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A must read to know as to how Indian society was changing during last phase of its independence movement. A fine book to understand the cracks of "jajmani system"(an ancient system which assured serving castes an assured amount of food-grain per year in lieu of service provided by them). According to some surveys, this book was named as best novel of 20th century.
Bandyopadhyay was born at his ancestral home at Labhpur village in Birbhum district, Bengal Province, British India (now West Bengal, India). He wrote 65 novels, 53 story-books, 12 plays, 4 essay-books, 4 autobiographies and 2 travel stories. For his novel Arogyaniketan, he received the Rabindra Puraskar in 1955 and the Sahitya Akademi Award in 1956. In 1966, he received the Jnanpith Award for his...moreMore about Tarashankar Bandyopadhyay...