The Boatman of the Padma

By: Manik Bandyopadhyay (Author) & Ratan K. Chattopadhyay (Tr.)

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In the grey monsoon dawn, the fishermen catch ilish on the Padma. Kuber majhi, Dhananjoy and Ganesh count their share of the catch that will be transported to Calcutta in rail wagons. But the money does not necessarily come immediately in return for the fish. Yet, paucity and poverty do not allow protests. Back in Kubers hut, a newborns cries greet him. There is his aunt (Pishi), his still-to-be-married daughter, Gopi, his two sons, Lakha and Chandi, and his crippled wife Mala; Kuber worries how to feed another mouth. Contrary to this mundane everyday, Kuber has a secret life where he is happy weaving dreams around his ebullient sister-in-law, Kapila. And then there is the mysterious and powerful Hossain Mian, luring the unwary to his fabled Moynadwip. In the lives of poor fishermen like Kuber, greed, treachery and helplessness are countered by hopes, aspirations, also moments of joy and love.A timeless tale, The Boatman of the Padma is sure to make a place on every readers bookshelf and in every readers heart.Printed Pages: 176.

Title: The Boatman of the Padma

Author Name: Manik Bandyopadhyay (Author) & Ratan K. Chattopadhyay (Tr.)

Categories: India, Fiction,

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Orient BlackSwan: 2012

ISBN: 8125049347

ISBN 13: 9788125049340

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition: New

Seller ID: 101889

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