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The Way Home - Contemporary Bengali Short Fiction
The Way Home - Contemporary Bengali Short Fiction

The Way Home - Contemporary Bengali Short Fiction

by Aruna Chakravarti

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Language

English

Publisher

Penguin

ISBN

0144001063 - Year: 2006 - Pages: 282

Binding

Paperback

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Author: Aruna Chakravarti
Publisher: Penguin
Year: 2006
Language: English
Pages: 282
ISBN/UPC (if available): 0144001063

Description

A Selection of fourteen classic short stories from Bengal.

The Way Home brings together in one volume fourteen stories representing the very best of contemporary Bengali short fiction.

Showcasing some of Bengal’s finest writers at their creative best—Bibhuti Bhushan Bandopadhyay and Rajshekhar Basu, Sirshendu Mukhopadhyay and Ashapurna Devi—these stories deal with a myriad human themes that are at once individual and universal. From The Brahmin, Tarashankar Bandopadhyay’s treatise on greed, gluttony and tragic human experience, to The Fugitive and the Stalkers, Sunil Gangopadhyay’s trenchant tale of violence and retribution set in the days of the Naxal movement in Bengal; from Samaresh Basu’s harrowing look at poverty and its degrading effect in The Crossing to Narendranath Mitra’s lyrical take on the impact of triple talaq on Muslim women in Sap, the collection evokes different lifestyles while reflecting problems and issues with which we can all identify.

Sensitively translated, the stories in The Way Home effortlessly convey the lyricism and imagery of the originals while providing a riveting insight into the works of acknowledged masters of the genre.

Contents

INTRODUCTION

Anandibai
Aniseed flower
The Brahmin
The Story of a Coward
The Family Retainer
Cactus
King of the Forest
Sap
The Crossing
The King Is Dead, Long Live the King
The Fugitive and the Stalkers
The Way Home
In the Opinion of This House
Shikha’s Address
Notes on the Authors
Copyright Acknowledgements

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