Betrayed by Hope A Play on the Life of Michael Madhusudan Dutt

Author:

Namita Gokhale

,

Malashri Lal

Publisher:

HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS INDIA

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Publisher

HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS INDIA

Publication Year 2020
ISBN-13

978935357910

ISBN-10 978935357910
Binding

Paperback

Edition First
Number of Pages 136 Pages
Language (English)
Weight (grms) 788

Michael Madhusudan Dutt (1824-1872), a maverick who changed the scope of Bengali poetry in the nineteenth century, especially with his epic work in free verse, Meghnadhbadh Kabya, lived and died unsung. Throughout his life, Madhusudan was caught in an identity crisis: he wrote in the English language, converted to Christianity from Hinduism. A restless traveller, yearning to belong somewhere, he finally found his metier in his mother tongue, though his life never ceased to be turbulent. Betrayed by Hope, a play-script based on the letters Michael Madhusudan Dutt wrote to friends, well-wishers and patrons, paints the picture of an artist's inner landscape as he plunges headlong into crisis after crisis, even as his imagination and creativity reach new heights of excellenc

Namita Gokhale

Namita Gokhale is the author of seventeen books. She is the founder and co-director of the Jaipur Literature Festival and Mountain Echoes, the Bhutan Literature Festival.

Malashri Lal

Malashri Lal has recently retired from the Department of English, University of Delhi, and is a member of the Sahitya Akademi advisory board.
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