Shirshendu Mukhopadhyay was born in 1935 in present-day Bangladesh. He earned a master's degree from Calcutta University and worked for some time as a schoolteacher before becoming a journalist and author. The Aunt Who Wouldn't Die is a much-loved contemporary classic in Bengali, and it was adapted into the film Goynar Baksho in 2013. The first English translation was published in India in 2017.
A laugh-out-loud, tug-at-your-heartstrings tale of love, family, and freedom centered around three generations of Bengali women.
Somlata has just married into the dynastic but declining Mitra family. At eighteen, she expects to settle into her role as ... SEE MORE