Charaibeti by Ashis Kumar Chatterjee
by Ashis Kumar Chatterjee
Hardbound, 200 Pages, 414 gms
About: Charaibeti, Asis, Chatterjee, Impotence, Sexuality
The average man, with his different weaknesses &ordinary middle class beliefs— this is a story about the most common figure of modern society. Modernity, with its aids and maladies wraps around us, becoming our second skin. In addition, this is the tale of that one modern social malady that changed Soumyadeep’s life forever.
Damaged psychologically by a childhood sexual molestation, Soumyadeep had developed sexual impotency, a crippling physical handicap that always followed him like a cruel & evil monster, which devoured his normal life & compelled him to start his long journey to the quest of the eternal truth of life.
Thus we encounter the elevation of a commoner to the heights of tragic grandeur, in struggling against the jeers of society, and moving on... in search of a meaning to life’s experience and finally to self-hood.
Ashis Kumar Chatterjee, in his saga of ordinary human occurrence, unfolds an extra-ordinary view of issues, beliefs and life itself, where he follows the doctrine of moving on to the eternal enlightenment. Charaibeti, which literally means “moving on”, thus mirrors the ultimate truth of existence, tranquillity and pure happiness.
-by Agnimita Chatterjee