In A Riverside Fairytale

Author(s): Jayant Nobis

  • Language:
  • English
  • Genre(s):
  • RomanceGeneral Fiction
  • ISBN13:
  • 9789359118819
  • ISBN10:
  • 9359118818
  • Format:
  • Paperback
  • Trim:
  • 5.8x8.3
  • Pages:
  • 186
  • Publication date:
  • 22-Sep-2023

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In this charming novelette, the reader is transported on a breezy spring morning to the edge of the Hooghly - a river that ploughs through the heart of Bengal and which, over the ages, has become a veritable repository of the history and culture of that illustrious land. And in the undisturbed quietude of that setting, a chance encounter between two strangers - a man and a woman in their seventies – leads to a conversation that levitates from a guarded, unobtrusive beginning to an unstoppable outpouring of candid reflections and revelations … around which this heartwarming romance has been artfully sculpted by Jayant Nobis. 

Readers will discover that this easy-paced, descriptive narrative embodies a captivating plot that brings out the flavour of Bengal through quintessential vernacular dialogue, and promises to hold all age groups spellbound with its meticulous character portrayals and lucidly described situations.  

There are also moments in this literary journey when the sensitive reader cannot miss the fleeting instances of eager anticipation, innocent delight, gentle poignancy, mature intimacy, tingling suspense, and the odd trace of the supernatural!

Jayant Nobis

Jayant Nobis

Born in Jamshedpur in 1945, Jayant Nobis grew up in schools run by Irish nuns, Anglican schoolmasters and American Jesuit priests. A good part of his early, impressionable, boyhood years were spent in the West Bengal heartland, that helped ingrain in him a close appreciation of Bengali lifestyle and culture which are elaborately reflected in this book. After his circuitous schooling he went on to graduate in Civil and Municipal Engineering from the Benares Hindu University.

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