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And the Teesta Flow

 
Samita Chaudhuri (Author) Utpal Chaudhuri (Author)
Synopsis

And the Teesta Flows... is the biography of a mountain river the Teesta. The book traces the river s course right form its origin in North Sikkim to its confluence with the Brahmaputra in Bangladesh. However, what lies as an undertone in this narrative is the story of a girl Teesta, the river her namesake who lived to see only thirteen summers. Authors Utpal and Samita Chauduri have constantly travelled to the Himalayas seeking a reflection of their daughter in the perennial flow of the river Teesta. Thus begins a story.

Written in the style of a diary without chronology, the book sketches the diversity of the people living by the Teesta, delineating the tales of their philosophies, their lifestyles, their livelihoods and their emotions. The anecdotes that find place in the narrative are the authors first-hand experiences of interactions with them. A memoir, a piece of dedication, an offering in remembrance of a loved one, call it what you may, this book is bound to touch your heart.

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Bibliographic information

Title And the Teesta Flow
Format Hardcover
Date published: 15.05.2015
Edition 1st. ed.
Publisher Niyogi Books
Language: English
isbn 9789383098705
length 185p., 3 Pages; Illustrations; Colour; Map; 24cm.