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Phatik Chand is the endearing tale of a child kidnapped from his home and his adventures after he loses his memory in an accident. The ready sympathy and even generosity of the poor is contrasted with the heartlessness and selfish calculativeness of the rich. A juggler called Harun takes care of him and when he finally regains his memory, Phatik is restored to his family ...more
Paperback, 112 pages
Published January 15th 1983 by ORIENT PAPERBACKS
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Hiren
May 18, 2013 Hiren rated it really liked it
‘I’m not the only one. Do you think you can’t be an artist living in a big house and going to school? Its balls I juggle. You can try juggling with words, colours, with tunes! Think of that! You’ll have something worth juggling with and you’ll know what kind of artist you can become. Then you’ll…’

A moving and contemplating sketch of nameless relationship between a boy who lost his memory and a juggler who helps him in the journey outside the safe and sound home. The bonding and thread of humanit
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Jayashree Kumar
May 24, 2012 Jayashree Kumar rated it really liked it
Leaves me with questions about why Phatik could not face his father, when he had the urge to chase after Harunda at the end? I wonder what people with non-Indian background would think of the story.

For its short length, the pace is perfect and the characters are revealed effortlessly. Very good read.
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Shelves: thriller
If someone said me, "There are some other stories that started as The Bourne Series (amnesia perspective) and they were written before Bourne came into prominence." one day before, I would not have believed them. But after reading this book, I can say they are right.

That said, it is a thriller story for kids. Nice and wonderful. :)
Shantanu
Bought this on an impulse while buying short stories written by Satyajit Ray. This one is a nice little story meant for kids.
Srinidhi.R Srinidhi.R
the story was very good..this is the first book I read of Ray..its really entertaining and full of suspense..
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...read this as a school kid. loved the narration!
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