Book Review | The Great Unknown

Mani Shankar Mukherjee
Mani Shankar Mukherjee
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[ This review appeared in the Sahitya Academy journal Indian Literature in its May June 2012 edition. ]

The year 1955 was a significant year in world literature. It saw the publication of Nabokov’s Lolita as also Marquez’s first book titled Leaf Storm and Other Stories. In the same year, a Bengali gentleman, Mani Shankar Mukherjee, penned his first novel ‘Kato Ajanare’ in Bengali, in memory of his mentor and benefactor Noel Frederick Barwell. The latter happened to be the last British Barrister in Calcutta High Court with whom Mani Shankar Mukherjee was a clerk or babu. Continue reading “Book Review | The Great Unknown”