Author: Sabitri Roy
Translated by Adrita Mukherjee
9889381345146 | PB | pp. 306 | 2019 | Stree
Nowhere People, set in Bengal of the 1950s, paints a picture of the student and labour movements and the struggles of a displaced community.
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Set in turbulent post-Partition Bengal, Sabitri Roy’s epic novel Bawdwip, translated into English for the first time, tells a story of a community which, uprooted ruthlessly from its homeland, fights fights resolutely to forge a new life in an alien land.
It centres on idealistic Dhiman and his family, tracing the journey of Dhiman’s son Jishu from the innocence of childhood to the passions of youth, ignited by communist ideals and illuminated by love. In her powerful style, Sabitri Roy paints the student and labour movements of the 1950s, the communal tensions, and the struggles of a displaced community.
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About the Contributors
The author was a sympathiser but not a member of the Communist Party, which censored her novel, Swaralipi. Harvest Song, a translation of her Novel Paka Dhaner Gan, was published by Stree (2006).
Adrita Mukherjee taught English at Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata, for over six years and now lives and works in Wellington, New Zealand.
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