Letters of Blood
Translated by Arunava Sinha
5.5 x 8 inches, 120pp. April 2018
ISBN : 9780857424990
Rs 499.00 (PB)
Bengali writer Riza Rahman is the author of more than fifty novels, as well as countless short stories, set in Bangladesh and bringing to life the difficult, mostly forgotten lives of its poorest and most disadvantaged citizens.
Letters of Blood is set in the often-violent world of prostitution in Bangladesh. Rahman brings great sensitivity and insight to her chronicles of the lives of women trapped in that bleak world as they face the constant risk of physical abuse, disease and pregnancy, while also all too often struggling with drug addiction.
A powerful, unforgettable story, Letters of Blood shows readers a hard way of life, imbuing the stories of these women with unforgettable empathy and compassion.
Rizia Rahman's novels and short stories have been anthologized in various publications in Bangladesh and abroad. Her awards include the prestigious Bangla Academy Award, the Bangladesh Lekhika Shanga Gold Medal, the Swagat Gold Medal and the Anannya Literary Award.
Arunava Sinha is an award-winning translator of more than 35 books. He lives and works in New Delhi.