Bengali novel adapted into Aparna Sen film now in English – books

Noted Bengali author Bani Basu’s 1990 novel “Swet Patharer Thala”, made into an award-profitable film starring Aparna Sen, is now obtainable in an English model.

Regarded a basic of Bengali literature, the novel is likely one of the early texts to have talked in regards to the agony, wrestle and liberation of the oriental girl.

“A Plate of White Marble” tells the story of the ‘new woman’ of an period that simply witnessed the independence of a nation.

Bandana, the protagonist, although grieves over her husband Abhijit Bhattacharya’s early demise, finally stops conforming to the social connotation and beliefs of widowhood, in a bid to save lots of her son Abhirup.

Abhirup can not tolerate her mom in the apparel of a widow. And psychologically, it hurts him to such an extent that, with the physician’s recommendation, Bandana begins to put on colored saree with jewelry just for the sake of her son.

She dares to start her life afresh in each attainable sense, due to her uncle. But naturally, the street proves to be filled with thorns as she steadily faces ridicule from many quarters of the society.

She leaves for her parental residence with Abhirup and manages a job with the assistance of her husband’s pal. Abhirup learns portray from an artist named Sudipto sarkar. One day she meets him. Gradually by means of completely different incidents, they arrive in shut contact with one another.

Sudipto steadily proves to be the one particular person to get the heart beat of a dying Bandana. He even sketches a sequence of work conserving her because the mannequin, introspecting the internal dying cells of the introvert girl.

Abhirup can not settle for this relationship and he is able to go away her for that. At final she leaves the concrete protected partitions solely to work for a far larger purpose. She joins an orphanage venture and thus liberates herself eventually.

Regarded as one of the vital versatile up to date writers in Bengali, Basu has been writing on numerous matters starting from historical past and mythology to society, psychology and gender.

A Sahitya Akademi award winner, a few of her different novels embody “Antarghat” (The Enemy Within), “Maitreya Jatak” (The Birth of the Maitreya), and “Kharap Chhele” (Dark Afternoons).

(This story has been printed from a wire company feed with out modifications to the textual content.)

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