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Author : Mahasweta Devi

9788170462576 | HB | pp. 72 | 2004 | Seagull Books

Romtha is a story of a criminal a beautiful young man, Sharan, who is condemned to death for a crime of passion that of his lover, a beautiful courtesan, Chandrabali.

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A beautiful young man condemned to death for a crime of passion his lover, the beautiful courtesan whom he kills but continues to mourn and yearn for and a lonely young widow burnign with unrequited desire. This love triangle set in twelfth century bengal, moving between the royal city of Gaur and the forests and rivers of rural Bengal, centres on the fate of the Romtha, the branded criminal who awaits his own death. Ironically named Sharan refugue theire is not refuge for the protagonist of this tale of passion, vengeance and the overwhelming hunger for life.


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About the Author

Mahasweta Devi was an Indian social activist and writer. She was born in 1926 in Dhaka, to literary parents in a Hindu Brahmin family. Her father Manish Ghatak was a well-known poet and novelist of the Kallol era, who used the pseudonym Jubanashwa. Mahasweta’s mother Dharitri Devi was also a writer and a social worker.


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