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Thursday, March 20, 2014

Book Review : Prabanchak by Narayan Sanyal


Prabanchak by Narayan Sanyal

Price : 100

A BRIEF DESCRIPTION ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Narayan Sanyal has always been my extreme favourite when it comes to Bengali Literature. Born on 26th April,1924,Kolkata, a very important personality for the uplift of the Shibpur Engineering College.A fellow of Institute of Engineers. A scholar in almost every sphere of knowledge I'd expect to know!American Biographical Institute wanted to award him with 'Man of the year 1998' - he refused. The reason's not mentioned anywhere. I would just expect you to see the person whom the book is dedicated to in order to guess the answer.


Prabanchak by Narayan Sanyal

What the publisher claims : Two novelettes on Master Forger-Artists in Bengali by Narayan Sanyal




What I would claim : The book's cover comes in a Pink and Golden Yellow combination with a sketch of Monalisa (The painting by Leonardo da Vinci) and a few other painting's sketches and a sketch of Han Van Meegeren with the word Prabanchak (meaning Cheater) written in bold letters followed by the author's name in white. I guess I would have liked the author's name to be in black,would have given a bolder look to the cover. 
Next,comes the stories : They are extremely well-written,as expected and have enough literature content to hold the reader glued to them. There are two stories,as claimed - the first one is called 
মোনালিসার প্রেমে (In love with Monalisa) and প্রবঞ্চক (The Cheater). The first story is about forgery on paintings in Italy's best known museums and the second one is about Han Van Meegeren's forgery on Vermeer's works.I specifically remember the lines - "When I am dead,let this be said, The man was but naught,but his books were read!"I'll encourage every reader interested in painting or fine arts to go through this. It will explain you the bases of forgery might not be greed - it might just be insult,it might be pain or pride of a race.

Dedicated to : West Bengal's Chief Minister and one of the most important figures of The Communist Party of India (CPIM) from 1977 to 2000 - Jyoti Basu.


Prabanchak by Narayan Sanyal

Score according to The Perspectives Blog -
Cover Art : 3.5/5
Literature Content - 5/5 (AWESOME)
Page Quality : 4.5/5
Price : 5/5

Overall score : 18/20 = 90%
JUDGING BY LITERATURE CONTENT,I MYSELF CONSIDER OTHER FACTORS VERY INFERIOR,THIS BOOK IS A MUST-HAVE.I HAVE CHERISHED MY TIME READING THIS.

Why no Copyright/Watermark over Pictures : The book belongs to the author and readers. I am a mere reader. Who am I to get a copyright? Even above the pictures?
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