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<ul><li><p>Sahitya Akademi</p><p>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</p><p>Your use of the JSTOR archive indicates your acceptance of the Terms &amp; Conditions of Use, available at .</p><p> .JSTOR is a not-for-profit service that helps scholars, researchers, and students discover, use, and build upon a wide range ofcontent in a trusted digital archive. We use information technology and tools to increase productivity and facilitate new formsof scholarship. For more information about JSTOR, please contact</p><p> .</p><p>Sahitya Akademi is collaborating with JSTOR to digitize, preserve and extend access to Indian Literature.</p><p> </p><p>This content downloaded from on Sat, 28 Jun 2014 16:48:32 PMAll use subject to JSTOR Terms and Conditions</p><p></p></li><li><p>Come back friend </p><p>Let's hear Chetuang The story of eternal love. </p><p>Translated from Bengali by Bikach Chaudhuri </p><p>Now It's Time to Talk </p><p>In the corner of the house </p><p>There is the Buddha speechless I have spoken to him </p><p>At times language of protest assumes stony silence </p><p>Burried behind creepers and spider-web the stone idol lies </p><p>After soil excavation </p><p>who will lay claims </p><p>over the vast treasure of </p><p>Pilak civilization </p><p>I just have no idea </p><p>How much more atonement we need </p><p>to awake Ahalya from her eternal slumber </p><p>You had promised me </p><p>a flight to heaven </p><p>in exchange of gold coins </p><p>gift of cows </p><p>I do not know when </p><p>when indeed will I have </p><p>the divine ride to heaven, Does any one really know? </p><p>Having seen and heard all </p><p>the silent Buddha will </p><p>nod his head </p><p>and speak out now. </p><p>Ramswar Bbattachaiya / 69 </p><p>This content downloaded from on Sat, 28 Jun 2014 16:48:32 PMAll use subject to JSTOR Terms and Conditions</p><p></p></li><li><p>He'll speak against war </p><p>defeat Acharya Shankar </p><p>in argument of logic For, now is the time to speak </p><p>Now-a-days talking to the stone idol </p><p>dumped in the corner of home, one can get to know </p><p>all secret information. </p><p>Translated from Bengali bj Bikach Chaudhuri </p><p>70 / Indian Uterature : 229 </p><p>This content downloaded from on Sat, 28 Jun 2014 16:48:32 PMAll use subject to JSTOR Terms and Conditions</p><p></p><p>Article Contentsp. 69p. 70</p><p>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]</p><p>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]</p><p>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]</p><p>FOLK TALESThe Cuckoo Doctor (A Mog Folk tale) [pp. 129-132]Genesis of Creation and the Beginning of "Jhum" Cultivation [pp. 133-136]</p><p>PLAYMarooned [pp. 137-150]</p><p>LITERARY CRITICISMUrdu Ghazal and the Indian Mind [pp. 151-185]South Asian Literature: Reflections in a Confluence [pp. 186-194]</p><p>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]</p><p>Our Contributors [pp. 233-239]Corrigendum: Renunciation [pp. 239-239]Back Matter</p></li></ul>