Born: 10 January 1950
Died: 12 May 2015
- She was an Indian novelist.
- Her writing focuses on contemporary social issues.
- She was a perceptive observer of the changing urban milieu and her writing closely examines the contemporary Bengali middle class.
- Crisis in human relationships and the changing values of the present era along with degeneration of the moral fiber of the society in the backdrop of globalization and consumerism are depicted in her prose.
- Exploitations and sufferings of women regardless of their social or economic identities find a distinct voice in her writing.
- She took up many odd jobs in her early youth and finally joined the public service which she left in 2004 to become a full-time writer.
- Her long career is reflected in many of her stories and novels.
- Though she herself is a prolific writer of Bengal, she was in awe of her fellow contemporary women authors like Sangita Bandyopadhyay and Tilottama Majumdar.
- She was deeply influenced by Ashapurna Debi and Mahasweta Debi, and their body of feminist work in Bengali literature.
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