Author: Samaresh BasuSudipto Roy Choudhury/Translator(s): Sudipto Roy ChoudhuryPublisher: RupaYear: 2005Language: EnglishPages: 196ISBN/UPC (if available): 812910557
Arguably one of the most powerful and versatile prose writers that Bengal has produced, Samaresh Basu was a controversial writer during his lifetime: highly praised by a section of society, and vilified for obscenity by another. Called the Prince of Bengali literature, Samaresh Basu, in his writing, explored relationships and the sub-conscious desires that drove people with dramatic density, lyricism and vividness. Included in this volume are translations of a collection of carefully chosen stories illustrating some of his principal themes, including famous stories such as Pari (The Crossing) and Uratiya (the Wrestlers) on which the well-known and award-winning films Paar (directed by Gautam Ghosh) and Uttara (directed by Buddhadeb Dasgupta) were based.
FOREWORDINTRODUCTIONThe SlaveKRITODASH OR NATAPUTTAThe CrossingPARIThe WrestlersURATIYAGoddess of LoveROTI PROTIMALove is a Terrible HeartachePIRITI BISHOM JWALAFor the Love of a WasherwomanRAJAKINI PREMLust for LifePRAN-PIPASHAThe FunctionJOLSHA