Author: Sunil Gangopadhyay
Publisher: Ananda Publishers
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8170669707
This novel has given life and motion to a time when the Babus of Kolkata were inebriated with wine, women and cockfights, when the newly educated youths were trying hard to imitate the British. Instead of maintaining the people or developing the villages, money was invested in the cultivation of art and culture, in the reformation of society and religion; and at night, under the castor-oil Vidyasagar was composing the first strain of Bengali prose.