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A Life Long Ago

Author: Sunanda Sikdar , Anchita Ghatak

Barely twelve years old, Dayamoyee watches with bewilderment as her village, Dighpait, begins to change and people she knows and loves pack their belongings and leave. India has been partitioned, and Dighpait has now become part of a new country: (East) Pakistan. Forced to leave her beloved house and her friends, especially Majam, Dayamoyee resolves never to mention what they have left behind. And so, from childhood to adulthood, from adulthood to middle age, she never speaks of Dighpait. And then, in the early 1990s she hears of Majam’s death and the floodgates of memory open.

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"A new language is … created—Bhaswati Chakravorty, Baromash. Sunanda Sikdar has woven a tale relying on a tiny slice of that terrible history—Ashok Mitra, Anandabazar Patrika "

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Published by

Penguin Books India

Published

15 Mar 2012

Imprint

Penguin

ISBN13

9789381017234

Book Format

B

Extent

184pp

Rights

World

Category

Non-Fiction, Memoir

Binding

Paperback

Price (Rs.)

250.00

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