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The Broken Home And Other Stories By Rabindranath Tagore



Authored By: Lopamudra Banerjee


Publisher:  Authorspress


ISBN-13: 9789386722478


Year of Publication: 2017


Pages: 216

                                       Binding: Paperback(PB)


Category:  Poetry, Fiction and Short Stories


Price in Rs. 276.50

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Book Description


Book Contents


 

The Broken Home and Other Stories by Lopamudra Banerjee

A good work of translation is the result of a fine balance of three definite factors.

a. Massive, undiluted love for language. Any language. A deep sense of respect and regard towards the uniqueness and nuance of every tongue.

b. A sensitive soul- to empathise with the story behind the words, to become one with the characters etched by the author of the original work.

c. A subtle sense of detachment and objectivity so as to not impose the translator’s own understanding and interpretation on the original plot.

Kudos to Lopa for maintaining a near perfect balance of all the above factors in every tale of this book. Also worth appreciation, is her choice of lucid, lingering stories. Handpicking jewels from the ocean of treasure that Tagore’s short stories represent, is no mean feat.

A commendable work of literature, indeed, from a very gifted and empathetic author!

 

  --- Ananya Chatterjee
Poet, Writer, Translator, Author of the bestseller The Poet and His Valentine, Another Soliloquy and The Blind Man’s Rainbow

 

About the Book


 

In this collection of two novellas and six short stories of Bengal’s illustrious Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore’s ‘Galpaguchchho’, translated into English, the women are the unmistakable nucleus of the fictional narratives. Whether it is the deep, brooding world of Charulata and her affectionate bonhomie with brother-in-law Amal in ‘Nastanirh: The Broken Home’, or the world of the lonely, feisty Giribala in ‘Manbhanjan: The Appeasing’, the surreal world of the mute girl Subha, or the two disparate worlds of Sohinee and Neela, mother and daughter, colliding with each other in ‘Laboratory’, the feminine subjectivity in an overarching patriarchal setting is not only noteworthy, but unforgettable. The diverse trajectories of all these women have been traced in the selection of the tales, ranging from Charulata, the reticent woman belonging to the aristocratic gentry of the 19th Century Bengal to Sohinee and Neela of ‘Laboratory’ (written just a year before Tagore’s death) who are amorous, sensuous and also ostentatious, never hesitant to speak their minds.

All these eight works of fiction by Tagore are deep, enthralling sagas where women have been scripted in an inimitable, powerful aura. The translator hassincerely attempted to portray the essence of their complex emotional world, originally depicted by Gurudeb Tagore.She has received the International Reuel Prize (Category: translation) for ‘The Broken Home’ in summer 2016.


About the Author


 

Lopamudra Banerjee is an author, poet, editor and translator, currently based in Dallas, USA. She has a Masters’ degree with thesis in creative nonfiction writing from the Department of English, University of Nebraska at Omaha. She also has a Masters' degree in English from the University of Calcutta. She is the co-editor of the bestselling anthology on women, Defiant Dreams: Tales of Everyday Divas, published in collaboration with Readomania and Incredible Women of India.  Thwarted Escape: An Immigrant's Wayward Journey, her debut memoir/nonfiction novel, published by Authorspress, has recently received Honorable Mention at the Los Angeles Book Festival 2017. The manuscript has also been a First Place Category Winner at the Journey Awards 2014 hosted by Chanticleer Reviews and Media LLC. Her poetry, stories and essays and translation works have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies (print and online), both in India and the US. She has received the Reuel International Award 2016 (category: Translation) for her English translation of Rabindranath Tagore's novella Nastanirh (translated as The Broken Home) instituted by The Significant League, a renowned literature group in Facebook.

Lopamudra Banerjee is an author, poet, editor and translator, currently based in Dallas, USA. She has a Masters’ degree with thesis in creative nonfiction writing from the Department of English, University of Nebraska at Omaha. She also has a Masters' degree in English from the University of Calcutta. She is the co-editor of the bestselling anthology on women, Defiant Dreams: Tales of Everyday Divas, published in collaboration with Readomania and Incredible Women of India. 

Thwarted Escape: An Immigrant's Wayward Journey, her debut memoir/nonfiction novel, published by Authorspress, has recently received Honorable Mention at the Los Angeles Book Festival 2017. The manuscript has also been a First Place Category Winner at the Journey Awards 2014 hosted by Chanticleer Reviews and Media LLC. Her poetry, stories and essays and translation works have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies (print and online), both in India and the US. She has received the Reuel International Award 2016 (category: Translation) for her English translation of Rabindranath Tagore's novella Nastanirh (translated as The Broken Home) instituted by The Significant League, a renowned literature group in Facebook.