“The Captive Air of Chandipur” is a poem by Jayanta Mahapatra that vividly describes the coastal area of Chandipur-On-Sea in Odisha, India. The poem captures the essence of this seaside location, focusing on its unique features and the impact of human activity on the environment. Read More English Summaries.
The Captive Air of Chandipur Summary
The Captive Air of Chandipur Summary in English
Portraying the saga of the struggle between man and Nature in the background of the seascape at Chandipur. the poet says that die intoxicated excited Sea spits out covered wings of shells along the beach at Chandipur. It makes the air untidy and spreads stinking smell paralyzing die whole atmosphere. It appears to be a mystery’. No one can unfold the meaning of the Sea that often confuses the women who come these to bid good-bye to the men.
The salt and light and the provocative eye – all are baffling. What is there that scatters the tide in the shadow of this proud sea is beyond one’s understanding. Whether it is a mocking of die dead none can tell clearly. There are legends in the air of the horizon which questions the man who are you. The ground is nothing but only a memory, a turn breath. And we just wait for the tide. Our song itself comes back to us. It brings to us the cries of the fishermen who lost their lives. It is the music of the lives lost in the tide.