Author: Subodh Ghose
Publisher: Orient Longman
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8125019685
Subodh Ghose's stories are marked by a strong vigorous narrative style and a lively universe of people and places drawn from the writer's formidable range of life experiences. This collection of translations into English presents a number of his better-known stories. Romantic lovers, desperate peasants, eccentrics conmen and patriots, persons with strong convictions or strange obsessions: all act out their lives in settings rural and urban, making the reader a witness to several segments of reality in a vividly evoked world. It is no surprise that several of his stories were made into classic Bengali and Hindi films, and that the awards he received came from both the literary and film worlds.