a collection of writings that includes a tragic, captivating play followed by a compilation of absorbing poems
SOUTHEND-ON-SEA, England (PRWEB) August 05, 2015
Love for Indian history, culture heritage, his childhood and family inspired author Bhaskar Dasgupta to pen down “Memories of No Consequence” (published by Xlibris UK), a collection of writings that includes a tragic, captivating play followed by a compilation of absorbing poems.
The play is based on the poignant life of Umrao Jaan, a talented, beautiful courtesan from nineteenth century Lucknow, India. The story is told through the eyes of a Victorian woman named Mary Jane, whose life runs parallel and interlinked with Umrao Jan’s life. It is a tale that unites the different strands of human, social and political events – the rise of British imperialism and Raj, turbulent late nineteenth century India, devastation of war, the exploitation of women both in Mughal India and Victorian England, and the heroic story of two exceptional women who rise above this maelstrom to form a unique bond as a beacon of humanity.
The book then follows with a collection of poems. Sometimes trivial, often sentimental, vividly reliving mundane day-to-day events, with verses that aptly depict the alchemy of matters, values and traits that echo eternally in life.
A concoction of the different written art forms, “Memories of No Consequence” seeks to inspire, entertain and teach readers through the beauty of writing.
“Memories of No Consequence”
By Bhaskar Dasgupta
Hardcover | 8.5 x 8.5in | 80 pages | ISBN 9781514461464
Softcover | 8.5 x 8.5in | 80 pages | ISBN 9781514461488
E-Book | 80 pages | ISBN 9781514461471
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About the Author
Bhaskar Dasgupta’s obsession with music and Indian classical cultural heritage was nurtured by his childhood as depicted by the essay “House without Walls” within this book. Music has maintained pole position within a wider curiosity for all strands of the Indian cultural heritage. His love of “Best of India, Best of Indian” has led to several original musical and dance shows staged in London by him and his wife Dalia. He and his wife hold an open house for established and rising touring musicians and run the charity Chhandam dedicated to unifying the subcontinent’s diverse heritage. Dasgupta maintains his musical and cultural interests alongside an internationally renowned career as a clinician and researcher. He works as consultant rheumatologist at Southend University Hospital and is visiting professor at Anglia Ruskin University and honorary professor at Essex University.
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