Satyadas is a simple allegorical tale of changing fortunes and the exit of human values at the advent of material well-being and prosperity.
(Young World, Friday, 15 June 2007)
Satyadas is the name of the mysterious visitor who appears on a rainy evening in front of Raghunath’s humble grocery shop. Unable to travel in the bad weather, he is offered food and shelter by Raghunath, the warm and caring host. He goes away the next day, but not before leaving a pouch whose valuable contents will test the limits of Raghunath’s honesty.
While the charcoal sketches bring to life the humble life and household of Raghunath, the story, originally written in Bengali by Bimal Kar and translated into English by Enakshi Chatterjee, is about the decline in human values as one falls a prey to greed. As the prologue to the book describes, it is a story “exploring truth, falsehood and everything in between.”
Cover Design: Geeta Dharmarajan
Category: Children's Books
Statistics: 40 pages
ISBN 81-89020-68-4 [PB]
Price: Rs 75 [India and the subcontinent only]
Labels: Bimal Kar, Children's Books, Katha Bangla Library, Neeta Gangopadhya, New Releases, Satyadas