Amar Mitra won the Sahitya Akademi award in 2006 for his novel Dhruva Putra. He also won the Katha award for short story in 1998. Aswacharit – Chronicle of a Horse, won the prestigious Bankim Award from the Government of West Bengal in 2001. This modern masterpiece is the fabled tale of a horse and its keeper as they travel
Back in the 19th century, the Asiatic Society had spearheaded projects for rediscovery of ancient manuscripts. One manuscript that was discovered by the erstwhile Vice President of the society – Haraprasad Shastri – is a collection of Vajrayana/Sahajyana Buddhist verses titled Charya. It consists of poems written by Buddhist Tantrics from Bengal between the 7th to the 11th centuries AD.
Translator’s Note: Akkhay Mulberry Vol.1 [Trans. Eternal Mulberry] is an auto-biographical sketch of Manindra Gupta – an eminent writer of Bengal who has been penning poems, short stories, and novel for a long time. Born in Barishal, Bangladesh [Erstwhile East Bengal], Akkhay Mulberry gives a fleeting account of the rural life of East Bengal. His in-depth analysis of rural living