Charcoal Portrait: Selina Hossain






Author : Selina Hossain

Publisher : Palimpsest Publishing House

ISBN : 978-93-82622-26-0

MRP : ₹500

Binding : Paperback

Category : Fiction

Number of pages : 284

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About the Book

Charcoal Portrait – The story of a war child coming home as a 25-year-old man to look for his biological mother, a tea-garden worker who had been tortured in a Pakistani army camp during the 1971 Liberation War of Bangladesh, Selina Hossain’s Charcoal Portrait is truly a modern classic. Buffeted by tragedies all her life, Chaitirani now hopes to meet her lost son as a possible act of recompense. Finally, when she is reunited with Dulal, raised by his adoptive German parents in Frankfurt, drumbeats are heard from around the tea garden. Celebrations have begun. Tomorrow is Holi.

About the Author

A major voice in South Asian writing, Selina Hossain has authored more than forty novels, quite a few collections of short stories and a significant volume of critical work in a career spanning over half a century. In her writing, Hossain has focused on issues of women, patriarchy and social pluralism in Bangladesh. Some of her books are now part of university curricula in several countries. Hossain is the winner of the SAARC Literary Award.

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