Publisher: Primus Books (August 10, 2016)
Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub
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This quantity is the newest English language translation of Trailokyanath Mukhopadhyay’s tale approximately Kankabati, a bit lady in nineteenth-century Bengal’s Kusumghati. it really is textured with annotations, and with photos that followed the unique variation. Publicized initially as a contemporary fairy story, this tale tells of Kankabati’s desires of a sequence of adventures in strange areas and occasions. She visits an underwater country of fishes; delves into dense forests and mysterious caves the place ghouls like Nakeshwari live; and ventures out into the skies astride a khokkosh service, to the area of a sick moon and his quarrelsome kin. The narrative additionally dwells on Kankabati’s and Khetu’s love for every different in face of loss of life, dishonour and all earthly enticements. whereas Kankabati is actually riveting as a myth, with meaningless quarrels, never-ending plotting, serio-comic villains, and unforeseen wellsprings of generosity, it's also relaxing as a photo description of village existence in fin-de-siècle Bengal.