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A Plate of White Marble

Nominated | Book Awards 2021 | Translated into English

A Plate of White Marble (Swet Patharer Thala)

Author: Bani Basu
Publisher: Niyogi Books
Translator: Nandini Guha
Original Language: Bengali

Award Category: Translated into English
About the Book: 

First published in 1990 in the original Bengali, A Plate of White Marble tells the tale of the ‘new woman’ of an era that just witnessed the independence of a nation. Bandana, the protagonist, though grieves over her husband’s early death, never conforms to the social connotation and ideals of ‘widowhood’.


About the Author: 

Bani Basu is one of the most versatile contemporary writers in Bengali. An eminent academician, poet, novelist, essayist, critic and tarnslator she writes on diverse topics ranging from history and mythology to society, psychology and gender. Translator Nandini Guha is a retired Associate Professor of English at the College of Vocational Studies, University of Delhi.


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