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Aranyak: Of The Forest

Aranyak: Of The Forest

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Aranyak, written in 1939, is a famous Bengali novel by Bibhutibhushan Bandyopadhyay based on his long and arduous years in northern Bihar, where he came into contact with a part of the world that, even today, remains unknown to most of us. 'Aranyak' literally means 'Of the Forest'. This novel explores the simple and heart-warming story of a man who gets a job as an estate manager in Bihar, and slowly falls in love with the beautiful and tranquil forest around him. The dichotomy of urban and rural life comes alive, reflecting the great love that human beings and nature can share, one that Bandyopadhyay experienced in his heart. Written by one of the greatest Bengali authors, this haunting novel is rooted in guilt and sadness but also in tremendous beauty. Translated from the Bengali by Bhaskar Chattopadhyay.

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Bengali / Bhaskar Chattopadhyay / Bibhutibhushan Bandyopadhyay / fiction / indian / translation /