Maitreyee B Chowdhury is a web columnist and a poet. Besides writing on cinema and issues related to women and the environment, she has also been featured in an anthology of contemporary Indian writing, ‘Celebrating India’.
Maitreyee is the author of three books:
‘Reflections on My India’
‘Uttam Kumar Suchitra Sen- Bengali Cinema’s First Couple‘, and
‘Where Even the Present is Ancient: Benaras‘.
An avid ‘people watcher and creative writer, Maitreyee is a member of the Forum of Environmental Journalists of India.
She blogs at Pensive Thoughts
Books by Maitreyee Bhattacharjee Chowdhury
The book is about their chemistry, both onscreen and off-screen, how it came about and what sustained it. The book also takes a look at the circumstances that brought the duo together and in the journey recounts the growth of Bengali cinema in general, its music, its stalwarts and its importance in the Indian film Industry. It is the first book in English about Uttam Kumar and Suchitra Sen.
‘Where Even the Present is Ancient: Benaras’ is a book of poems on the sensuality, love and mysticism that Benaras evokes. The book that tells the little stories that make us who we are. Maitreyee believes that Benaras resides in all of us Indians, in some beautiful often unknown way. She is the Sutradhar, in that she attempts to connect an India that many do not realize exists, and in that it is everybody’s story.
Maitreyee’s poems are part of this compilation which features works of over 50 authors from India, West Indies and Germany. Along with works by other celebrated authors such as poems of Deepti Naval and Gulzar and an essay by Shashi Tharoor, this book gives an enviable space to contributions from young, debutant authors.
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