I, Anupam

Paper Type: Book Print Paper | Size: 216mmX140mm
Black & White; 196 pages, Hardback
ISBN-10: 93-86906-86-1 | ISBN-13: 978-93-86906-86-1


Ami Anupam (I, Anupam) was first published in Bengali in the Sharadiya Ananda Bazaar in 1976. It was the first novel on the Naxal Movement in West Bengal. It came out as a book in 1978. Some prominent intellectuals of West Bengal had played a strange two-faced role in this political movement. They encouraged and led the youth, who put their lives at stake and fought for the cause. However, most of these intellectual leaders failed to take responsibility later on when they were needed the most. Ami Anupam is about one such betrayal. The novel is a sharp depiction of those turbulent times.

Nabaneeta Dev Sen
Nabaneeta Dev Sen

Late Nabaneeta Dev Sen was 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 universities, and an outstanding academic, she retired as Professor of Comparative Literature, Jadavpur University, Kolkata. Her works reflect her intellection on an amazing array of social, political, and psychological topics, under different genres like poetry, novels, short stories, plays, literary criticism, travelogues, translations, and children’s literature. Her Radhakrishnan Memorial Lecture series at Oxford University, a pioneering work on women’s Ramayanas, has started a new school of studies on Sita across the world. Founder President of Soi—Women Writers’ Association of West Bengal, she has received national and international awards, including Padma Shri, Sahitya Akademi Award, and Bangla Akademi Lifetime Achievement Award.

Paulami  Sengupta
Paulami Sengupta

Paulami Sengupta has translated fiction and poetry for journals and magazines such as Indian LiteratureMuse IndiaReading Hour, and Parabas. Her own poems have featured in The Sunflower Literary CollectiveCold NoonKrittibasKavi Sammelan, and a few other magazines. She currently works at Oxford University Press, India.