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Historical Fiction

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An Assamese short story by Hemanta Barman ORIGINAL TITLE : Matir Chaaki Translated into English by Biman Arandhara He travelled by train, his mind restless. Soon he would be arriving in the town he had left behind. Was it still the same? Or, had it undergone change? He had spent his school days in this town; he felt like being sheltered by the hills around it and the huge trees that lined its lanes and bye-lanes. Even though he had spent his childhood in the midst of water, he could never come to terms with the beautiful wide river; he had never felt close to it. He did not talk with anyone on the way. The town, his alma mater, the hostel – everything shuttled to and fro in his mind. He would pay a visit to Father. After spending the day in town he would resume his onward…