Author: Ashok Mitra
Translator(s)/ Edito: Sipra Bhattacharya
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8185604800
Offering a thought-provoking, incisive analysis of Bengal and India. Ashok Mitra's memoirs, translated for the first time into English from the Bengali original, Apita Chapita (Ananda, 2003), bring contemporary India alive.
Growing up in British India, in old East Bengal, as a member of the Bengali middle class, he dissects its ideals, foibles, prejudices and flaws. The Partition of India found him and his family in the new country of East Pakistan that they were to leave, like millions of other refugees, to a new India where they had to re build lives.
He goes on to analyse the fledgling democracy of India taking readers through the days of the early Five Year Plans, with which he was involved in the 1950s.
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