Novel by Bibhutibhushan Bandyopadhyay, translated into Malayalam by Leela Sarkar. Ichamati reflects and documents a period of caste stratified culture, the life of rural society along the banks of the Ichamati River in undivided southern Bengal.
The novel captures indigo planters, plantation life, and caste society in Bengal during the early part of the previous century in vivid detail. Relationships are sensitively portrayed in the narrative, with the author exploring the subtle nuances contained therein. Readers have praised the detailed descriptions of nature and the unselfconscious, but poetic, portrayal of the flora and fauna on the banks of the Ichamati River. Ichamati has also been described as a deeply spiritual piece of writing, with Advaita Vedanta holding particular relevance to the contained dialogue.
The hypocrisy of the Brahminical order is addressed in the book through the portrayal of several characters, exposing readers to the social and religious life of rural Bengal under a deeply stratified caste system.
Malayalam Title: ഇച്ഛാമതി
Size: Demy 1/8
Edition: 2012 June
- Publisher: Green Books
- Category: Malayalam Novel
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