Domoruchorit: Stunning Tales from Bengali Adda by Troilokyonath MukhopadhyayDomoruchorit: Stunning Tales from Bengali Adda by Troilokyonath Mukhopadhyay

Domoruchorit: Stunning Tales from Bengali Adda

byTroilokyonath Mukhopadhyay

Paperback | October 25, 2017

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Troilokyonath Mukhopadhyay (1847-1919) is one of the foremost writers of fiction of nineteenth-century Bengal. He is a master of the genre of fantasy writing.Domoruchorit, posthumously published in 1923, is a book which contains seven tales that are suffused with hilarious narration, sparklingwit, and cutting-edge satire. The tales capture the adda spirit of nineteenth-century Bengal and caters a disinct old world charm. Each of the stories comes up with a vignette of nineteenth-century Bengal with its politics of swadeshi movement and the social reality comprising casteism, childmarriage, premature widowhood, feudal tyranny, and colonial oppression. And in each of these stories Troilokyonath Mukhopadhyay blends facts and fiction so magically that some critics have preferred to call him the first magic realist author of Bengal, even if he wrote at a time when magic realismwas not even remotely known anywhere in the world. The stories purvey the flavour of a long-lost community life and homosocial male bonding which was once a distinctive part of Bengali culture.
Troilokyonath Mukhopadhyay (1847-1919) is one of the foremost writers of fiction of nineteenth century Bengal, and also a pioneer of business entrepreneurship of colonial India. He is very often called the prime mover of magic realism in Bengali literature when it was not even remotely known anywhere in the world. "Konkaboti", publishe...
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Title:Domoruchorit: Stunning Tales from Bengali AddaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pagesPublished:October 25, 2017Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0199477396

ISBN - 13:9780199477395

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Table of Contents

List of IllustrationsForeword by Dipesh ChakrabortyPrefaceAcknowledgementA Note on the TranslationDomoruchoritThe First TaleThe Second TaleThe Third TaleThe Fourth TaleThe Fifth TaleThe Sixth TaleThe Seventh TaleAfterwordGlossaryAbout the Author and Translator