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Ashes Still Whisper: A translation of the Assamese novel Jalasobi by Anuradha Sharma Pujari by Parasar, Bhaswati
ISBN: 9789354612176
Binding: E-Book
Biblio: vi+212p 25cm
Weight: 0 gms
Pages: 218
Imprint: Regency Publications
Year: 2022
Price : Rs 7695.00
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'Ashes still Whisper' recounts the life journey of Subarnajyoti Devi, a simple, ordinary middle class woman but extra-ordinary in her attitude to life, in her determinations to face the tribulations of life and her sacrifices to uphold her family. Her death after three long months of painful stay in the hospital leaves her daughter Mani devastated and guilt-ridden. She reflects on the relation they shared just before her death, a relation turned upside down because of Subarnajyoti's mental illness that had reduced her just to a water-image of her earlier self: she had lost her memory, had become fragile and extremely suspicious living on the haze of familiarity and unfamiliarity. The novel delineates in a gripping way Mani's predicament in handling her mother's wounded sense of pride and identity at her inevitable dependency on her daughter and the ultimate loss that leads Mani to listen to the ashes that still whispers …