Author: Sumanta Banerjee
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8187075465
A collection in English translation, presenting in a single volume a representative picture of Bengal of the recent past and today.
This collection of Bangla short stories in English translation is an endeavor to present in a single volume a representative picture of Bengal of the recent past and of today, and to introduce the readers to some significant features of the life of its people, its society and culture.
While sharing the motif of home as the running thread, each story in this volume however has a different dimension also. One can find a story or two that are politically more overt, or a piece that deals primarily with matters of the heart, or yet another which may sound strangely haunting in its account of a troubled voyage from innocence to knowledge.
This anthology contains stories from well-known Bengali writers such as Jibananada Das, Satinath Bhaduri, Sabitri Ray, Ritwik Ghatak, Ashim Ray, Syed Mustafa Siraj, and many others.