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Jogesh Das is a prolific eminent writer, a dedicated teacher, and a respectable journalist who was conversant with the sorrows and joys of lower middle class and the down trodden communities. An outstanding writer of the Ramdhenu era, he stitches wreaths through words lighting the ceremonial lamp of zealous hope. Often ignited to fame by the dint of his sheer brilliance he is known for his short stories and novels.
Jogesh Das (1927) portrays essential truth thereby enriching the pattern of his stories with sympathy and understanding. He avoids clich‚s, is devoid of weakness and tells the story convincingly. His stories like Kalpatuar mrittu has startling human touch, quiet and yet subtle. His other collections include Popia tora, Andharar are and Modarar bedana (1963). Jogesh Das conveys his broad sympathies in a simple style. His Kalpatuar mrittu is a psychological case study of a lower middle class family. There lies an undertone of pathos. The character of Tularam in Chhinhamul traces a psychoanalytic case with complex undertones of the character. Jogesh Das has a balanced control over form and expression.
He received the prestigious Sahitya Academy Award for his collection of short stories Prithivir Asukh. Dawar Aru Nai (There is no more cloud) is also a famous book authored by him which is set against the background of the World War II and its effects on the life of the tea garden populace; translated in almost all the languages. This book depicts his unquestionable love and sympathy for the common mass.
He emerged as a fiction writer in the early fifties. His first novel is Kolpotuwar Mrityu. Thereafter was his second novel Daawor aru nai in 1955 that established him as a powerful novelist. His other novels include: Jonakir Jui( Flame of the Fire fly1959), Nirupai-Nirupai(1963), Emuthi Dhuli(1965), Haazaar Phul (1967), Nedekha Juir Dhowa(1972), Obidha(1972) and Naresh Maloti Aru (1977). His Story books are: Popiya Tora (1956), Andharor Are Are(1958), Triveni (1961), Modaror Bedona(1963) and Haazaar Lokor Bhir (1965).
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