We are Anindya & Pratyay, Japanese Language teachers and translators. Presently we are teaching at a Japanese Language Learning Centre in our hometown, Kolkata-India.
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Wednesday, January 28, 2009
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- Title: JANA AJANA JAPAN
- Author: Prabir Bikash Sarkar
- Publisher: Manchitra
- Price: 150INR, 150TK, 1500YEN
Once a student of English literature was asked by his teacher what he meant by the word 'Restoration'. The unfortunate pupil who atleast knew some details about Restoration writers at that time, knew nothing about the restoration of monarchy in English history. Needless to say, our study of language and literature will always be incomplete without referring to the history of the said nation. Books on European history maybe numerous, but on Japanese history, not many books can be referred. Further, Bengali books on Japanese history and culture are few in number. Viewed from this perspective, Mr Sarkar's book titled 'Jana Ajana Japan' does a commendable job for the students of Japanese language &literature. However the importance of this text lies elsewhere too.
Consting of 20 essays which had been earlier printed in magazines at different time, this book, is a bold attempt to rediscover the cultural tie betwen Japan and India, more particularly between Japan and Bengal, that started with the famous Japanese nationalist and art critic Tenshin Okakura's India visit and his relation with Tagore and other intellectuals of Bengal, at that time. The first five essays of the book delineate the lives of four great Bangali patriots, whose lives are intricately related with Japan of the last century. They are Tagore, Netaji Subhas Bose, RashBehari Bose and finally Radhabinod Pal, the noted jurist of the Tokyo Tribunal who boldly questioned the legitimacy of the tribunal calling it 'victor's justice'. Unfortunately this great nationalist has been completely ignored in India in our time.
The next significant aspect about the book is its wide range of subjects. From Hiroshima tragedy to the role of aJapanese NGO working in Bangladesh, from Noh drama to Japanese love of 'Gohan' these articles cover almost all aspects of Japanese life and culture .
It would have been better if the printing of the book could have been improved. We expect that students of Japanese language would find this book to be an informative and impressive one.
Monday, January 12, 2009
IMDb Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0042876/
Toshirô Mifune ... Tajômaru
Machiko Kyô ... Masako Kanazawa
Masayuki Mori ... Takehiro Kanazawa
Takashi Shimura ... Woodcutter
Minoru Chiaki ... Priest
Kichijiro Ueda ... Commoner
Fumiko Honma ... Medium
In 12th century Japan, a samurai and his wife are attacked by the notorious bandit Tajomaru, and the samurai ends up dead. Tajomaru is captured shortly afterward and is put on trial, but his story and the wife's are so completely different that a psychic is brought in to allow the murdered man to give his own testimony. He tells yet another completely different story. Finally, a woodcutter who found the body reveals that he saw the whole thing, and his version is again completely different from the others.
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