Wildfire and Other Stories
Translated by Somnath Zutshi
Illustrations by Anandjit Ray Introduction by Nabaneeta Dev Sen
250pp, 17 b/w illustrations. 1999
ISBN : 9788170461524
Rs 395.00 (HB)
Balaichand Mukhopadhyay (1899-1979) adopted the pseudonym Banaphool, or wildflower, the name by which he is widely known to the Bengali reading public. These forty-five pieces by Banaphool are representative of his multifaceted talent. There are plainly whimsical tales, several ghost stories, a few morality fables, some bitterly critical political stories, and a number of stories which examine the consequences of religious belief when taken to levels of bigotry and exclusionism.
Somnath Zutshi is a psychonanalyst by training who studies and writes on cinema. He has also translated other works by Somnath Hore, Mrinal Sen and Banaphool.