So Many Hungers!
So Many Hungers is one of the best novels by Bhabani Bhattacharya. A widely acclaimed modern Indian classic depicting the inhuman atrocities committed on human beings by their own species in the wake of man-made Bengal famine in 1943. It creates a number of intensely real characters — characters that may be comparable to Hardy's Tess and Pearl Buck's O'lan. Kajoli will remain one of the classic heroines of Indian literature.
Bhabani Bhattacharya is a Sahitya Akademi Award Winning author. His novels have received the highest critical acclaim in India and abroad. His work has been translated into 26 languages, including 14 from Europe. He has travelled widely and taught in many foreign universities.
"Sincere, bitter... a factual and vivid account of one of the most shocking disasters in history." — The Times Literary Supplement
"...One of Bhabani Bhattacharya's better known novels... deals with a time today's generation knows little about and which the older generation is forgetting. It is an era it would do us all good to remember." — The Hindustan Times
"An outstanding book. In analysis and treatment, in projection and interpretation, in style and elegance, So Many Hungers! has attained an enviable standard." — Amrita Bazar Patrika