Bipradas: The Man Who Would Walk Alone

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Set against a rural backdrop of 20th century Bengal, the story of Bipradas (1935) revolves around the life and family of the central protagonist Bipradas, who is also the charismatic hero of the novel. A conflict of cultures is at play here ancient Indian Hindu versus the modern culture, influenced mainly by western education and reformatory ideas. While Bipradas comes forth as a man of firm determination and high principles, Dwijadas, Bipradas’s younger brother, is portrayed as a freedom-loving person with his own set of thoughts. Then enters Bandana Bipradas’s wife Sati’s cousin a young, beautiful, modern-day girl, who immediately gets attracted by Bipradas’s personality and courage of conviction.
A series of tragic events follow. Bipradas has to leave home with his wife and son, practically penniless. Bandana gets married to Dwijadas to hold the Mukhujye family together. And a shattering news rocks the family. Will Bandana be able to hold the reins of the disarrayed family at the end of it all.

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Publisher: Niyogi Books Pvt. Ltd.
Language: English
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 264
ISBN: 9789386906403