Jibanananda Das - Short Fiction : 1931 - 33

Jibanananda Das - Short Fiction : 1931 - 33

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Author: Jibanananda Das
: Gautam Chakravarty
Publisher: Srishti
Year: 2001
Language: English
Pages: 216
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8187075635


This volume offers the first ever translation of Jibanananda's early short stories, written between 1931-33, but published only from the 1980s. Selected from the twelve volumes of Jibanananda Shamagra published so far, the stories are a representative sample of Jibanananda's distinctive and compelling style and of his insistent concern with time, memory, loss, death, marital discord and unemployment.

The six stories included here are nearly autobiographical, and they provide an insight into the mind of Jibanananda, the poet. Moreover, they show how, in his secret life as a short story writer, Jibanananada expands the scope of his Bengali prose at a time when, among others, Tagore, Sarat Chandra and Manik Bandhopadhyaya were writing some of the masterpieces of twentieth-century Bengali fiction.


GAUTAM CHAKRAVARTY has a Ph.D. in English from the University of Cambridge and teaches English at Kirori Mal College, Delhi. He has translated Sunil Gangopadhaya, and his translation of the 'Return by Jibanananda Das appeared in the anthology of Bengali short Stories, Homes in Emptiness.