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Posted by on Nov 7, 2014 in Short Story Translation | 0 comments

English translation of a Bengali Short Story written by Dibyendu Palit “Are you done with it, Moni?” asked Renubala, noting that the sun was about to decline. “Hurry up, my dear, we don’t have much time,” she said. Monica had opened the mynah’s cage. She was filling the earthen bowl with grams. “Why are you in such...

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Man

Posted by on Feb 20, 2014 in Short Story Translation | 0 comments

Translation of Prafulla Roy’s Bengali short story Manush The rain came in torrents exactly at noon near the Shermundi hills. Bharosalal began his journey so early at dawn when the sky was still hazy and the sun was yet to rise. He had on his shoulder a pole with a many-coloured cloth bag hanging on one of its ends. He was coming from the Taluka of...

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Kalapahar

Posted by on Oct 6, 2013 in Short Story Translation | 0 comments

A short story by Tarashankar Bandyopadhyay translated from Bengali There is nothing more irritating in the world than to make an obstinate person amenable to reason. If this stubborn character is an adult and not a child, it becomes all the more calamitous. If the child asks for the moon and you give it candy in place of the moon, the child is consoled. If...

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Let it be

Posted by on Jul 13, 2013 in Short Story Translation | 0 comments

A short story by Bonophul translated from the Bengali On suddenly entering her room, I found numerous coloured ribbons in a soap case. Just beside it in another container with a plastic lid there were beads of various shapes and sizes. On the shelf were three fat exercise books. On opening them I found each was filled with pictures. In one there were...

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After I received the letter

Posted by on Jul 5, 2013 in Short Story Translation | 0 comments

A short story by Bonophul translated from Bengali One It seemed the day was in no hurry to go away. I was immersed in the hope of seeing her for one more time. I never imagined I could see her once again, she whom I let go forever. There was no possibility that she would come this way again. But the impossible would be a reality. She was coming and I was...

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Experience

Posted by on Jul 3, 2013 in Short Story Translation, Uncategorized | 0 comments

A short story by Bonophul translated from Bengali I was in government service then. I was in charge of the Sadar hospital in a big town. One day two patients were admitted in two cottages. My job involved patients, I shouldn’t have worried but with these two I had quite an embarrassment. The main reason of my worry was not the patients but their...

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