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Dahan : The Burning

Suchitra Bhattacharya

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ISBN 10: 8187075759 / ISBN 13: 9788187075752
Published by Srishti Pub, New Delhi, 2001
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One evening when the city jungle is teeming with life. Romita a young housewife is molested by four young men near a crowded Metro Station. No one intervenes except Jhinuk Sarkar a schoolteacher. Suchitra Bhattacharya's award winning novel now made into a thought provoking film by Rituparno Ghosh Dahan is the story of two women's search for justice in a man's world. Romita's humiliating street encounter compels her to question the fragile nature of her relationship with her husband Palash. Jhinuk's bravery sparks off family tensions and power games with Tunir her fiancT. Dahan which means to burn is the eternal anguish of every women who dares to step outside the narrow path specified for her by society. It is a novel about ourselves of our times. It raises questions of liberation of rebellion of compromises. And ultimately of the personal choices we have to make. 265 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 51579

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Title: Dahan : The Burning

Publisher: Srishti Pub, New Delhi

Publication Date: 2001

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:As New

Edition: New

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One evening, when the city-jungle is teeming with life, Romita, a young housewife is molested by four young men near a crowded Metro Station. No one intervenes except Jhinuk Sarkar, a schoolteacher, Suchitra Bhattacharya's award winning novel, now made into a thought provoking film by Rituparno Ghosh, Dahan is the story of two women's search for justice in a man's world. Romita's humiliating street encounter compels her to question the fragile nature of her relationship with her husband, Palash, Jhinuk's bravery sparks off family tensions and power games with Tunir, her fiance. Dahan, which means to brun, is the eternal anguish of every women who dares to step otuside the narrow path specified for her by society. It is a novel about ourselves -- of our times.

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Suchitra Bhattacharya, one of Bengal's more popular writers, has published several volumes of short stories and novels. She is the recipient of many literary prizes.

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