Author: Dibyendu Palit
Translator(s): Sohini Sen
Publisher: Sahitya Akademi
ISBN/UPC (if available): 812601590X
Atreyi's marriage takes her overseas. But when she reaches London from Kolkata with her hopes and dreams, she discovers that her husband is in love with another woman. Unable to bear the humiliation, she returns home. Thus begins her life of despair, loneliness and insecurity.
In her effort to be independent, Atreyi gets a job with a research agency, and is involved in an UNESCO Project. Working towards the discovery of the reasons why almost everywhere across the world girls are being forced into prostitution, how they are turned into objects of lust, Atreyi comes in touch with innumerable girls and young women and rediscovers herself.
Dibyendu Palit's extraordinary novel on this new theme, touches a global reality with a rare sensitivity through Atreyi's story.