Short story

The revelation

Print edition : October 12, 2018

Ashapurna Debi (1909-95) wrote hundreds of stories over 70 years. She focussed on the traditional Bengali family in transition, laying bare its hypocrisies and oppressions, which, in the name of honour and unwritten social laws, often forced both men and women into solitude and unhappiness. Photo: By Special Arrangement

Arunava Sinha is one of the most successful Indian translators working to move Bengali writers into English. A teacher of translation and the winner of numerous awards, he is the books editor of Scroll.in. Photo: By Special Arrangement

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