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  1. SHANGRI-LAR KHNOJAY : Himalaye Guptachaaranar Tinshatak
    ₹300.00

    Nestled in the Himalayas, Tibet was a forbidden land in the 19th century. But imperial interest tempted the British to send spies dressed up as Buddhist monks. In 1879 they sent a young Bengali schoolmaster. Learn More
  2. Satyi Rupkatha : Sabhyataa, Unnayan O Odishar Ek Upajaatir Jibansangram
    ₹275.00

    Deep in western Odisha, upon a magic mountain named Niyamgiri, a colourful ‘primitive’ tribe is locked in a fairytale battle against a giant mining company – to save their god, their homeland and its unique biodiversity. Learn More
  3. JATPAT : Itihas Rajniti Pratikar
    ₹80.00

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    Collected essays on Indian Caste-system. Learn More
  4. Amar Bhanga Pather Rangha Dhulay : Atmakathay Bigato Ardhoshatoker Smritir Raktokharon
    ₹225.00

    Fragments of our social scenario of the last five confusing, upsetting and distressing decades presented mainly in the form of heart-rendering memoirs. Learn More
  5. Apur Desh : Ekti Atmakahini
    ₹300.00

    ‘What have you got up your sleeve? Some new poems?’ Apu’s old college friend Pulu asks him in Satyajit Ray’s Apur Sansar. ‘A wonderful novel,’ Apu muses. ‘It’s about a boy, a village boy... poor, but sensitive. His father is a priest. The father dies, the boy goes to the city... Not to become a priest. He wants to study. His study, his education, his hardships... broaden his mind, sharpen his intellect...’ ‘Well?’ Pulu chips in. ‘But where is the novel? It’s an autobiography!’ Yes, true. In fact, it is the autobiography of the Bengalis, since 19th century. But not the unabridged version; obscure, even contrary parts have been left out of it. In search of the missing narratives, the author has set out on a fascinating trip, listening to the tales of grit blood love and dreams of the people he has encountered, and has pieced together the life story of a young deltaic land. Like Parimal Bhattacharya’s earlier books, Apur Desh, too, has been fashioned out of the forms of fiction, memoir, reportage, travelogue and more: it is a journey. Learn More
  6. Rush Biplab O Banglar Mukti Andolan
    ₹125.00

    This book is a record of the investigation conducted by Gautam Chattopadhyay into the impact of the November Revolution in Russia (1917) on Bengal. Originally published in 1967, the work has been reprinted to commemorate the centenary of the Bolshevik Revolution, with an Introduction by Ramkrishna Bhattacharya and notes by Siddhartha Dutta. Learn More
  7. A Face of Bengal: Looking through the Prism of Basic Education
    ₹200.00

    Basic education, like a prism, refracts a spectrum of economic, political and cultural issues that usually remain knotted. The writer discovered this when he toured West Bengal – from the heart of Sundarbans to Shantiniketan, from the floodplains of dying rivers to the ochre plains of Jangalmahal. What emerges is a tapestry of sights, sounds and smells that often speak more than cold statistics. Learn More
  8. UPANYAS SANGRAHA
    ₹375.00

    A collection of novels. Click here to read an excerpt from the book. Learn More
  9. DODOPAKHIDER GAAN : Poribesh, Manush, 'Sovyota' ebong...
    ₹275.00

    Anthropocene is here. A climate crisis is knocking at our doors. In less than two decades, large parts of the earth will become uninhabitable, countless species will vanish, the global food system will collapse. How is this affecting the thinking mind? Are there keys to survival? Or, ways to become extinct peacefully? A concern for environment leads Parimal Bhattacharya to broader themes of uprooting, memories, civilization and man’s place on earth. He has trawled the writings of nearly 40 writers of different countries and times to piece together a fascinating, and timely, narrative of anxiety, despair, dreams and hope.

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  10. SHARIRER SANSKRITI SANSKRITIR SHARIR
    ₹325.00

    Instead of offering a neat, coherent ideological perspective, this book uses various conflicting strands of feminist, postcolonial and postmodern thought to comment on the politics of embodiment and its cultural implications. In an attempt to understand how the body is put into discourse and organized in multiple ways, the short prose fragments in this book deal with issues like voyeuristic gaze, masterbation, fetishism, nudity, objectification, ageing, body-mind dualism, forms of otherness, ingredients of intimacies in interpersonal spheres and altered states of consciousness. The issues range from these to the uses of the body as a contested space in matters relating to the ethos of ascetic purity, trends in esoteric cults, management of death and reproduction, practices of mindfulness as a form of self-care and the links between the performance of power and the constitution of self. Click here to read an excerpt from the book. Learn More

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