A Face of Bengal : Looking Through the Prism of Basic Education
‘An extraordinary book indeed this is…exposes brilliantly the bleak backdrop of human survival.’ – The Statesman
‘the distance covered is vast and the dramatis personae various. Using real-life stories, the author makes dry-as-dust statistics look interesting.’ – The Telegraph
Basic education, like a prism, refracts a spectrum of economic, political and cultural issues that usually remain knotted. The writer discovered this when he toured West Bengal – from the heart of Sundarbans to Shantiniketan, from the floodplains of dying rivers to the ochre plains of Jangalmahal. What emerges is a tapestry of sights, sounds and smells that often speak more than cold statistics.
First edition : January 2010, ISBN978-83-908117-9-6, 208 p. Paperback