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The Last Lambada

Sisir Kumar Das (Author)
Synopsis This is not just the story of the Lambada clan - favorites of a goddess, champion fornicators and ruthless rulers of a part of coastal Orissa. This is a story about life's caprices, of fantasy and fact, tradition and modernity, of faith and enduring wretchedness. For, sex and piety lay a strange foundation for a clan that unleashes a reign of terror for four hundred years.Is it a myth or is it the truth, or is it neither? It all begins when a man with an extra large fittings, flees from his excesses, and starts the ruling Lambada clan with the help of a naughty goddess, who in a fit of frenzy decrees the doom of the clan through death, desertion and lost libido. Engaging and witty, glistening with irony, nuanced yet blunt and cynical - the novel takes a rollicking and serious look at the oppressors and oppressed of India, with the inherent paradoxes of lust and license, and no less, of faith and foible.
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About the author

Sisir Kumar Das

Sisir Kumar Das (b. 1936) was educated at the Universities of Calcutta and London and received doctorate degrees from both. For some time he was a post-doctoral fellow in Linguistics at Cornell University. He was a lecturer in Bengali at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, for three years. At present he is the Reader in Bengali, University of Delhi. He is a poet, playwright and a literary critic. His Early Bengali Prose (1966) written in English is a pioneering work in the study of stylistics in this country.

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Title The Last Lambada
Format Hardcover
Date published: 05.07.1998
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8120721179
length 169p.