Author: Bibhutibhusan Bandyopadhaya
Translator(s): Ashoka Dev Choudhuri
Publisher: Sahitya Akademi
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8126014822
The stories presented here bring to life the face of Bengal as it was at the beginning of the 20th century. In these stories the reader will meet the poverty and the attraction of the quiet countryside-the gentry, the peasants, the women-folk and the boys of a close-knit society.
Perhaps he will also share the happiness of the truant boys roaming about the fields in gay abandon in a glorious summer morning in Bengal. Here are some stories involving ghosts and spirits, which had a stronger appeal when they were written about half a century ago than they do in this electronic age. Some stories are set in the city of Kolkata where the author had been a school teacher for many years.
BIBHUTIBHUSAN BANDYOPADHYAY (1894-1954) is recognized today as one of the most significant novelists of the post-Tagorean period. Besides novels of enduring quality such as Pather Panchali, Aparajita and Aranyak, he has given us stories of varied range and quality. All his writings are marked by a sense of pity for the deprived and the humble.
The Palmcake Festival
For a Handful of Rice
Hazards of a Master Angler
The Ghosts in the Spicebags
Bamacharan Got it
Casting a Spell over a Tiger
A Difficult Day for Harun-al-Rashid
The Story of Kashi Kabiraj
The Haunted Bed
The Sword of Rankini Devi
Mr Falmon of Neelgunj
Khuku the Menace
My Teacher Bidhu Babu