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Originally published in 1956, A River Called Titash is among the most highly acclaimed novels in Bengali literature. A unique combination of folk poetry and ethnography, Adwaita Mallabarman's tale of a Malo fishing village at the turn of the century captures the songs, speech, rituals, and rhythms of a once self-sufficient community and culture swept away by natural catastrophe, modernization, and political conflict. Both historical document and work of art, this lyrical novel provides an intimate view of a community of Hindu fishers and Muslim peasants, coexisting peacefully before the violent partition of Bengal between India and East Pakistan (now Bangladesh). Mallabarman's story documents a way of life that has all but disappeared.
  • ISBN13: 9780520080508
  • Publisher: University of California Press
  • Pubilcation Year: 1993
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 00292
Specifications
FormatPaperback
SeriesVoices from Asia
Series Volume Number7
Publication DateSeptember 10, 1993

A River Called Titash

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