03 February 2013

The Vision: Aniruddha Bose



Aniruddha Bose’s “The Vision”, an English rendition by Purnasree Nag of the Bengali volume “Dekha” discovers the snivel through an assortment of temperaments of the individual spirit that wait at the back the glitzy disguise of affluence and opulence of the West, through the ogle of a youthful bemused Briton of Indian origin, who stride into the state of her forefathers to search the reality of existence.


The tale is the finding of a gentleman by his offspring, who has no reminiscences of him and is precisely about that father and spawn connection of a daughter who has never met him after growing up or known him, yet in fact sense his existence in her verve.

Arriving in India for Srabosti was by no means a homecoming, detached from her father, who preferred a realm over a relation, brought up by her mother who desired materialistic riches in a remote terrain over societal obligation, but a sequence of dealings unfurl which make her understand how much her father esteemed and concerned for her and how he had sealed all the recollections of her infancy, eager that she would come back one day.

If it is about Arijit, the forlorn character who couldn’t be a more contented person and kept all and sundry around him jovial in spite of his disturbed existence, it is all concerning Srabosti, just another youthful N.R.I who doesn’t stay just one more little N.R.I after her expedition of self sighting. Srabosti’s finding of Arijit craft her a part of him with time and her sighting of India make her apprehend why folks away from here at all times put down their spirit behind.

For Srabosti, it is regarding an assortment of stuff and is in relation to identifying her father, of the way he perceives life and countenances it, the folks around him and what they mean to him and it is also with reference to India.

It is as well regarding coming to discern the true face of her mother. Possibly they had been split for no blemish of theirs and perhaps could have meet up but all this stay extraneous. What turn out to be germane is this trip of self-discovery, of coming to be acquainted with India and also coming to be familiar with her father. The tome is like a collection of memoirs which turn out to be the fundamental face and do toggle back into view with the paperback boasting assorted planes to it.

The whole narrative open out not through glum or gloom but the gala of discovery where the folios of Arijit’s existence unwrap one flap after another, his feelings regarding her, the nation, its fruition from one cohort to the other, about the folks he cherish and eccentric enough as loath as she was by shank's pony in reverse in time, Srabosti locate the whole lot is in the offing if she still mind to revisit.

The state just grows on over an epoch of time and that is what ensues to Srabosti. Identifying her father and discerning India lope analogous all along with knowing herself, which is just first-rate. Her father develop into further and further secure to her as she meet the small number of certain very close and cherished folks.

He fetches out the sob of individual essence that skulk behind the gleaming smokescreen of riches and lavishness of the West and then through the ogle of the key personality, Srabasti, the cerebral booklover appreciate the genuine thinking.

There are a few basic issues in our existence, which either mount in the echelon of our sentiment or slumber in the icy gloom of our intimate passion. Every now and then it heaves a tsunami in our stanch samey verve quivering up our very subsistence and at times there are folks whom you haven’t met and don’t identify at all and they stay anonymous to you in entirety.

It may be the whole being or certain stuff about that self but what if that individual is your father, the very unique self who has given dawn to you and fetched you into this planet. The one, who is the shield care for you and takes you up with supreme heed and love, the one without whom you wouldn’t have been there. What if such a being is somebody whom you have certainly not met or known or appear to truly discern and recognize.

A lot of a times these essential subject overpowers our cognition when we in fact exist in our verve more or less blissfully with not much deluge. These idealistic matters barely cooperate any momentous task in a lot of our lives; yet, a small number can every now and then heed the dub of the rough country.

If one does listen to such a call, the every day errands of existence turn out to be futile. The effort then only spotlight in looking for a retort to these queries. The hallowed little in fact plan the pedestal for a fresh start where the offspring can tend a superior return. India with its jostle and commotion has its upbeat side too. The populace, the past, the country and the realm with its tenderness grows on anybody who has even an isolated link with this state in particular if you have breathed here and even if you had virtually not resided here.

The writer seizes the booklover on a funnelled excursion of India presenting its affluent mores and customs. It is the sketches of verve and the shape of India which Srabosti relive like a yarn which craft the plot surge without restraint.


Title: The Vision ○ Publisher: Smriti Publisher ○ Author: Aniruddha Bose ○ Edition:  Paperback ○ Language: English ○ ISBN: 9788191034035


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