Marriage or Live Together: The Issue O. P. Arora’s 'The River Flows Eternally'

  • Aju Mukhopadhyay
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The River Flows Eternally is a book of short stories by Dr O. P. Arora, which contains seventeen short stories, none too long. This is his sixth book of fiction; all his books of this genre taken together, in English and Hindi. In these stories Arora has plunged into the most debated and controversial area of man-woman relationship in the present context; in a changed scenario when Western culture has been enormously influencing Indian society. The moot point is to find out the best way of conjugal relationship; marriage or live-together. The book has some more stories too which point out the pitfalls of Indian society, its hollowness and weakness. They contain writer’s point of view and remedial suggestions too in each such situation. 

Keywords: Marriage, sex, relationship, goon, honesty.


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Author Biography

Aju Mukhopadhyay

Aju Mukhopadhyay is a versatile poet, author and critic. He contributes to different genres of literature: poetry, fiction, criticism, research paper, essay and environment. He has written biography, on film, journalism, wildlife and other subjects. Going into Japanese short verses, he has contributed to journals and websites worldwide; haiku, haibun, tanka, senryu and of a mixed genre, Ekfrastic. Of the ten books of poems two, Short Verse Vast Universe and Short Verse Delight are of Japanese short verses and essays on them. His works have been widely anthologised and translated. Besides awards and honours in poetry, he was awarded Albert Camus Centenary Writing award.


Notes and References
1. Zadig by Voltaire; Chapter-2. The Nose.
2. Lahiri Jhumpa. The Namesake. London: Flamingo. 2003. p. 138. Paperback.

Work Cited
1. Arora O P. The River Flows Eternally. New Delhi: Authors Press. 2019. Paperback.
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