Nowhere People

Sabitri Roy

Translated by Adrita Mukherjee

Introduction by Tanika Sarkar


Stree - Samya,

Language: English

287 pages

Price INR 450.00
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INR 450.00
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 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.

Sabitri Roy

Sabitri Roy was the author of many novels and short stories, all focusing on the political and social issues of her time.

Tanika Sarkar

Tanika Sarkar is a historian of modern India and author of Bengal 1928-1934: The Politics of Protest and Hindu Wife, Hindu Nation: Community, Religion, Cultural Nationalism. She has also co-edited Khaki Shorts and Saffron Flags: A Critique of Hindutva and Women and the Hindu Right.