The Hour before Dawn

  • Title: The Hour before Dawn
  • Author: Bhabendra Nath Saikia, Maitreyee S. C.
  • ISBN: 9780143063858
  • Page: 426
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Hour before Dawn A rare glimpse of Assamese society portrayed with deep understanding and love by a master craftsman Mamoni Raisom Goswami acclaimed author of The Moth eaten Howdah of the Tusker and winner of the Jn
    A rare glimpse of Assamese society, portrayed with deep understanding and love by a master craftsman Mamoni Raisom Goswami, acclaimed author of The Moth eaten Howdah of the Tusker and winner of the Jnanpith Award She had given her husband four children, had bared her body and soul to him why did he want to remarry Today, what made him dress in a new silk kurta, become a A rare glimpse of Assamese society, portrayed with deep understanding and love by a master craftsman Mamoni Raisom Goswami, acclaimed author of The Moth eaten Howdah of the Tusker and winner of the Jnanpith Award She had given her husband four children, had bared her body and soul to him why did he want to remarry Today, what made him dress in a new silk kurta, become a bridegroom once again, and leave on elephant back to take another woman as his wife When Menoka s dissolute husband Mohikanto takes a second wife she is devastated by the heedless manner in which he squanders her unquestioning loyalty But after the initial anguish she finds new strength in her womanhood when she embraces a tender but illicit relationship with a village outcast in her role as a fiercely protective mother and, eventually, in a compassionate humanity towards her frail and battered co wife and needy stepchildren The story also poignantly explores Menoka s troubled but ultimately redemptive relationship with Indro, her first born son, who is unwittingly exposed to a bewildering world of adult complexities and feels compelled to leave the village.Translated from the original Assamese novel Antoreep by renowned writer and film maker Bhabendra Nath Saikia, The Hour before Dawn is set primarily in pre Independence India and vividly reflects the intensely verdant life of a small village in Assam This is a haunting story of conjugal betrayal and retribution, a woman s hidden strength in her darkest hour and the unforeseen bonds that develop between unlikely people in unexpected circumstances.About The AuthorDr Bhabendra Nath Saikia 1932 2003 was born in Assam and made his mark both as a prolific and popular writer and as an outstanding film maker He received the Sahitya Akademi Award in 1976 and the Padma Shri in 2001.

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    1. An intense read. Set in a small Assam village of pre-Independence India, The Hour before Dawn is a deeply moving story of a strong-willed woman's reaction to her husband's betrayal and second marriage. How she copes with the development and sticks to her decisions form the central plot of the story.

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    2. beautiful, artistic and painstakingly true story and of course very close to home. An amazing portrayal of the Assamese society.

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