Waiting for Rain
Shirshendu Mukhopadhyay
tr. Nilanjan Bhattacharya

Cover Design: Pinaki De
Pp. 220; Penguin, India
Year of Publication: 2003; ISBN: 0-14-302964-9

"Waiting for Rain is Sahitya Akademi-winner Sirshendu Mukhopadhyay's finely etched and evocative novel about Kolkata as it was before it changed forever. It is a Kolkata seen through the eys of Somsundar, young, unemployed and despondent, a past-his-prime boxer who must wrestle with reality when his elder brother, suspected of being a Naxalite, disappears. It is also the Kolkata of Manju, who must break out of her cocoon of..."     (-- from the back cover)

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