Author: Suchitra Bhattacharya
Translator(s): Jadu Saha
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8189020250
As a little girl, Suchitra Bhattacharya enjoyed making up stories and writing them down. After her graduation from Calcutta University and marriage, she returned to the world of writing in the 1970s. She didn’t take long to emerge as one of the most prominent writers in Bangla.
Suchitra is a perceptive observer of the changing urban milieu and her writing closely examines the crises faced by the contemporary Bengali middle class. This winning collection bring’s together the stories of some remarkable women caught in the dilemmas of our ordinary lives. At the same time, Bhattacharya makes powerful comments on difficult issues such as poverty and corruption without sermonizing.
These are stories that make us pause and reflect on how our day-to-day actions affect the environment we live in, by posing questions we cannot ignore.
Suchitra Bhattacharya captures with precision and variety, the changing lifestyles of the Bengali middle calls over the last few decades.
The Middle Class
After the Suicide
The Martyr’s Father
I am Madhabi
White Powder, Red Colour
The Sea before Him
The Hunter does not Know
Antu did not Survive