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    Now It's Time to TalkAuthor(s): Rameswar Bhattacharya and Bikach ChaudhuriSource: Indian Literature, Vol. 49, No. 5 (229) (September-October 2005), pp. 69-70Published by: Sahitya AkademiStable URL: .Accessed: 28/06/2014 16:48

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  • Come back friend

    Let's hear Chetuang The story of eternal love.

    Translated from Bengali by Bikach Chaudhuri

    Now It's Time to Talk

    In the corner of the house

    There is the Buddha speechless I have spoken to him

    At times language of protest assumes stony silence

    Burried behind creepers and spider-web the stone idol lies

    After soil excavation

    who will lay claims

    over the vast treasure of

    Pilak civilization

    I just have no idea

    How much more atonement we need

    to awake Ahalya from her eternal slumber

    You had promised me

    a flight to heaven

    in exchange of gold coins

    gift of cows

    I do not know when

    when indeed will I have

    the divine ride to heaven, Does any one really know?

    Having seen and heard all

    the silent Buddha will

    nod his head

    and speak out now.

    Ramswar Bbattachaiya / 69

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  • He'll speak against war

    defeat Acharya Shankar

    in argument of logic For, now is the time to speak

    Now-a-days talking to the stone idol

    dumped in the corner of home, one can get to know

    all secret information.

    Translated from Bengali bj Bikach Chaudhuri

    70 / Indian Uterature : 229

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    Article Contentsp. 69p. 70

    Issue Table of ContentsIndian Literature, Vol. 49, No. 5 (229) (September-October 2005), pp. 1-240Front Matter[Illustration] [pp. 6-6]FROM THE EDITOR'S DESK [pp. 7-9]IN MEMORIAMBhaskar Chakraborti : The Enigma and the Challenge of a City [pp. 10-17]

    LITERATURE FROM TRIPURALiterature from Tripura: An Introduction [pp. 18-20]POETRYThe Eternal Man [pp. 21-21]The Silky Deer [pp. 21-22]The Night Forgave, the River Too [pp. 23-23]The Outcast [pp. 23-23]You Appeared More Matured [pp. 24-25]The Blood of Fulan [pp. 25-27]Mayabati [pp. 28-28]Paper [pp. 29-29]An Institution [pp. 30-30]A Madman [pp. 31-31]Pilferers [pp. 31-32]A Song of Shadow [pp. 32-32]Ekalavya of the Longtarai [pp. 33-34]A Frenzied Dance [pp. 34-35]Come, Join Me in a Dance [pp. 36-36]Give Back [pp. 36-37]Night : A Theme Song [pp. 38-39]Valley in the Evening [pp. 39-39]The Potter's Wife and the Rain [pp. 40-41]Columbus's Compass [pp. 41-41]Diary of One Abducted [pp. 41-41]Conjugality [pp. 42-42]Nuyai [pp. 43-43]The Cage [pp. 44-44]The Rain Water [pp. 44-45]The Martyr's Altar [pp. 46-46]The Biju Bird the Biju Flower [pp. 47-47]My Room [pp. 48-48]The Two Sides of the River [pp. 48-48]The Lips [pp. 49-49]The Banana Tree [pp. 49-49]Dilwar [pp. 50-50]Bloom the Flowers [pp. 51-51]In Synchronised Tunes [pp. 52-53]Agony of Tripura Hills [pp. 53-54]"Abdul Do You Hear?" [pp. 55-55]To Pull Down the Structure [pp. 56-56]Killed or Ousted the Rest Would be [pp. 56-57]The Fight Has To Be Fought [pp. 57-58]The Story [pp. 59-59]Stone Flower at the Pyre [pp. 60-60]A Trip to the Shakhangtang Hill [pp. 60-61]The Border [pp. 62-63]I am a Pedlar [pp. 63-63]Snakes and Ladders [pp. 64-64]Of Home, Poetics [pp. 64-65]At Night [pp. 65-65]The Jester [pp. 66-66]Thursday [pp. 66-66]Subdued Tone [pp. 66-67]Come Back Home [pp. 68-69]Now It's Time to Talk [pp. 69-70]The River Down the Memory Lane [pp. 71-72]O Grief, Where Thy Pleasure Lies [pp. 72-73]Broken Face in the Mirror [pp. 73-73]Rusted Grindstone [pp. 74-75]Marriage [pp. 76-76]War of Someone Born Blind [pp. 76-77]Annihilation [pp. 78-78]Emancipation [pp. 78-79]Shaken is the Dream-bridge [pp. 79-79]Debt [pp. 80-80]Now in My Village [pp. 80-81]Spring in the Blue Forest [pp. 82-82]Maichung [pp. 82-83]Again and Again I [pp. 84-84]Wipe It Not [pp. 84-84]And the Dream Bird [pp. 85-85]Wailing Garden [pp. 86-88]The New Era [pp. 89-89]Equal [pp. 90-90]

    SHORT STORIESWings [pp. 91-100]Seventh Column on Fifth Page [pp. 101-105]The Clever Queen [pp. 106-108]The Image of the Babbling Rivulet [pp. 109-122]Haridasi [pp. 123-125]Hathairai [pp. 126-128]

    FOLK TALESThe Cuckoo Doctor (A Mog Folk tale) [pp. 129-132]Genesis of Creation and the Beginning of "Jhum" Cultivation [pp. 133-136]

    PLAYMarooned [pp. 137-150]

    LITERARY CRITICISMUrdu Ghazal and the Indian Mind [pp. 151-185]South Asian Literature: Reflections in a Confluence [pp. 186-194]

    BOOK REVIEWSReview: untitled [pp. 195-198]Review: untitled [pp. 198-200]Review: untitled [pp. 201-206]Review: untitled [pp. 206-210]Review: untitled [pp. 210-214]Review: untitled [pp. 214-216]Review: untitled [pp. 216-220]Review: untitled [pp. 220-222]Review: untitled [pp. 223-227]Review: untitled [pp. 227-232]

    Our Contributors [pp. 233-239]Corrigendum: Renunciation [pp. 239-239]Back Matter