ORIGINAL STORY: THE LOST JEWELS
(AUTHOR: RABINDRANATH TAGORE)
‘‘A COMPLETE SELF-ANALYSIS,
EDITED AND WRITTEN ON BASIS OF THE ORIGINAL STORY AND, THE KEEN DIRECTION BY SATYAJIT RAY IN HIS FILM ‘MONIHARA’ (1961) ON BASIS OF THE AFORESAID ORIGINAL- STORY AND THE THEME.’’
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Rabindranath Tagore was an eminent Indo-Anglian poet, author, philosopher, educator and artist. He was born on May 7, 1861 in a wealthy aristocratic family in Kolkata. Tagore received his early education from tutors at home. At seventeen, he was sent to England for formal schooling, but he did not finish his studies there. An avid reader, Tagore read widely on various subjects and started writing poetry at a very young age. In addition to his many-sided literary activities, Tagore worked as a social and religious reformer. Besides, he started an experimental school at Santiniketan, where he tried his Upanishadic ideals of education, combining Indian and Western thought and culture. It later came to be known as the Visva-Bharati University.
Tagore’s first book of poems, Kabi Kahini was published at a very young age. His other volumes of poetry include Manasi (1890), Sonar Tari (1894), Gitanjali (1910),Gitimalya (1914) and Balaka (1913). In 1913, Tagore was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature for his masterpiece Gitanjali. Tagore also wrote a number of musical plays, novels, essays, short stories and travel diaries. He is widely acknowledged as the inventor of modern Bengali short fiction. Tagore died on august 7, 1941 in Kolkata.
SPELL DIRECTOR LEGEND SATYAJIT RAY.
The title "Teen Kanya" means three daughters (or three girls) was under the keen direction of Satyajit Ray, but the international version of the film is called "Two Daughters". This is because the feature has three different stories; however, only two of them were included for the international release: The Postmaster 56 min. and Samapti (The Conclusion) 56 min.
Monihara (The Lost Jewels) was left out from the international release probably due to concerns about length and subtitles not being ready for Monihara. The female characters that are central to the stories link the three episodes. Ray adapted three short stories…
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I was getting nothing done one night, and I was reminded that I had plenty that I needed to do and that I needed to get my mind off of my distractions--including, among them, what I see as a moral deficiency. So, I wrote this.
Now, this essay isn't necessarily a precursor to anything else...but its name does match a book I've been working on in concept for a few years. It has nothing to do with the overall plot, or design...except in one thing. Let me know what you think of my writing here, and you just might be able to influence this other thing--if you're so interested.
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