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Author: Sunil Gangopadhyay
Translator(s): Sanchayita Chatterjee
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8129101254
A translation of the Bengali novel Yubok Yubotira, first published in 1967, The Youth is remarkable for its realistic portrayal of the lives of a group of young men and women, and their strife to find the meaning of their existence.
In his foreword to the second edition of this book, the author had written that this was a kind of journal, documenting the lives and time of his friends and by extension, the youth around him. The confusions and inner turmoil of the characters, captured in vivid detail, are powerfully evocative of a crucial phase of life.
Despite the fact that this novel was written almost four decades ago, the reader will find it easy to identify with the men and women who people its pages.