Sulekha Sanyal. Translated from Bengali by Gouranga P. Chattopadhay.

Sulekha Sanyal was born in 1928 in an impoverished family that had once been indigo planters. She became a communist while a student. At thirty-five she died of leukemia, leaving a number of short stories and novels characterized by their passion and subtlety. Gouranga P. Chattopadhyay retired as Professor of Behavioural Science, Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta. He is a practicing psychologist.