The My Dadu series of poems are cryptic compositions of an ambivalent relationship between two minds set 60 years apart. The subject of the poems is the intriguing behavior of the grandfather who used to spend all his time in the study and sometimes interacted with strangers for the publication and sale of his books. The poems are written from the perspective of the granddaughter who, from age 4 till his death observed his persistent scholarship and the contrasting idiosyncrasies and formed an ironical worldview about being learned. The subject of this book is Professor Asoke Kumar Bhattacharyya. He was an art historian, museologist and archeologist residing for the greater part of his life in Kolkata. He lived a very active life for 97 years producing many memorable lectures, research works and books throughout the latter half of his days on earth. For his substantial contribution to archeology the Government of India conferred on him Padma Shri in 2017.
|AUTHOR'S NAME||ANURADHA BHATTACHARYYA|
|PUBLISHER||ADHYAYA PUBLISHERS & DISTRIBUTORS|