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Jun 8, 2023 | Featured Topic | 0 comments

Step into a forbidden world without Time in “The Last Timesmith.” Join the rebel protagonist on a thrilling journey to liberate society from oppressive darkness. With the enigmatic Timepiece as their beacon of hope, experience an electrifying adventure that tests resolves, and challenges the essence of time itself. Don’t miss this spellbinding dystopian tale filled with heart-pounding twists and the fate of the world hanging in the balance. Choose liberation or succumb to a different destiny in “The Last Timesmith.”

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Price: ₹450 | ₹246 | $9.99
ISBN: 979-8391526025

Embark on an unforgettable journey with “Meet Human Meat and Other Stories” by Mozaffor Hossain. This literary marvel weaves gripping tales that challenge societal norms, exploring themes of identity and belonging. Prepare to be captivated by Hossain’s profound insight and compelling storytelling. Don’t miss this extraordinary collection that resonates for decades to come.

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Price: ₹295 | ₹246 | $7.99
ISBN: 979-8385803903

cover Flaming FlowersDiscover the captivating world of “Flaming Flowers,” an anthology of 14 compelling short stories translated from Bengali to English. Immerse yourself in the works of remarkable contemporary women writers, exploring universal themes and profound insights. Experience the emotion, thought-provoking storytelling, and vibrant literary tradition that transcends borders and ignites the imagination of readers worldwide.

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Price: ₹399 | ₹248 | $7.99
ISBN: 979-8385802319 
ISBN IN: 978-8196395995

We never forgot our roots. We never forget who we were, who we are, and who we will become. Flash Fiction aficionado Marzia Rahman collaborates with poet and exploratory photographer Aritra Sanyal to create something that blurs the definition of borders, establishes harmony and synchronization, and reminds us who we are as Bengalis, either we are in front of Bhagirathi or Padma. Snaps from KOLKATA, Flashes from DHAKA, Stories that blur BORDER, and Connect SOULS.

Hardcover | Kindle | International
Price: ₹300 | ₹248 | $7.99
ISBN: 979-8385804276


Chandaneswar New CoverImmerse yourself in the enchanting world of “Chandaneswar Junction,” a novella that skillfully weaves profound complexities and boundless imagination. With exceptional translation by Chaiti Mitra, this literary gem celebrates the human spirit and the power of imagination, resonating with readers worldwide. Discover Shyamal Gangapadhay’s revered work in contemporary Bengali literature.

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Price: ₹425 | ₹249 | $8.49
ISBN: 979-8387490040
ISBN IN: 978-8196395971

Discover the essence of home in “Home Is What Is Left,” a captivating blend of original Italian poems by Mia Lecomte, translated into English by Brenda Foster. Experience the delicate dance between words and photographs as they weave a tapestry of familiarity and belonging, capturing the essence of what remains when everything else fades away. Immerse yourself in this hymn to the power of imagery and poetry, where the evocative works create a profound sense of home.

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Price: ₹550 | ₹248 | $13.99
ISBN IN: 978-9391048570
ISBN: 979-8861073165

Immerse yourself in the mesmerizing realms of “The Caged,” a profoundly contemplative narrative translated by Shamita Das Dasgupta from Ahana Biswas’ original opus. Explore the provocative journey of Pari, a heroine defying societal norms, as she challenges gender dynamics and sparks discussions on beauty, power, and liberation. Be enthralled by this gripping tale that confronts norms and ignites the imagination.

208 Pgs.
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Price: ₹200 | ₹164 | $5.99
ISBN: 979-8361955602

Poems opening with sections of various religious texts, deeply related to various cultural contexts, ancestral beliefs, and community-orientated values, written by globe-trotter turned poet Ikaro Valderrama, translated by Santiago Ospina Celis

Hardcover | Kindle
Price: ₹250 | ₹49.00
ISBN: 979-8385703289

“All The lonely people, where do they come from?” Here Are five tales of them and places they go with their tigers, picture frames, and some stalks of lotus

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Price: ₹150 | ₹150 | $4.99
ISBN: 979-8367609028

This Collection of Poems is compilation of Jhelum Tribedi’s reflection on the world that has shaped around her, pivoted on a real yet surreal place named Nawabgunj – the name that aptly contributes to the title of this book.This is planet Nawabgunj, a universe, whose flow in time is synonymous with the evolution of the poet as a human being.

By Jhelum Tribedi
Translated from the Bengali by Moulinath Goswami

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Price: 300 | ₹249 | $7.00
ISBN: 979-8860755840
ISBN-In: 978-8196395919

The self rips apart,
The self becomes Poem
Poem becomes the self
The Poem, in its many Pieces

Collections of contemporary poetry by Yashodhara Raychaudhuri
Translated from the Bengali by Chirayata Chakrabarty, Jharna Sanyal, Mamata Nanda, Trinanjan Chakraborty

72 Pgs.
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Price: ₹275 | ₹249 | $7.00
ISBN: 979-8860759527
ISBN-In: 978-8196395933

This anthology of translated poems aims to present English-speaking readers with poems and voices that enable them to deepen their appreciation of the wealth of poetry in the French language from the African continent and serve as a point of departure to explore the writers in more detail.

