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Book Review: Chronicles Of The Lost Daughters by Debarati Mukhopadhyay

Chronicles of the lost Daughters by Debarati Mukhopadhyay is a story from the late nineteenth century, with a vibrant background of Bengal where Debarati brings together the glory and the decadence of colonial times.

Chronicles of the lost Daughters by Debarati Mukhopadhyay, translated from Bengali by Arunava Sinha, is a story from the late nineteenth century. Set in a vibrant background of Bengal where Debarati brings together the glory and the decadence of colonial times.

The story starts with the chaos at the port, people being clueless about how and where life is taking them, Krishnoshundor is worried about his family. Where are they taking them?

How their life will be once they are sold as slaves?

While Debarati highlights the topics like Child Marriage, the debates and issues with women’s education, the life of widows, rapes, remarriage, the caste system and other such important topics.

The plot starts on an intriguing note that will make the readers curious to know more about Krishnoshundor’s life and the fate of his family.

As the story proceeds, it highlights Krishnoshundor’s life, and how they escaped the village as tragedy happens with his young sister Bhubonmoni. His wife’s perspective and the way he encourages his daughters to study.

Readers will witness the first inter-caste marriage here, you will see a woman fighting for her education rights and becoming the first doctor.

And there’s a track on Krishnoshundor’s life, Debarati introduces another track of Nawab Wajid Ali Shah languishing in exile.

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