Khauna Mihir's Mound: The stories of five generations of women in a Kolkata family run eerily in parallel with the legend of Khauna, whose genius was forcibly silenced when her tangle was cut off. Alternating between present-day reality and a reconstructed narrative of the seizure of power by men from women, Khauna Mihir's Mound examines how women continue to have their tongues cut off when they try to tell truths that men find uncomfortable and their explosive response.
Bani Basu is arguably the most versatile contemporary writer in Bengali; the broad range of her fiction deals with gender, history, mythology, society, psychology, adolescence, music, sexual orientation, the supernatural and more. Besides writing navels and short stories, she is also an essayist, critic and poet. She has wan a number of literary awards, including the Sahitya Akademi Award far this navel.
Arunava Sinha translates classic, modern and contemporary Bengali fiction and nonfiction into English. He has translated the works of writers ranging from Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay and Rabindranath Tagore to Buddhadeva Bose and Sankar. He also teaches literature in translation and runs translation workshops. Mare than thirty of his translations have been published so far.
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