The Lady Who Died One and A Half Times And Other Fantasies

The Lady Who Died One and A Half Times And Other Fantasies

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Author: Manoj Das
Publisher: Rupa
Year: 2003
Language: English
Pages: 139
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8129102587


In this collection, the writer has made an experiment (it was in fact an inspired step) in reconstructing some of the stories from the Panchatantra, the Jatakas and the Kathasaritsagara. This is done through two characters from the folklore, Samanta, the master, and Abolkara, the companion-cum-servant.

They are indefatigable travellers. Whenever Abolkara sees something that intrigues him, he refuses to move unless his master reveals its mystery to him. This background helps me to let Abolkara see something associated with one of the ancient tales. Samanta then not only reminds him of the original story, but also narrates to him what happens after the point at which Vishnu Sharma or Somadev had stopped.

These satires presented through an ambience of fantasy are few in the genre in which serious themes are presented in a satirical and humorous vein.



The Lady Who Died One and a Half Times

The Last Demoness

The Lion Who Sprang to Life After a Century

Jewels from the Sky

The Last Night

The Tiger and The Traveller

A Turtle from the Blue

The Stupid Servant

Story of a Strange Last Journey

The Princess and the Story-Teller

He Who Rode the Tiger

Sharma and the Wonderful Lump