Talkatori is a story brimming with rich folklore, based on a rural region in the
north-eastern part of Uttar Pradesh in India.
The tale narrates the extramarital relationship between Ramnaman and
Phoolwati. The couple shares a profound connection
based on the fertile foundation of love, devoid of any greed or materialism.
It holds that a woman’s
sense of entitlement over her body is reasonable. Phoolwati preserves her calm
and composure throughout and discerns individual aspirations in the social
Talkatori describes a new-age sacred companionship embodying selfless love, a sense
of responsibility, and absolute devotion to each other.
The small and subtle changes that take place in villages, whether at the social
level, in terms of political ideologies or personal relationships are realistically
Narendra Pratap Singh was born in the village Ugharpur
Bhatpura in the Sultanpur district in eastern Uttar Pradesh.
He completed his primary education at Bapunagar and his higher secondary education at
the Chunnilal Intercollege Chhitepatti in Sultanpur.
He completed his first year in Bachelors of Science at the Allahabad University.
He went on to study
medical science at the Agra Medical College. Apart from his practice as a doctor,
he is a distinguished storywriter who has made a significant contribution to
The books Premchand,
Renu, Shartchandra drew him to literature.
He met Ravindra Kalia, a storywriter who ran Ganga-Jamunai,
his own publishing company in Allahabad. He
also closely associated with other
eminent writers such as Mamta Kalia, Laal Bahadur Varma, Krishan Mohan, Manoj
Pandey, Dr. MG Mishra, and Rakesh Srivastava.
He made his maiden appearance in writing in the year 2001, well past the age of
forty, when the Nav-Lekhan edition of
Katha-Desh nominated his story Subhash
Patanji for publication.
His work has been published in the Hindi
publications Katha Desh, Hans, Vaagarth,
Naya Gyanoday, Sakshatkaar, and Lamahi.
His most popular stories are He Ram, Aapka Munna, Ek Adhoori Kavita, Azaadi and Padosi ka kutta.