Radical Literature:

Offering major fiction in Bengali from the leftwing in translation and in the original, rare collections of underground revolt poetry and German poetry translated into Bengali.

      
Thema Books - Birendra Chattopadhyay: Selected Poems Birendra Chattopadhyay: Selected Poems
Translated by Robert Hampson and Sibani Raychaudhuri, Illustrated by Bijan Chaudhury
Hb. 14.5 x 22 cm. xviii + 64 pp. 10 b/w Photographs. Rs.200. ISBN 978-93-81703-11-3
A bilingual selection from ‘Bengal’s foremost poet of protest;’ translated by Robert Hampson, Professor of Modern Literature at Royal Holloway, University of London, and Sibani Roychaudhuri, a distinguished writer for children; with illustrations by Bijan Chaudhury, major contemporary painter.
Chhander Olindey Bidroha: Marathi Dalit Kobita
[Revolution in the Corridors of Rhythm]
Thema Books - Chhander Olindey Bidroha: Marathi Dalit Kobita
Pb. 14 x 21.5 cm. xvi+92 pp. Rs. 180 ISBN 978-93-81703-07-6.

Translations of Marathi Dalit poetry, selected, translated and introduced by Swapna Banerjee-Guha, with illustrations by Tapan Bhattacharya. A social scientist’s annotated translations of 55 poems by the major modern Dalit poets writing in Marathi, all translated directly from Marathi, offer a rare insight into the new Dalit sensibility.

Thema Books - Niranobbuier Galpa - Mahasweta Devi Niranobbuier Galpa
Mahasweta Devi
Cover design and illustrations by Shuvaprasanna.
21.5 x 14 cm. 64 pp. 2000. Pb. Bengali.
ISBN 81-86017-29-1. Rs 50.
Three stories written in 1999 centring on minority communities still fighting for self-determination and justice.
Thema Book of Naxalite Poetry
Edited and introduced by Sumanta Banerjee
Thema Books - Thema Book of Naxalite Poetry - Edited and introduced by Sumanta Banerjee
Second Revised Edition
Cover design and illustrations by Khaled Chowdhury. 21.5 x 14 cm. 138 pp. 2009. Pb. English. ISBN -978-81-86017-66-1 Rs 100.

A selection of poems and songs thrown up by the Naxalite revolt of the late nineteen sixties and early seventies, with a substantial historical account of the movement. Notations of songs by V. Balsara and Khaled Chowdhury.

Thema Books - Manik Bandyopadhyay: Selected Stories - Edited and introduced by Malini Bhattacharya Manik Bandyopadhyay: Selected Stories
Edited and introduced by Malini Bhattacharya
Translated by Sajni Kripalani Mukherjee, Nandita Dutta, Swagato Gangopadhyay, Mihir Bhattacharya, Madhuchhanda Karlekar, Shirshendu Chakrabarti, Kalyani Ghose, Supriya Chaudhuri, Subrata Banerjee, Sutapa Banerjee, Sutapa Neogi, Ashok Mitra and Jollymohan Kaul.
Cover design by Khaled Chowdhury.
21.5 x 14.2 cm. 274 pp. 2003. Pb. English.
ISBN 81-86017-01-1. Rs 150.
Fiction by one of India's first communist writers. Reviews and commentaries included as an appendix.
Samaresh Basu: Selected Stories. Vol. I
Translated, edited and introduced by
Sumanta Banerjee
Thema Books - Samaresh Basu: Selected Stories. Vol. I - Translated, edited and introduced by Sumanta Banerjee
Cover design by Chandan Gupta.
21.5 x 14.2 cm. 192 pp. 2003. Pb. English.
ISBN 81-86017-46-1. Rs 120..

A selection of the major stories of a contemporary Bengali writer who has been at the centre of the most acrimonious controversies on issues relating to politics and sexuality.

Thema Books -Imaginary Maps- Mahasweta Devi Imaginary Maps
Mahasweta Devi
Translated by Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak
Cover design by Naveen Kishore.
22 x 14.2 cm. 246 pp. 1993. Hb. English.
ISBN 81-86017-05-4. Rs 150.
Includes one short story and one long story by Mahasweta Devi:'The Hunt,' 'Douloti the Bountiful' and the novelette 'Pterodactyl, Puran Sahay and Pirtha;' with a long interview with the author and two texts by the translator.
Günter Grass-er Kobita
Günter Grass

Translated , edited and introduced by
Alokeranjan Dasgupta
Thema Books -Günter Grass-er Kobita -  Günter Grass
Cover and other illustrations by Günter Grass.
20.5 x 14 cm. 118 pp. 2002. Pb. Bengali.
ISBN 81-86017-41-0. Rs 100..

Poems by a modern German poet dealing with contemporary inhumanity.

Thema Books -Somen Chanda: Selected Stories - Edited and introduced by Malini Bhattacharya Somen Chanda: Selected Stories
Edited and introduced by Malini Bhattacharya
Translated by Moinak Biswas, Ashok Mitra, Malini Bhattacharya, Chandreyee Niyogi, Mihir Bhattacharya,
Lila Ray, and Indira Choudhury.
Cover design by Aparup Ukil.
21.5 x 14.2 cm. 128 pp. 2001. Pb. English.
ISBN 81-86017-24-0. Rs 70.
A selection of short stories by a young communist writer who was assassinated by fascist goons when he was barely twenty-two.
His work portrays with great sensitivity the sordidness, degeneracy and boredom of the dispossessed middle class and the frustrations of the rural poor of Bengal.
Bashai Tudu
Mahasweta Devi
Translated by Samik Bandyopadhyay and
Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak
Thema Books -Bashai Tudu - Mahasweta Devi
Cover design by Kanchan Dasgupta.
22 x 14.2 cm. 184 pp. 1990. Pb. English.
ISBN 81-86017-02-X. Rs 85
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'Operation Bashai Tudu,' a novelette and 'Draupadi,' a short story, evoke a modern myth of a tribal peasant revolutionary

who is killed again and again, but turns up whenever the landless farm labourers are driven to a crisis.
 
 
 
     
 
 

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