Author: Narendranath MitraTranslator(s)/ Editors(s): Lila RayPublisher: Sahitya AkademiYear: 2011Language: EnglishPages: 274ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788126032037
Though not one of his well-known novels, Three Days and Three Nights (Tin Din Tin Ratri) is one of Narendranath Mitra’s most important novels. The psychological tension of two sisters of a struggling middle class family, centering a police officer posted in the rural area, has been deftly dealt with. A beautiful and truthful rendering has made the volume highly readable. Narendranath Mitra (1916-1975), born in the district of Faridpur now in Bangladesh, graduated from Bangabasi college, Calcutta. A journalist by profession he tried his hand first in poetry and published a book of poems Janaki (firefly) with Bishnupada Bhattacharya and Narayan Gangopadhyay. An author of about fifty short collections he earned readers’ love and appreciation for his novels life Dvippunja Chenamahal Suryamukhi. A few of his short stories were made into film by Satyajit Ray, Rajen Tarafdar and others.