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When the Time Is Right

When the Time Is Right

(2011)
A novel by

 

"Buddhadeva Bose's most ambitious, and probably his greatest, work of fiction."
Amit Chaudhuri


Buddhadeva Bose's greatest novel

When the Time Is Right
is a grand family saga set in Calcutta during the last two decades of British rule.

Of Rajen Mitra's five lovely daughters, it is the youngest - the beautiful, intelligent Swati - who is the apple of her father's eye. As she grows from an impetuous, spirited child to a lonely young woman, Swati is witness to the upheavals and joys of the Mitra family even as the country slides toward the promise of independence and the inevitability of war.

Anxious to ensure that his daughters find suitable husbands, Rajen-babu realizes it is only a matter of time before his favourite child, too, must leave home. While the boorish entrepreneur Prabir Majumdar decides that she will make him a fitting wife, Swati finds herself increasingly drawn to Satyen, the young professor who introduces her to a world of books and the heady poetry of Tagore and Coleridge.

First published in Bengali, as Tithidore, in 1949, When the Time Is Right is a moving tale of a family and a nation.

 
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Paperback Editions

January 2011 : UK Paperback
Title: When The Time Is Right (translation)
Author(s): Buddhadeva Bose
ISBN: 0-14-341638-3 / 978-0-14-341638-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

August 2016 : MP3 CD
Title: When the Time Is Right
Author(s): Buddhadeva Bose
ISBN: 1-5318-2307-6 / 978-1-5318-2307-8
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

February 2013 : USA Audio edition
Title: When the Time Is Right
Author(s): Buddhadeva Bose, Arunava Sinha (translator)
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon   

February 2013 : UK Audio edition
Title: When the Time Is Right
Author(s): Buddhadeva Bose, Arunava Sinha (translator)
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

January 2011 : UK Kindle edition
Title: When the Time Is Right
Author(s): Buddhadeva Bose
Publisher: Penguin
Availability: Amazon UK   



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