The book trailer of my memoir/nonfiction novel THWARTED ESCAPE on Youtube, created by Apex Reviews
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A review of my recently released poetry book ‘Let The Night Sing’ by Amit Shankar Saha, published in The Sunday Statesman, the very popular news daily in Kolkata, India, dated August 20, 2017. You can read the online version here.
An interview with me on my recently released book of translation of Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore’s stories, titled ‘The Broken Home and Other Stories’ in GetBengal, a very popular online portal on Bengal’s culture and heritage:
“Attempting to translate Tagore has been done down generations, but it is definitely one of the most difficult tasks to translate emotions and sensitivities that the poet and novelist usually portrayed through his exclusive words. And indeed, Banerjee has done a great job by retaining the essence of Tagore’s Bengali words and their nuances.
Get Bengal, the online portal reviews my book of translation ‘The Broken Home and Other Stories’:
“Her honest insight into each story, especially the intriguing psychological nuances of the female protagonists, reflects her grip on both languages. Translating Tagore needs a lot of understanding. Whether it be the spirited and intelligent Charulata, the mute anguish caged in Subha’s eyes, manipulative and scheming Sohinee, lonely bride Giribala, or bright and vocal Nirjharni, the translator has been able to bring out varied feelings and experiences of Tagore’s women. This book will help to take Tagore’s women to a larger audience across the globe.”
Contemporary poet and scholar of Indian English literature, Amit Shankar Saha reviews ‘The Broken Home and Other Stories’. Published in the reputed e-zine ‘Reviews’, edited by Varsha Singh.
Poet and scholar Wani Nazir reviews my poetry anthology ‘Let The Night Sing’ in Cafe Dissensus, New York.
“Lopamudra Banerjee’s recent book, Let the Night Sing, a bouquet of her poetic musings, without any hyperbole, belongs to the poetry that opens up even the shriveled and plugged channels of creativity in the reader. Opening the cover page of the book, the reader embarks on an odyssey with a longing that there be no end to it.”
Los Angeles Book Festival 2017: An Intimate Journey
Feature Story: Lopamudra Banerjee, published at South Asia Times, Australia.
‘Thwarted Escape: An Immigrant’s Wayward Journey’ featured in South Asian Times, published from Australia, in their Community <Book Preview section (page 15, along with its cover and blurb).
Dr. Sunil Sharma, renowned author, literary critic and academician reviews 'Thwarted Escape: An Immigrant's Wayward Journey' in Setu mag, published from Pittsburgh, USA.
"Is going abroad immigration or a planned escape?
If a careful escape, then how do you define such a finely-executed escape?
Is it running away from your sordid present and self into a promising future and a new self? An entry into a positive present and self in a new territory?"
….Lopa Banerjee, as subject/object of this powerful female narrative of desire, longing and reality, deftly reveals the contours of such epic journeys undertaken by ordinary folks everywhere in the world; remarkable accounts of survival, hope and disappointment— the problems of migration, nostalgia and adaption to an alien setting that demands assimilation and conformism to the dominant culture."
Lopamudra Banerjee, author of 'Thwarted Escape: An Immigrant's Wayward Journey' speaks to ace editor and scholar A.K. Nanda:
My interview about my debut memoir/nonfiction novel THWARTED ESCAPE, published in Different Truths:
My author interview published at Syahee:
Defiant Dreams: Tales of Everyday Divas:
An Interview With The Editors
THWARTED ESCAPE: An Immigrant’s Wayward Journey by Lopamudra Banerjee – a stirring narrative
Book Review: Lopamudra Banerjee’s ‘Thwarted Escape’
AUTHOR INTERVIEW: Lopamudra Banerjee
She: Durga, Draupadi, Sita And The Every Woman [#BookExcerpt]