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Tag: Shamita Das Dasgupta

The Red Horse – Sourav Hossain

Translated from the Bengali by Shamita Das Dasgupta. One The instant the elder owner flicked his whip on my back and barked out the command, “Let’s go, Shahzada,”[i] I’d neigh and run like a TomTom.[ii] My hooves bit into the...

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Radha-Krishna – Swapnamoy Chakraborty

Swapnamoy Chakraborty’s work is both critically acclaimed and well-received by readers. Holud Golap is a seminal, monumental work about the LGBT community and its relationship with larger society. Here is a short story translated from the Bengali by Shamita Das Dasgupta.

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The Deed of Acquittance – Ishrat Tania

Ishrat Tania is a poet and writer from Bangladesh. Her literary work revolves around perceptions and thoughts about human relations, despair, dreams, nature, transcendence, society and politics. Her published books in Bengali include Nemeche Ichche Niribili (2016), Beejpurush (2018), Mad Ek Swarnava Shishir (2020), Alaper Amphitheater (2020).

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No Man’s Land – Mojaffor Hossain

Mojaffor Hossain is a notable fiction writer of contemporary Bangla literature. His signature style is using native realities as his settings, and giving them magic-realistic or surrealistic colours. The story is translated from the Bengali by Shamita Das Dasgupta.

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The Bilimbi Note – Kizzy Tahnin

Translated from the Bengali by Shamita Das Dasgupta “Do you know why the parrots are green?”Ma used to inquire. Even when she knew how I would answer, she kept asking.Every time she questioned me, I’d ask back, “Why?”Ma pointed...

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Mother – Jyotirmoy Mandal

“No-o-o-o-o, do not forget. Don’t forget my fallen children…. My Barkat, Salam, Rafik, Jabbar, Abdul, Shafik… They are standing by you. And remember my daughter… Roshanara… your sister!

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A Poet Lives by the Haldi River – Amar Mitra

The poet knew Harilal had glided far by riding on his Gurguri island. After he had disembarked, the island drifted again through the Hudson river into the ocean. Otherwise, the American police would’ve arrested it. American police are nasty. Naturally, law enforcement in every nation is vile.

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