Ratan K. Chattopadhyay (Tr.)
Title Selections from Galpaguchchha, (Vol. 3: Streer Patra and Other Stories)
Book Condition New
Publisher New Delhi, India Orient BlackSwan 2010
8125040986 / 9788125040989
Seller ID 101893
This three-volume English translation by Ratan Kumar Chattopadhyay called Selections from Galpaguchchha is a collection of sixty-one of Tagore’s short stories broadly grouped under the themes of parting of ways, the relationship between men and women, and the power within the woman, respectively.Volume 3, the last in this series, is studded with gems such as ‘Hungry Stones’, ‘The Wife’s Letter’, ‘The Story of a Muslim Woman’, ‘Hidden Treasure’ and ’At Dead of Night’. The theme of ‘Hungry Stones’ is a tale hovering between dream and reality involving palace intrigue and unrequited love, and in ‘The Wife’s Letter’, Mrinal breaks free from the stifling marital ties of fifteen years in what is an indictment of existing gender relations. A traditional Hindu girl out of gratitude for her elderly Muslim protector embraces his religion and falls in love with his son in ‘The Story of a Muslim Woman’.Printed Pages: 295.
Selections from Galpaguchchha, (Vol. 3: Streer Patra and Other Stories) Ratan K. Chattopadhyay (Tr.)