ISBN No. 978-81-89392-11-6
PB; 170 pages; 11cm x 17cm; 151 gms
In Dr. Barthakur’s sixth collection of real-life inspired short stories, ‘Lord Krishna in the Guest House’ and ‘Bypassing a Pas’, ‘Ghost at the Door Steps’, and ‘Scorpion Wecome’, takes you to a world of inner faith and helps the actors. You will be all the more knowledgeable and enlightened about a different time in history, including life in remote villages, over half a century ago. You will become intrigued about the events recounted and the characters whose life you become a part of, especially in ‘Destination North east’ and ‘Maago’ and ‘The Alarm’. Furthermore, a number of stories in this collection offer insightful lessions in ‘Blunder,’ ‘Beg or Perish’, ‘Death for Jilting’, ‘Ghost at the Door Steps’, and ‘The Reason Why’.
Dr. I. K. Barthakur is well-known for her deep interest in economic development. In diverse fields, she has contributed invaluable original thought. This is also visible in her other books including several editions relating to a major scientific discovery which naturally enables the parents to conceive the desired gender of a baby at conception.
She received the prestigious national awards of ‘Padma Bhushan’ in 2009, ‘Padma Shree’ in 1992 – both from the President of India. As a student, she had received ‘Silver Medal’ for bravery. She received the ‘Mahila Shiromani Award’in 1989; ‘International Woman Award’ in 1992, ‘Bharat Jyoti Award’ in 2008; Indira Priyadarshini Award in 2011. These awards reflect her deep personal involvement and contributions she had made beyond the call of her duty.