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Set in the largely unexplored terrain of rural Odisha, The Little Monk and Other Stories explores human nature. Whether it?s a small boy forced to be a monk, a son with mixed feelings towards his sick father , a child coming to terms with the difference between appearance and reality, or crooked officials getting their comeuppance when least expected, each story chronicles life as it is, a difficult journey, yet not without hope. It is especially sympathetic towards those living on the margins of society.
A sensitive look at the fragility of relationships and the struggle for survival in an exploitative world, The Little Monk and Other Stories talks about the dilemmas of life common to all of humankind.
Provides a glimpse of life in rural Odisha
Written by an award-winning Oriya author
Excellent translations by eminent writers, which keep the Oriya flavour intact
Realistic, yet sensitive
Each story contains a strong social message
About the Author
Gourahari Das likes to call himself a traveller . His journeys, metaphysical and actual, have made a writer out of him. Born in Sandhagara, a remote village in Odisha, he has come a long way. He has about forty books to his credit and he also writes a popular column Jeevanar Jalachhabi (Reflections of Life) in the Daily Sambad. He has won the Odisha Sahitya Akademi Award, the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for young playwrights and the Writer in Residency Fellowship of the Sahitya Akademi, New Delhi. He is the Director of Kanak TV of Sambad Group and lives in Bhubaneswar .