Bonduk Dweep – বন্দুক দ্বীপ by Amitav Ghosh


অমিতাভ ঘোষ একজন বিশিষ্ট লেখক এবং তার উপন্যাস গুলিতে তিনি একটি জাতির চরিত্র ও ভারত এবং দক্ষিণ পূর্ব এশিয়ার মানুষের ব্যাক্তিগত জীবন ও পরিচয়ের জটিল আখ্যান বর্ণনা করে থাকেন। তিনি তাঁর চারপাশের ঘটনা গুলিকে নিয়ে যে সাবেকি গল্প বুনেছেন তা শিক্ষণীয়। তাঁর এই উপন্যাস বন্দুক দ্বীপের বিষয়বস্তুই হলো বর্তমান সময়ের দুটি গুরত্বপূর্ণ সমস্যা , জলবায়ু পরিবর্তন ও পরিযায়ী মানুষ ।
কাহিনীর অনুসন্ধান যখন হয় মননধর্মী, তখন বইয়ের গতিবেগ বজায় রাখা বেশ কঠিন কাজ, চমৎকার ভাবে রূপায়িত, অমিতাভ ঘোষের “বন্দুক দ্বীপ” এই কাহিনী উত্তরোত্তর বেড়ে যাওয়া স্থানচ্যুতি ও দূর্দম্য আমূল পরিবর্তনের কিনারায় পৌঁছে দেওয়া এক জগতের কাহিনী। আবার আশাও জাগায় । কিরকম সেটা জানতে বইটি না পড়লেই নয় ।

Why the Book is Special – Half the novel is set in Kolkata and the Sundarbans. It is based on the legend of Manasa Devi, the goddess of snakes in the Sundarbans. Amitav Ghosh’s latest novel, Gun Island, traces familiar crosscultural patterns evident in his earlier novels. There are journeys by land and water, diaspora and migration, experiences aboard ships, the world of animals and sea-creatures. Ghosh foregrounds environmental issues like climate change and the danger to fish from chemical waste dumped into rivers by factories, concerns that carry over from earlier books like The Hungry Tide and The Great Derangement.

Publish Date – 29th November  [Shipping Starts from 26th November]

ISBN: 9789391234317

Pages : 272

Binding: Paperback

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Bundook –  Gun –  A common word, but one which turns Deen Datta’s world upside down. A dealer of rare books, Deen is used to a quiet life spent indoors, but as his once-solid beliefs begin to shift, he is forced to set out on an extraordinary journey; one that takes him from India to Los Angeles and Venice via a tangled route through the memories and experiences of those he meets along the way. There is Piya, a fellow Bengali-American who sets his journey in motion; Tipu, an entrepreneurial young man who opens Deen’s eyes to the realities of growing up in today’s world; Rafi, with his desperate attempt to help someone in need; and
Cinta, an old friend who provides the missing link in the story they are all a part of. It is a journey which will upend everything he thought he knew about himself, about the Bengali legends of his childhood and about the world around him.
Gun Island is a beautifully realised novel which effortlessly spans space and time. It is the story of a world on the brink, of increasing displacement and unstoppable transition. But it is also a story of hope, of a man whose faith in the world and the future is restored by two remarkable women.

About the Author
Amitav Ghosh is known for his novels Shadow Lines, The Hungry Tide, Calcutta Chromosome, The Circle of Reason and In an Antique Land. The first novel in his Ibis trilogy, Sea of Poppies, was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. In 2007, he was awarded the Padma Shri and in 2018, he received the Jnanpith Award. Amitav
Ghosh’s work has been translated into more than thirty languages. Gun Island is his most recent novel.

About the Translator
Arunava Sinha translates Bengali fiction and non-fiction into English. Sixty-one of his translations have been published so far. Twice the winner of the Crossword Book Award for Best Translation, and the winner of the Muse India translation award, he has also been shortlisted for The Independent Foreign Fiction prize (2009) for his translation of Shankar’s Chowringhee. His translation of Manoranjan Byapari’s There’s Gunpowder in the Air was shortlisted in 2019 for the JCB Prize, the Crossword Book Award, the Mathrubhumi Book of the Year Prize and the DSC Prize.

Additional information

Weight 0.3 kg
Dimensions 22 × 16 × 3 cm





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