Authored By: Bishnu Mohan Panda
Year of Publication: 2017
|Pages: 94||Binding: Paperback(PB)|
Category: Poetry, Fiction and Short Stories
|Price in Rs. 175.00||Price in (USA) $. 14|
This book - Uncharted Surguja- of Chattisgarh, is an attempt by the author to give an idea about beauty of SURGUJA in totality. The details of the scenic spots, mesmerising waterfalls, caves, lakes, temples, rock paintings, moving earth at JALJALI, besides the crafts, culture, tribal Gods, dance, worshiping the ancestors and festivals with different customs associated with them, have been vividly described.The world's first love story in Jogimara caves, the ancient amphitheatre of SITA-Bengra and the great poet, Kalidas's calibre in describing the awesome beauty of Ramgiri hills in his immortal book MEGHDOOT in this place, will attract any visitor to the area.
The author describes as to how GHUMKURIA tribal hut of ORAN tribes, like Ghotul of Muria's of BASTAR, prevalent in the area, is a living university, where life's education is taught without any books or tests etc., a lesson for modern management/B-SCHOOLS.
The book covers the Unique customs amongst the tribes to protect the environment and as to how the determination of Sonabai, the Rajwar woman, against all odds, had made the clay art of Surguja, world famous. Similarly by giving a different dimension to Surguja art, Sundaribai of the same area had also popularised the Surguja art, further. As no one can replicate SURGUJA, without visit and seeing the place in one's own eye, the author also requests, one and all, to visit at least once,to this ancient land,to have a feel of the place and to have a life time experience.
The author, Bishnu Mohan Panda, was the General Manager of PNB, Director of Everest Bank Ltd., Nepal and Ex-Director in the boards of many companies. Presently, the author is engaged as a Financial Advisor, in REC Power Distribution Company Ltd. (A wholly owned subsidiary of REC, Govt, of India Enterprise). For professional requirements, the author had the opportunity to visit different parts of the country and even abroad. The author is a passionate traveller and many places attract him amongst which Surguja of Chhattisgarh is one such place.The author has researched a lot about the positive side of this land and its people which is one of the most ancient places with tribals and simple people inhabiting the area. This book is the outcome of all the above mentioned efforts of the author. It is also a part amongst the series of books being written by the author about various tourist places and culture of CHHATTISGARH.