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A Life Long Ago


A Life Long Ago
Book by Sunanda Sikdar
Translated by Anchita Ghatak
Penguin Books, 2012
A stirring memoir that opens the floodgates of one woman’s memories of a land, and a life, previously forgotten. In the 1950s, ten-year-old Dayamoyee watches with bewilderment and curiosity as her whole world changes before her eyes. The people she knows and loves start to pack their belongings and move away. India has been partitioned, and her village of Dighpait has now become part of a new country, (East) Pakistan.



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