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Making a Mango Whistle Suddenly, towards late afternoon, darkness fell and a monstrous pre monsoon storm broke loose Leaves of the bamboo and the jackfruit tree, dust and bits of straw came whirling into their courtyard filling it up in seconds Durga sped out of the house to pick up falling mangoes and Apu ran after his sister In the little village of Nishchindipur, a brother and sister grow up, their days filled with discoveries of the world around them, and innocent play Apu, a six year old towards the beginning of the book, is curious and sensitive, while Durga, his elder sister, is restless to explore the world Together they roam the beautiful countryside, gathering fruits, getting into scrapes with other children, trying their hands at cooking, and even make a long trek to the railway line in the hope of seeing the majestic steam train until one day, poverty and fate deal a tragic blowMaking a Mango Whistle Aam Anthir Bhepu was first published in , when the author s path breaking Song of the Road Pather Panchali was abridged for children Immortalized on film by Satyajit Ray, the story of Apu and Durga is a classic of Bengali children s literature Evocative of the joys and traumas of childhood, and filled with sensuous descriptions of nature, Making a Mango Whistle, now available to a wider readership in this brilliant new translation, is sure to touch hearts with its simple yet poignant story

  • Paperback
  • 216 pages
  • Making a Mango Whistle
  • Bibhutibhushan Bandyopadhyay
  • English
  • 04 November 2019
  • 0143330225

About the Author: Bibhutibhushan Bandyopadhyay

Bibhutibhushan Bandyopadhyay Bangla was an Indian Bangali author and one of the leading writers of modern Bangla literature His best known work is the autobiographical novel, Pather Panchali Song of the Road which was later adapted along with Aparajito, the sequel into the Apu Trilogy films, directed by Satyajit Ray.The 1951 Rabindra Puraskar, the most prestigious literary award in the West Bengal state of India, was posthumously awarded to Bibhutibhushan for his novel.



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    One of my favourite read from childhood If you are someone who can t read bengali pick this book up and read it This is an emotional read It will give you an deep impact in your heart Ready to cry Ready to feel the bond between your siblings and you once again.

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    In forests gold and yellow,Lost my nose ring dear Lost my heart s desire.It is the tale of Apu a six year old boy and Durga a eleven year old girl,brother sister duo growing up in the rural village of Nischindipur, a beautiful countryside of Bengal.The essence of brother sister relationship will warm your heart.Their expeditions,talks,gatherings,plays,cooking out and many such things took me down the memory lane of childhood days when I used to play with my brother,teach him new words,let him In forests gold and yellow,Lost my nose ring dear Lost my heart s desire.It is the tale of Apu a six year old boy and Durga a eleven year old girl,brother sister duo growing up in the rural village of Nischindipur, a beautiful countryside of Bengal.The essence of brother sister relationship will warm your heart.Their expeditions,talks,gatherings,plays,cooking out and many such things took me down the memory lane of childhood days when I used to play with my brother,teach him new words,let him have my toys and many such amazing stuff.The beautiful relation of Durga with Old Indir brought back rushing memories of amazing childhood storytelling sessions.Bibhutibhushan brought alive the earthy smell of rural Bengal, countryside vegetation, village life and the different characters through his vivid descriptions and minute detailing.I felt as a part of the Apu Durga s life and enjoyed gathering Sonamukhi mangoes, lovely Makal fruits,listening to Rajkrishna s interesting travel tales,eagerly waiting for the Jatra party,leafing through old books and many such amazing things.Poverty spares none even the children felt its bitter pangs from time to time.The author has beautifully portrayed the class difference,superstition,lack of education and poor treatment of girl child during those times through the story The climax left me stunted, my heart went out to Apu His thoughts haunted me I could not help myself from crying.The climax will surely hit you deep within.There is also a ray of hope and change, a promise of good days I loved this book and would recommend it to anyone who want to peek in Apu and Durga s life and enjoy the simple joys of life.It inspires me to read the original work

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