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Vignettes en Route
Paper Type: Book Print | Size: 210 x 140mm
Black and White
ISBN-10: 9381523045 | ISBN-13: 978-93-81523-04-9

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The march towards offices starts at half past nine. At first, it is the run of the attendants. They are turbaned, clad in khaki uniforms, with three or four rounds of red serpentine cummerbund around the waist. A few of them carry in their cummerbunds a small knife with ivory handles inside ornamented sheaths. A mimicry of the castrated guards of the Mughal empire. Those are the attendants to the secretaries or the hon’ble members. They are the major-generals among the ranks of the orderlies. A bundle of files wrapped in a red coarse packaging sits on the carrier of their bicycles, which the sahibs carry home on Saturdays and most of which are returned untouched on Mondays

Jajabor alias Binay Kumar Mukhopadhyay was born in 1908 and at the age of thirty-eight, shot into literary fame with his very first book Drishtipaat, published in 1946. An Information Officer with the Government of India he was based in Delhi and was peripatetic in nature. He followed up Drishtipaat with another belles-lettres entitled Janantik (1952) and a historical account about Kashmir strife called Jhilam Nadir Tirey(1954). Binay Kumar Mukhopadhyay passed away in 2002 at the ripe old age of ninety-four.
Alokojjal Banerjee
Alokojjal Banerjee