Book Cover
And the Teesta Flows
Paper Type: Art Paper (Matt) | Size: 230 x 216mm
All colour; 167 photographs
ISBN-10: 9383098708 | ISBN-13: 978-93-83098-70-5

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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.


Samita Chaudhuri
Samita Chaudhuri
Author

Samita Chaudhuri did her postgraduation from the Jadavpur University in pharmaceutical technology, followed by a doctoral and post-doctoral research from the Calcutta University. She has served as a quality assurance manager at various pharmaceutical companies and is presently teaching pharmacy at a government polytechnic college. Samita is also a trained rock climber, an experienced high-altitud trekker and a passionate photographer.

Utpal Chaudhuri
Utpal Chaudhuri
Author
Utpal Chaudhuri is an alumnus of Hindu School and a pharmacy graduate from the Jadavpur University. A university blue in badminton and hockey, he is a passionate photographer. His photographs have earned recognition both within and outside India. A trained High-altitude trekker with experience in Bengal, Sikkim, Kumaon, Garhwal and Nepal, Utpal has also topped various debate competitions at the national level. He retired as assistant director of drugs control, West Bengal government, in 2013.
Kunal Basu
Kunal Basu
Foreword
Kunal Basu is the author of four critically acclaimed novels (The Opium Clerk; The Miniaturist; Racists; The Yellow Emperor's Cure, and a collection of stories - The Japanese Wife - the title story of which has been made into an award winning film. He has written poetry and screenplays; acted in films and on stage, and is arried with one daughter. He was born in Kolkata and teaches at Oxford University. Kushal Ray, a former sports journalist with The Telegraph, has taken part in several major international photography exhibitions. His work has been published in a number of prestigious photography magazines including Private and Punctum. He has also held two solo exhibitions of his paintings and drawings in Kolkata where he lives. He is associated with Drik India and ARTCO Gallery, Germany.