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Thema Books - Alauddin Khan: Amaar Jibani Alauddin Khan: Amaar Jibani
Compiled, edited and introduced by Anindya Bandyopadhyay
Hb. 18.5 x 24.5 cm. viii + 167 pp. 48 b/w Photographs. Rs. 375 ISBN 978-93-81703-31-1
Foreword by Annapurna Devi. Preface by Ashish Khan. Complete text of the maestro’s handwritten memoirs; notations of over 40 gats and bandishes composed by the maestro from Sangeetvijñan Praveshika, letters, diary entries. 40 rare black and white archival stills. 70 pages of notation transcripts.
Onek Mukh Onek Muhoorta
Mrinal Sen. Compiled by Sibaditya Dasgupta
Thema Books - Onek Mukh Onek Muhoorta
Pb. 14 x 21.5 cm. xii + 129 pp. Rs. 150 ISBN 978-93-81703-42-7

A collection of 35 memoiral essays by Mrinal Sen—some in a sombre mood as he reminiscences, some in that inimitable tongue-in-cheek style of his—all carrying the unmistakable stamp of a deeply committed and political human being who has taken pride in standing up for his ideals. Detailed notes by Samik Bandyopadhyay on personalities, events and films enrich this volume that will be a delight for cultural history scholars, film scholars and general readers alike.

Thema Books - Shatabarshiyan Jyotirindra Moitra Shatabarshiyan Jyotirindra Moitra
Edited by Samik Bandyopadhyay and Sibaditya Dasgupta
Hb. 14 x 22 cm. x + 414 pp. 28 b/w Photographs. Rs. 500 ISBN 978-93-81703-30-4
Special Centenary Tribute. A collection of critical and memoiral essays on poet, lyricist and composer Jyotirindra Moitra (1911-77); two selections of his poems, compiled and introduced by Alokeranjan Dasgupta and Samik Bandyopadhyay; 20 plates of rare photographs; facsimiles from notebooks; the most exhaustive compilation of 127 letters by Jyotirindra Moitra written to some of the greatest minds of our time, with detailed editorial annotations on personalities, events, happenings and places, weaving together a fascinating socio-political and cultural history of the times. A genealogical table and a unusual chronology that interlaces events in the life of Moitra with texts on those events from his own reminiscences, or by his friends, peers and contemporaries will be a special treat for readers.
Sripanthadarpan
Edited by Samik Bandyopadhyay, Subir Dutta and Ratan Khasnobis
Thema Books - Sripanthadarpan
Pb. 14 x 21.5 cm. viii + 168 pp. Rs. 275 ISBN 978-93-81703-32-8

A collection of essays in memory of journalist, scholar and social historian Nikhil Sarkar (1932-2004), who wrote under the pseudonym ‘Sripantha.’ This book also includes a selection of letters written to Sripantha by some of the most creative and talented minds of our time; facsimiles from his notebooks and sketches; and 16 plates of rare black and white photographs—all recreating and celebrating Nikhil Sarkar’s commitment to meticulous detail in everything that he did.

Thema Books - Beloved and Other Stories Beloved and Other Stories
Prabhat Kumar Mukherji. Translated with an introduction and notes by Shampa Banerjee
Hb. 14.5 x 22 cm. viii + 192 pp. Rs. 300 $ 20 ISBN 978-93-81703-35-9
A selection of ten stories by a younger contemporary and protégé of Rabindranath Tagore, representing a profoundly insightful view of Bengali women in the first two decades of the twentieth century, and young Bengali students of law in England at the turn of the twentieth century, interacting with the English middle and lower middle classes.
Manto-r Khola Chithi: Sahityik-er Kalam-ey Rajneetir Bhasya
Saadat Hasan Manto. Translated with an introduction and commentary by Someswar Bhowmik

Thema Books -Manto-r Khola Chithi: Sahityik-er Kalam-ey Rajneetir Bhasya
Pb. 14 x 21.5 cm. x + 90 pp. Rs. 130 ISBN 978-93-81703-27-4.

Open letters by Saadat Hasan Manto: a writer reads politics. 10 letters, in Manto’s trenchant style, introduced with notes and commentary by Someswar Bhowmik.

Thema Books - Shatabarshiyan Jyotirindra Moitra Nishir Dak: Smriti Niyey Chhelekhela
[The Call of the Night: Playing with Memories: a collection of memorial pieces] Sumanta Banerjee
Pb. 14 x 21.5 cm. Vi + 124 pp. Rs. 160 ISBN 978-93-81703-28-1
A collection of charming memoiral pieces by the noted political commentator and social historian Sumanta Banerjee, who reminisces on his friends and colleagues—colourful personalities all—to weave together a remarkable tapestry of politics-culture-history and journalism during from the ’60s to the ’80s.
Sachetana Ekhono
Edited by Jasodhara Bagchi and Sarmistha Dutta Gupta
Thema Books -Sachetana Ekhono
Pb. 14 x 21.5 cm. viii + 250 pp. Rs. 325 ISBN 978-93-81703-33-5.

A volume to commemorate, celebrate and introspect 50 years of Sachetana, one of the first women’s organizations in India; selected essays, articles, reminiscences from Sachetana broadsheets and periodicals; new articles, interviews and transcripts of discussions on women’s movement.

 

 
 
 
     
 
 

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