Buddhadeva Bose (1908-1974) was a major Bengali writer of the twentieth century. He was a central figure in the Bengal modernist movement and wrote numerous novels, short story collections, plays, essays and books of verse. He was also an acclaimed translator and translated Baudelaire, Hoelderlin, and Rilke into Bengali. He was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 1970. My Kind of Girl, originally entitled Moner Mato Meye, was written in 1951.
Is the memory of happiness that has passed, sad or happy?
Four middle aged men sit together in a railway station, waiting for dawn to break. To pass their time, each tells a story of a woman they loved secretly in their youth‰Û?
Romantic, elegant, suffused with melancholy, My Kind of Girl is a classic love story from one of Bengal‰۪s great writers.