Summary Of Bhabani Bhattacharya's Music For Mohini

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Bhabani Bhattacharya one of the foremost Indo-Anglian writers was not only a realist and visionary, he was also an artist with his genuine concern for society. He has in him a passionate plea for the synthesis of modern and traditional values with a positive affirmation of life. A man of multitudinous interests he has made his mark not only as a novelist and short story writer but also as a translator, creative historian and a biographer. Bhattacharya has especially excelled himself in short story writing because of his perception, vision, variety and universality of appeal. With humour, satire and humanism he deftfully handled the themes, ideas and values of his works which owe to our native social and cultural situations. Similar to Mulk Raj Anand, he believed in art for life’s sake. Hence, through his works Bhabani Bhattacharya became a reformist social realist.

Bhabani Bhattacharya : - ‘Art for life’s Sake’ Bhabani Bhattacharya, one of the great pioneers of
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The dissociation of sensibility that has set in ‘Music for Mohini’ is aggravated in ‘He Who Rides a Tiger’, and the strategy of fantasy that the author uses for riding the tiger of social purposiveness takes him nearer to R.K. Narayan’s ‘The Guide’. ‘Indian Cavalcade’ a collection of episodes of striking incidents from Indian history, displays his descriptive power, vivid portrayal of character and dramatic talent. But, my utmost concern is with his short stories, which is collected under the title “Steel Hawk and other Stories’. It is estimated that Bhabani Bhattacharya’s stories show considerable variety of theme and tone ranging from light-hearted comedy to sombre tragedy, from nights of sheer fancy to the keen observation of facts and from s study of monkey’s mind to the exploration of the depth of the human

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