Bipradas: The Man Who Would Walk Alone

Paper Type: Book print paper | Size: 216 x 140mm; 264pp
Black and white; 262 pages; Paperback
ISBN-10: 93-86906-40-3 | ISBN-13: 978-93-86906-40-3


Set in a rural backdrop of 20th century Bengal, the story of Bipradas revolves around the life and family of the central protagonist Bipradas. The plot centres on dramatic incidences in the Mukhujye family and explores the complexity of relationships, love, responsibility, and familial bonds. The plot also sees the development of an impassioned love triangle between Bipradas, his brother Dwijadas, and Bipradas’s wife Sati’s young, beautiful cousin, Bandana.

Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay
Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay

Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay (1876–1938) was an illustrious Bengali novelist and short story writer of the early 20th century. Many of his stories narrate the lives, tragedies, and struggles of the village people and the contemporary social practices that prevailed in Bengal. His writing matured at a time when the national movement was gaining momentum together with an awakening of social consciousness. Sensitive and daring, his novels captivated the hearts and minds of innumerable readers both in Bengal and the rest of India. Many of his stories were adopted for well-crafted and popular films in Bengali and Hindi languages for many years. He remains the most popular, most translated, most adapted, and the most plagiarized Indian author of all time. 

Sukhendu  Ray
Sukhendu Ray

Sukhendu Ray qualified as a Chartered Accountant from England in 1950 and after working for a British multinational group Guest Keen Williams Ltd., he retired as that company’s Managing Director and Chief Executive. Post-retirement, along with his professional assignments, he took to translating Bengali literature into English.