By Ten poets from French-speaking Africa and the Arab World
& Translated from the French by Patrick Williamson

96 Pgs.
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Price: ₹350 | ₹249 | $7.49
ISBN: 979-8860639553
ISBN-In: 978-8196395902

Poetry starts at the border where the narrative stops. It ventures into regions of the unconscious where nothing is clear or distinctly defined; it navigates through the fog, collecting impressions, intuitions, and diffused emotions; it gives up the clarity of prose, with its extended metaphors, its inner monologues, and the “clear enigma” of its symbols, becoming lost in a darker and more dangerous world, where ideas are fleetingly illuminated by flashes of intuition and by sudden and frightening insights
By Julio Monteiro Martins
& Translated from the Italian by Donald Stang and Helen Wickes

134 Pgs.
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Price: ₹350 | 
ISBN-In: 978-8196395926

Stayin’ Alive. That’s what Rishin had always wanted to do. He did not want to spend his life like a coward. He wanted to live, to breathe and feel afraid. He wanted to taste fear. His quest for fear dragged him to his own nemesis. He hired a killer to kill himself.
His life revolved around three axes – Mandira, Payel, and George. While Mandira was the interior of his Home, Payel was the call of the wild, the unknown.
And George? He is the assassin Rishin appointed to kill himself.
Will George honor his code and the contract? The night is young. People are running. Some chasing, some being chased. What will happen at the break of dawn?
Who will live and who will die?

432 Pgs.
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Price: ₹499 | 2.99$ | 11.99
ISBN: 9788196395384

The highly inventive stories of The Forest That Ate People and Other Stories by Harsita Hiya make for a very absorbing read. Quirky at times, humorous at others, these beautifully told narratives roam across dimensions and worlds, with a delicacy of touch that evokes spirits as well as mangogreedy matrons, the seasons as well as preparations for contemporary Bihu celebrations, folk tales as well as life in an urban colony. Rooted in Assam, the masterful use of vocabulary situates them firmly in this land, while being at the same time universal in their appeal. S

187 Pgs.
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Price: ₹375 | 2.99$ | 8.99
ISBN: 978-8196395391

Love, Longing, & Little Things_Dr. S. Vincent_AntonymStories of this collection are often brief, spun out of everyday lives,longings and pearls of joys of your next-door humans. But they are also stories that cast long shadows, permanent resonances and stay with you forever.

91 Pgs.
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Price: ₹235 | –  | –
ISBN: 978-8196690038

Windborne Cover_ANTONYMWindborne is an anthology of translated Assamese texts that incorporates and depicts the tormented and fragmented past of this northeastern state of India. In this anthology, the socio-economic and political history, contextual present, and how it demarcates the potentials and actuals of a future, are expressed through ten diverse, multifaceted, and multidimensional contemporary fictions.

139 Pgs.
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Price: ₹325 | –  | –

No One as rano Biswas_Alokparna_Bishnupriya Chowdhuri_AntonymNo One as Rano Biswas is a deconstructive narrative of fluid identities and shifting personalities. Written by Alokparna and translated by Bishnupriya Chowdhuri, it invokes the question regarding the masks we wear to make us civilized beings. In this narrative of bold macabre, gritty societal paradigms, and surrealistic story-telling, No One as Rano Biswas is a tale of ages past and ages to come.

 Written by: Alokparna
Translated by: Bishnupriya Chowdhuri

175 Pgs.
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Price: ₹335 | –  | –

What is a tail good for_ANTONYM

“What is a Tail Good For?” tells of Lati, a little wolf who
doesn’t like himself, blames his looks, especially that tail…
But seeing oneself through eyes not their own can lead
to the most unexpected and wondrous encounters.
We hope that the story can offer a small path towards
increasing self-esteem and self-confidence in our first readers,
and widen their perspective to embrace differences as they move
towards the every variegated and polychrome sense of beauty.
Cover illustration & design
by Isha Nagar
32 Pgs.
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Price: ₹400 | –  | –

বাছাইয়ের সুনির্দিষ্ট নিয়মের বাইরে বেরিয়ে ২০২২-য়ে প্রকাশিত পত্রিকা, বই এবং সামাজিক মাধ্যমে প্রকাশ হওয়া কবিতা নিয়ে তৈরি এই সংকলন। এর বাইরেও রয়ে গেল বহু কবিতা যা হয়ত আমাদের নজরে আসেনি। সুতরাং এই সংকলন শ্রেষ্ঠত্বের দাবি করে না। বরং ২০২২-য়ের বাংলা কবিতার একটা প্রবণতা চিহ্নিত করার প্রয়াস করে মাত্র।

Collections of contemporary Bengali poems published in 2022
Edited by – বিষ্ণুপ্রিয়া চৌধুরী, অভিজিৎ বেরা, ঝিলম ত্রিবেদী

116 Pgs.
Paperback | 
Price: ₹285

প্রতি বছর বাংলা ভাষায় কয়েক হাজার গল্প প্রকাশিত হয়। তার মধ্যে ভালো গল্প খুঁজে পাওয়া যে কোনো পাঠকের কাছেই দুঃসাধ্য। সেই কাজটি সহজ করে দেবে এই সংকলন। সারা বছর ধরে বিভিন্ন পত্রিকায় প্রকাশিত সেরা গল্পগুলির নির্বাচিত সংকলন এটি। পাঠক একসঙ্গে অনেকগুলি ভালো গল্প পড়তে পারবেন একটি সংকলনে। বিষয়ের অনন্যতায়, ভাষার প্রয়োগে, উপস্থাপনার সৌকর্যে, আঙ্গিকের স্বাতন্ত্রে সংকলিত প্রতিটি গল্পই স্বমহিম। প্রতিটি গল্পই যত্ন নিয়ে লেখা। কোনো কোনো গল্প এমনই যে বিশ্লেষণ করা যায় না কিন্তু অনুভব করা যায়। জীবনের গহন বিচিত্রচারিতা কিংবা সমাজ পরিবার রাষ্ট্রের প্রবল প্রতাপে আক্রান্ত মানুষের তীব্র যন্ত্রণা আশ্চর্য ভাবে তুলে ধরেছেন লেখকেরা। ধীমান পাঠকের পাঠ অভিজ্ঞতাকে সমৃদ্ধ করবে এই সংকলন।

113 Pgs.
Price: ₹200


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