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In a Foreign Land, by Chance
Paper Type: Book Print | Size: 216 x 140mm
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ISBN-10: 8193393511 | ISBN-13: 978-81-933935-1-2

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Bipasha Choudhury, writer and poet in the English language, living in London for some years, is in Czechoslovakia, as part of a writer’s group—a visit that is set to change her in more ways than one. This is a time when Czechoslovakia is still a socialist state under Soviet dominion, poised for a major upheaval. In this milieu, a life-churning experience awaits Bipasha. Looking for answers outside, Bipasha is about to discover a valuable part of herself to pave a new destiny—in a foreign land, by chance.


Praises for In a Foreign Land, by Chance

-"Translated by Soma Das many decades later, this still feels as fresh and relevant as was the original in 1977, and will strike a deeper chord given the increasing strength of the diaspora. We travel for various reasons, but some places give us more than we take from them. This book shows one of them."

   Business Standard

-"Originally printed in 1977, the slender novella thus tackles questions of how the all-pervasive politics of a country affects individual lives and the fact that ideologies of a state can determine the outcomes of lives, changing and impacting them irrevocably."

   The Tribune







Nabaneeta Dev Sen
Nabaneeta Dev Sen
Author

Nabaneeta Dev Sen is one of the prominent Bengali litterateurs of our times with more than 80 books to her name. A student of Presidency, Jadavpur, Indiana, Harvard, Cambridge, and Berkeley Universites, an outstanding academic, she recently retired as Professor of Comparative Literature, Jadavpur University, Kolkata

Soma Das
Soma Das
Translator

Soma Das is a freelance editor and translates Bengali fiction and non-fiction literary works into English. Her translations include the works of some renowned Bengali authors like Shankar, Shirshendu Mukhopadhyay, Nabaneeta Dev Sen,Gautam Bhattacharya, and Tilottama Majumder. She lives in UK.