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Phantoms of August

Phantoms of August

Mashrur Arefin
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Arunava Sinha
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An unnamed narrator takes it upon himself to discover the truth behind the assassination of Sheikh Mujibur Rehman—who led Bangladesh’s independence movement from Pakistan, which was achieved in 1971—and his entire family. With literary greats for company, the narrator negotiates his complicated personal life and his philosophical and literary musings even as he locates a gun to shoot the assassins who are still alive. Hallucinatory, flitting between reality and dreams, and traversing the length and breadth of Dhaka, this is a fever dream of a novel—an individual’s quest while navigating the scarred and traumatized mind of a nation.

Imprint: Vintage Books

Published: Aug/2024

ISBN: 9780143465553

Length : 560 Pages

MRP : ₹699.00

Phantoms of August

Mashrur Arefin
,
Arunava Sinha

An unnamed narrator takes it upon himself to discover the truth behind the assassination of Sheikh Mujibur Rehman—who led Bangladesh’s independence movement from Pakistan, which was achieved in 1971—and his entire family. With literary greats for company, the narrator negotiates his complicated personal life and his philosophical and literary musings even as he locates a gun to shoot the assassins who are still alive. Hallucinatory, flitting between reality and dreams, and traversing the length and breadth of Dhaka, this is a fever dream of a novel—an individual’s quest while navigating the scarred and traumatized mind of a nation.

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Mashrur Arefin

Mashrur Arefin is an award-winning Bengali novelist, poet, and translator from Bangladesh, with four published novels, three volumes of poetry, and Bengali translations of Homer's Iliad, and The Complete Stories of Franz Kafka.

Arunava Sinha

Arunava Sinha (Translator)
Arunava Sinha translates classic, modern and contemporary Bengali fiction and non-fiction from Bangladesh and India into English. He also translates fiction from English into Bengali. Over eighty of his translations have been published so far in India, the UK and the USA. He teaches creative writing at Ashoka University, where he is also the co-director of the Ashoka Centre for Translation, and is the Books Editor at Scroll.in.

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