Buddhadeb Guha, a successful chartered accountant by profession and a writer, painter, and singer of considerable talent, is considered one of the leading and most sought-after authors in contemporary Bengali literature. He has written over 150 books, comprising novels, short stories, and poems, never looking back since his first novel was published in 1967. Among his many novels, Guha rates 'Madhukari' as his best work, an opinion upheld by readers and critics alike for nearly three decades. In fact, it is ranked as a top best seller even to this day. This publication of an English translation of 'Madhukari' has fulfilled Guha's long-awaited dream and is even more satisfying since the translator is an old college friend from his teenage days.