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  • পীচ ফল (Peach Fruit)

    Pinaki Gayen

    Chapter from the book: Menon, N et al. 2023. Indian Electronic Literature Anthology: Volume I.


    Transporting self to a distant place of belonging and delving deep into the nostalgic past constitutes the soul of this poetry. The descriptions in harking back to the past give a slice of vivid visual of daily life from the heart of Bengal - the city of Kolkata; as though the poet’s heart too belongs there. Isolation and intended self-exile ring throughout the lines, where the poet is seen constantly mediating between past and future. As the thought of the future hinders him from complete escape, the recollection of his homeland reiteratively haunts him in the foreign land. While tossed in between, the poet goes for unconcerned walks, grapples with directions, and dives into deep thought. Thus, the symbolic peach fruit, the reference of which appears as the title itself, sources the poet’s stream of thought for being a constant reminder of his residing far away from his mother state. At last, the concluding remarks on the poet’s urge to pen down everything flag the message of the portance of writing.

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    Gayen, P. 2023. পীচ ফল (Peach Fruit). In: Menon, N et al (eds.), Indian Electronic Literature Anthology. Indore, India: Indian Institute of Technology – Knowledge Sharing in Publishing. DOI: https://doi.org/10.57004/book1.d

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    Published on Dec. 13, 2023


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