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Supriya Kumar Debroy


Author: Samaresh Mazumdar Pages: 279 Uttaradhikar meaning Inheritance is the first installment of ‘Animesh’ series, a classic novel written by Samaresh Mazumdar – one of the greatest writers of modern Bengali literature. The novel is set up on the eve of Independence of India. The writer has shown the world through the eye of a young boy, Animesh, and follows his journey from childhood in the North Bengal district of Jalpaiguri, his education, his adolescence, political exposure and his arrival in Kolkata where he eventually gets embroiled in the Naxalite movement of the 70’s which is the in the next book Kalbela. About the Author  Samaresh Mazumdar is an Indian writer from West Bengal. He is best known for his Animesh series, the second of which (Kalbela) won the Sahitya Academi Award in 1984. Mazumdar spent his childhood days in the tea gardens of North Bengal in Jalpaiguri district. He studied at…