 1972, 1979 and Sahitya Academy Award 1984.

647 Comments


  1. This book is pointless, because there s not enough biographical material on Fakir Lalon to pen a novel about him Apart from his songs, Lalon almost doesn t exist, except as fragments of folk memories That s how he wanted it to be The characters lack flesh and blood, the narrative is drab, the story drags on and on until it screeches to a halt If you really want to get a feel for Lalon, better read his songs instead, or some of the prominent works of research on Lalon.





  2. I bought this book in Kolkata after disappointment in the book stores of Dhaka It is a fable telling the story of Lalan Fakir the great mystic poet from Bengal Not historically accurate but tells of the putting aside of religious divides and building a community of freaks and misfits even a woman who feels list It reminded me of Robin Hood and I enjoyed the familiarity of places and cultural items A nice light good natured read.


  3. The Fakir is a fictionalised account of Lalan Fakir s life While the story itself, interspaced with songs of Lalan sai, is interesting, it s literary style is very simplistic, which adds to the narrative rather than takes away from it I mainly enjoyed the descriptions of rural Bengal and the prevailing customs and religious sentiments.


  4. An extremely interesting book that dealt with the bias existent in religion when it comes to brotherhood and understanding It tells the story of a man who moves beyond religions and creates a community where like minded people could live in harmony.


  5. I read the book after seeing the bengali movie set on the book, Moner Manush Found both fascinating A way of life, that is so utopian Loved the history of rural bengal that runs in the book My first book of Sunil Gangopadhyaya, albeit a translation



  6. Just wish the book was longer, but the author does say it had been hard for to find enough to write a book and just about did it A wonderful simple story which gives one much to think about.


  7. very insightful and moving book It transfers you to an era where the religion can be to live in harmony Loved the book I wish the poems were also presented in Bengali would have enjoyed.


  8. Not sure what to make of it There was something missing in this book Definitely not what I expected from the book.



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