An Educated Woman in Prostitution


Author: Manada Devi
Translated by Arunava Sinha

9788194628989 | PB | pp. 174 | 2021 | Simon & Schuster

An Educated Woman in Prostitution paints an intimate portrait of a woman who at a ripe tender age goes astray.

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An Educated Woman in Prostitution tells the story of of a women who due to certain circumstances finds herself removed from her cosy upbringing. She then moves on to live a life in debauchery and prostitution but through all her struggles with illness, abandonment and poverty one quality shines through her will to survive and pull through.

This book, translated from Bengali by Amitava Sinha, paints a deeply intimate portrait of the life of this educated woman who has gone from riches to rags.

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Manada Devi
Translator: Arunava Sinha







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About the Contributors

Very little is known about the identity of the author. Research by scholars into this remarkable work, first published in 1929 by R Chakrabortty of Mymensingh, has cast some doubts over the existence of “Manada Devi”. She may, studies indicate, be a figure created for the purpose of this book, a composite of many women who went through similar, harrowing experiences. The other possibility is that she guarded her identity so effectively that the real Person was never identified.

The translator has won awards for his translations of Bengali fiction, non-fiction and poetry into English. Over 60 of his translations have been published so far in India, and several of them in the UK and the USA. He teaches Creative Writing at Ashoka University and is the Books Editor of the politics and culture magazine His recently published translations include Taslima Nasreen’s Shameless, Bani Basu’s Moom, and Desire for Fire: An Anthology of Modern Bengali Poetry. His translation of Ashoke Mukhopadhyay’s A Ballad of Remittent Fever was longlisted for the JCB Prize 2020, and his translation of Manoranjan Byapari’s There’s Gunpowder in the Air was shortlisted for the JCB Prize 2019.


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