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There Was No One at the Bus Stop

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Hardcover, 121 pages
Published by Penguin Books India (first published 1975)
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Dhiraj Sharma
Apr 02, 2014 Dhiraj Sharma rated it liked it
What motivates men and women to seek love outside the marriage fold. Is it the indifference of husband/wife, sons/daughters, marital discord, lust or plain boredom. There is a line from the book which goes like this “What could be more intoxicating than what’s forbidden”.

This is the story of Trina and Debashish who seek solace in each other’s company and decide to stay together. Debashish wife has died leaving him with a son and Trina’s husband and kids ignore her at home.

Its is a poignant tale
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Manish
Jul 22, 2011 Manish rated it liked it
A widower and father of a 6 year old son and an unhappily married mother of two fall in love.On the spur of a moment they decide to give up everything and live together only to realize the power of the ties that held them back all these years, This beautiful novel captures the thoughts of the two during this fateful single day of their lives.
Pooja T
Jan 11, 2013 Pooja T rated it really liked it
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A really simple story of regular people living unhappy lives and a love between two unhappy people trying to find some happiness. Very atmospheric and full of melancholy and pathos. I really enjoyed this book and am glad I discovered a new author.
Ahmed Faiyaz
Sep 24, 2010 Ahmed Faiyaz rated it really liked it
Mukhapadhyay keeps it real, gripping, depicts ground realities, a moving tale of love and fidelity.
Debarati
Jan 11, 2013 Debarati rated it really liked it
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A simple and evocative work on the heart-wrenching guilt that comes with infidelity. Trina is unnoticed and unhappy in her marriage to a stoic, wealthy man. Her children ignore her and she feels redundant and inconsequential in their world. Debashish, her "lover", is a widower with a young son. He was deeply unhappy in his marriage to a shallow gold-digger, who after 5 odd years killed herself. The novella looks at about 12 hours in a day as Trina and Deb decide to start a life together. Except ...more
Shahidul nahid
Dec 11, 2014 Shahidul nahid rated it liked it
পরিবার...মায়া, রকতের টান... কষণিকের মোহে পা না দিয়ে পরিবারকে সময় দেয়া , পরিবারকে বুঝতে পারা নিয়ে গলপ। ...more
Chithra Kaviyappilly
A good story :)
विकास   नैनवाल
It was an okay book.You can read more here:
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Kavita Ayyagari
Jul 22, 2013 Kavita Ayyagari rated it did not like it
Didn't like the story much ... And wouldn't recommend it , avoidable! am now wondering if its a good idea to go blindly with book club recommendations ...
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Sirshendu Mukhopadhyay (Bengali: শীরষেনদু মুখোপাধযায) was born on 2nd November,1935 in the Mymensing district of what is now Bangladesh, who writes Bengali books. He has written stories for both adults and children, and is one of the most popular author of contemporary literature in Indian Subcontinant. His father used to work in the Railways, and Shirshendu spent his childhood in many different p ...more
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