Mon, 31 July 2017
Bahrain-based Vaijayantee Bhattacharya moved to the island from Kolkata in 2010. But now she has returned to India’s cultural capital, the city of her birth, to launch her first book, in which she pays tribute to her adopted home.
Mosaic Vision is a 114-page volume of 37 poems penned over the years by the journalist-turned-writer who lives in the Kingdom with her son Viraj and husband Tuhin Roy Chowdhury.
Two of her poems capture the essence of the island. In My Bahrain she writes: “Dear Bahrain, you showed me life. In a host of shades I would have never known. In you today I live in peace. In your lap my son has grown.”
While The Roads of Bahrain discusses land reclamation, rapid change and the transformation of Bahrain’s landscape.
She told Al Arabya: “As a child, I scribbled poems in a notebook which had a velvet cover. Whenever I held it, I felt as if I was holding the hand of a close friend. It was very comforting. ”