Author: Moti Nandy
Publisher: Sahitya Akademi
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8126002808
Akademi Award winner, this is a novel of uncompromising seriousness which explores the theme of identity through its protagonist Priyabroto, who resorts to impersonation in order to get a job. This facade, sustained through tension, is ripped apart when he is confronted by Niru, a rape victim.
The work captures, through powerful metaphor, rare skill and poignancy, the dilemmas of identity and the catharsis which the realization of true identity brings.
For its originality of conception, authentic depiction of consciousness under stress, perfection of technique and structure, this work is deemed an outstanding addition to Indian literature in Bengali.