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July 11, 2003

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Popular Indian Writers

Bani Basu
Ananda Publishers Pvt. Ltd. Calcutta; February 2000 (reprint edition)
ISBN: 817215187

Bani Basu is widely known for her extraordinary novel Shwet Patharer Thala, which was later made into a film. It tells the story of Apala, a girl with a gifted voice for classical music, who ultimately reaches her goal by becoming the most sought after singer of her time. Although she failed miserably in her love life at the onset of the novel, her success as a musician, in the end, atones for what she failed to achieve in her personal life.

Alor Galpa, Chhayar Galpa
Shirshendu Mukhopadhay
Ananda Publishers Pvt. Ltd. Calcutta; March 2003
ISBN: 8172158084

Shirshendu Mukhopadhay is a very popular writer among Bengali readers. Alor Galpa, Chhayar Galpa tells the story of a locality named Macfarlanganj. As the story unfolds, we meet a number of people from different walks of life. Parul, a girl in her early teen, attempts to commit suicide after being failed to get any response from the person she is in madly love with. But there is someone who cares for Parul and eventually saves her life. But is she saved after all?

Jiboner Jalchhabi
Prativa Basu
Ananda Publishers Pvt. Ltd. Calcutta; April 1998
ISBN: 8172152140

Prativa Basu, widely known for her music, started writing a few years ago and has proved herself to be one of the best in telling stories.

This book is an autobiographical account of the author herself. She writes about the most interesting events of her life-- her meeting with the eminent writer Budhdhadev Basu and their ultimate courtship. The language the writer uses is lucid and her way of describing events is simple yet mind-blowing. Here the readers will come across a number of renowned artists-- their lives and their relationship with Prativa Basu.



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