Author: M A Currim
Jatindra Kumar Nayak/Arun Kumar Mohanty
Publisher: National Book Trust
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8123739389
This memoir records Das’s experiences as a witness to historic events shaping the destiny of modern India. It is full of lively anecdotes relating to people and places as they underwent changes in the post independence era.
A Dialogue with Memory radiates warmth and humanity. Though crowded with events, some of which are quite painful, the book is remarkably free from bitterness. It affirms and celebrates life in its totality.
One day watching the sun going down the western sky, Manoranjan Das , one of modern India’s eminent playwrights enters into a unique dialogue with his memories. What unfolds is the drama of an extraordinarily creative and eventful life, that raised the curtains on an important stage in the development of art and culture in modern India, and particularly the growth of modern there in Orissa.