Trailokyanath Mukhopadhyay's Kankabati

By: Nandini Bhattacharya

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This volume is the latest English language translation of Trailokyanath Mukhopadhay's story about Kankabati, a little girl in nineteenth century Bengal's Kusumghati. It is textured with annotations, and with graphics that accompanied the original edition. Publicized originally as a modern fairy tale, this story tells of Kankabati's dreams of a series of adventures in bizarre places and situations. She visits an underwater kingdom of fishes; delves into dense forests and mysterious caves where ghouls like Nakeshwari reside; and ventures out into the skies astride a khokkosh carrier, to the domain of a sick moon and his quarrelsome family. The narrative also dwells on Kankabati's and Khetu's love for each other in face of death, dishonour and all earthly enticements. While Kankabati is truly riveting as a fantasy, with meaningless quarrels, endless plotting, serio-comic villains, and unexpected wellsprings of generosity it is also enjoyable as a graphic description of village life in fin-de-si├Ęcle Bengal. printed Pages: 224.

Title: Trailokyanath Mukhopadhyay's Kankabati

Author Name: Nandini Bhattacharya

Categories: India, History,

Publisher: New Delhi, Primus Books: 2016

ISBN: 9789384092030

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Seller ID: 701546

Keywords: Trailokyanath Mukhopadhyay's Kankabati Nandini Bhattacharya