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আম আঁটির ভেঁপু ‘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 train¾until one day poverty and fate deal a tragic blowMaking a Mango Whistle Aam Anthir Bhepu was first published in 1944 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
  • আম আঁটির ভেঁপু
  • Bibhutibhushan Bandyopadhyay
  • English
  • 13 June 2016
  • 9780143330226

About the Author: Bibhutibhushan Bandyopadhyay

Pather Panchali Song of the Road which was later adapted along with Aparajito the seuel into the Apu Trilogy films directed by



10 thoughts on “আম আঁটির ভেঁপু

  1. says:

    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.

  2. says:

    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.

  3. says:

    My first book of Bengali Literature!!My Papa used to take us to Ekushey Boi Mela every year and he bought this one from the fair. It has got a really nice cover that was my reason to want to what it holds inside. But the Bengali was hard for me at that age. I used to keep looking at the cover for a long time and used to wonder what is inside the book. My sister read it first and shared with me few short stories from this book. I remembered we talked about this book up to late night. So this book was like my entry to Bengali literature. When I am finally able enough to read and understand, I read the book and I was lost in the world of Durga and Apu. When they were having a picnic with brinjal, trust me I was there with them. I was with Durga when she used to run through the field. This is the first book which made me cried like I lost a dear one. I was brought up in a metropolitan city and I have spent all my life in a city. This book told me about life in the village and how people struggle with poverty. I love every single character in this book. This book inspired me to read the actual edition from which this book is an excerpt which is Pother Panchali. This book is one of the books which every Bengali should read once in a lifetime.

  4. says:

    Finally I finished a book! After a very long time.Making A Mango Whistle is written by a Bengali writer Bibhutibhushan Bandopadhyay. (I’m not good with pronouncing Bangli names so yes, to me it’s quite hard to pronounce his name.)It is story of two siblings growing up in Nishchindipur village, it is a small village of Bangal. The relationship of brother and sister and their discoveries took me to the memories of my childhood days. Bibhutibhushan beautifully portrayed how a countryside child experience a world around, my upbringing in countryside brought me to relate the life of “Durga” a character of young girl who is a carefree and always exploring the village life.Book will definitely make you experience and explore how children’s mind works. What they feel, see, think and take small decisions of their daily life. It also put a light on gender inequality and biases in our society. Author beautifully uses his authority over portraying the poverty, lack of other resources and treatment of girl child. This book is full of human emotions, so are you people ready to cry?! 😛

  5. says:

    I first read it when it was part of my bangla textbook back in the early 90s. I still remember the feeling of reading it. It felt like was in that particular journey Opu was with his father and his neighbors/village people. Those details about opu's surroundings were so vivid, I lost track of time. Back then, I didn't have the knowledge of remembering the writer's name so when I read Pother Pachali like 20 years later for the first time, oh boy! the joy I felt. I had tears in my eyes. The joy of discovery or rediscovering this part was unforgettable.

  6. says:

    This book is as magical as it is heart breaking. A classic that doesn’t need an introduction.

  7. says:

    This collection of 23 stories. The real life characters will give glimpse of life of people. Woderful description and the simple yet powerful.

  8. says:

    This is a sad, sad book and an abridged version of Bibhutibhushan Bandopadhyay's 'Pather Panchali'. It's so sad the way the old lady was treated in the first few chapters and the Durga's desire to see a train but she never does get to. : ( I liked it.

  9. says:

    Perhaps something lost in translation here: I was left with the impression that some parts may have sounded natural in the original Bengali, but sounded odd in English.

  10. says:

    This was the book we would write essays about. Essays on your fav book. Only it was one of my most fav for real.Oh. The. Feels

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