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Pustak Mahal

THE PHOENIX

  • Wed May 01, 2013
  • Published on May 1, 2013
  • Language - English
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The “Phoenix” depicts the saga of a woman, who experienced love and affection of a man for the first time after her marriage. Arindam occupied the central place in Sudha’s life. Sudha, however, was soon disillusioned when, to her shock and horror, she discovered that her husband – far from being a paragon of virtue – was a debauch. But she refused to yield and give up so easily and strived to reform her husband. However, her efforts failed when she found Arindam and her childhood friend Malti in a compromising position in her own bed. Arindam ran away with that other woman like a coward. However, Sudha, with a firm determination and a missionary zeal, rose to the occasion and decided to bring up her yet to be born child single-handedly. It was at a chance encounter between Arindam and Sudha after a long period, that a heavily repentant and with a guilt conscience Arindam anted to stage a comeback in Sudha’s life. She, however, stood firm on her ground and refused any help from the person who deserted her at a crucial juncture. A woman is “Shakti” personified – she is undoubtedly a symbol of love and affection, but at the same time with fortitude and determination, she can fight injustice and any wrong done to her. The Phoenix is a symbol of rebirth, immortality and renewal. Its ability to be reborn from its own ashes implies that it is immortal.