My Kind of Girl

My Kind of Girl

Buddhadeva Bose

Buddhadeva Bose

A modern-day Bengali Decameron, My Kind of Girl is a sensitive and vibrant novella containing four disarming accounts of unrequited love. In a railway station one bleak December night, four strangers from different walks of life —a contractor, a government bureaucrat, a writer, and a doctor—face an overnight delay. The sight of a young loving couple prompts them to reflect on and share with each other their own experiences of the vagaries of the human heart in a story cycle that is in turn melancholy, playful, wise, and heart-wrenching. The tales reveal each traveler's inner landscape and provide an illuminating glimpse into contemporary life in India. Coming out of a great storytelling tradition, My Kind of Girl is a moving and imaginative look at love from one of India's most celebrated writers.
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It Rained All Night

It Rained All Night

Buddhadeva Bose

Buddhadeva Bose

'It's over—it happened—there's nothing more to say. I, Maloti Mukherji, someone's wife, and someone's mother—I did it. Did it with Jayanto. Jayanto wanted me, and I him ... How did it happen? Easy. In fact I don't know why it didn't happen before—I'm surprised at my self-restraint, at Jayanto's patience.'Banned when it was first published in the Bengali in 1967 on charges of obscenity, It Rained All Night went on to become a best-seller.Maloti, an attractive middle-class Bengali girl, marries the bookish college lecturer Nayonangshu only to find him insecure, sexually timid and unable to satisfy her. She discovers passion in the arms of the confident, earthy journalist Jayanto whose love provides her solace from the demands of her wifely duties. Maloti and Jayanto's growing intimacy does not go unnoticed by Nayonangshu, but his pride restrains him from reaching out to his wife.Bold, explicit and shockingly candid, It Rained All Night is an unforgettable...
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