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Sanjib Chattopadhyay’s Din Ani Din Khai

Din Ani Din Khai by Sanjib Chattopadhyay in Audio

Book Details

Book Title Din Ani Din Khai
Author Sanjib Chattopadhyay
Genre Novel
Language Bengali
Publisher Sangbad, Kolkata, 1982
Date of Audio Publication February 2019
Media Audio Book (mp3)
Duration 1 hour & 49 minutes
Availability For the print-disabled only

On Din Ani Din Khai

Sanjib Chattopadhyay’s satire makes us laugh and frees our heart rather than hurting us. His style seems satirical at times, but it is mainly dominated by his sense of humour. He picks up common everyday incidents from the life he sees in Kolkata. He builds up the atmosphere with short sentences, full of words we hear during family quarrel or on the street or in the office.

We are glad to record for our readers an almost-forgotten short novel, Din Ani Din Khai by Sanjib Chatopadhyay published in 1982. The novel is a satire on the office administration. It may also be considered a commentary on the ministers’ way of handling official matters.

The hero of this story is a newly-appointed junior officer in a ministry of West Bengal. Soon his boss discovers that he has the rare gift of writing good and appealing speeches. He can write intelligent speeches on anything, cottage industry or cultivation of honey. The minister is impressed, too. He starts liking him and he takes him to a TV show.

The minister is short-tempered and is losing his Assembly seat in the ensuing election. His whimsical moods and his anxiety about future ultimately destroy our hero. The novel ends all on a sudden, like a short story, just in a few sentences. It does not allow the reader to breathe a sigh of relief and recall what has actually happened so far.

About Sanjib Chattopadhyay

Sanjib Chattopadhyay was born on February 28, 1936. His mother died when he was hardly five years of age. He passed his childhood in Bihar, dominated by his grave and serious father. He shifted to Baranagar in Calcutta and studied in Vicgtoria Institution. He graduated in chemistry from Scottish Church College. Sanjib Chattopadhyay received Ananda Puraskar in 1981 and Sahitya Academy Award in 2018 for Sri Krishner Sesh Kota Din.


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