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Bimal Mitra

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Bimal Mitra

Bimal Mitra (1912 –91) wrote over one hundred novels and short stories, giving up his job with the Indian Railways at the age of 1938 to become a full-time writer. His novels were sprawling sagas, as was typical of the work of many of his contemporaries, telling sweeping tales of class conflict set against the fast-changing social, political, and economic backdrop of Bengal in the late nineteenth and early-to-middle twentieth centuries. Saheb Bibi Golam (King, Queen, Jack) was the most acclaimed of his novels, but he wrote several others that were equally ambitious and memorable.

Articles by Bimal Mitra

Shaheb Bibi Golam
By Bimal Mitra
It was late. Who knew where Bhootnath could buy liquor at this hour?
Translated from Bengali by Somrita Ganguly