Author : Tarashankar Bandopadhyay
Translator : T.N. Kumaraswamy
The novel with an offbeat is set, like most stories of Tarashankar Bandopadhyay, in the red soil of Birbhum. On one level the theme is a clash between the old and the new, between traditional medicine and the western system of allopathy. There is an effort to overcome the fear of death, and all this makes this novel a great work of art.