Perennially dependent on the river for fish, the lives of the fishermen community form the focal point of this river centric novel. The novel revolves around Kuber, a poor fisherman. Sole breadwinner of his family, he resides, with other members of the fishermen community on the fringes of Ketupur where he lives with his wife, daughter and two sons. In his daily quest for survival he befriends a local businessman Hossain Miya, a small businessman suspected of human trafficking and other clandestine activities. It is to this char that Hossain Miya takes settlers from different parts of the region to build up a settlement.
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It is apparent that Hossian Miya has a flourishing business there, because he has recently purchased a huge boat because of expanding business. He would be fishing, except that the fish he usually catches have been driven away by a big storm.
When Kuber returns to his home and a variety of unfortunate events make it in his best interest to leave, he knows just where to go. Rasu and Aminuddin say that Moynadeep is infested with lions and tigers, and there is forest all around.
Rasu has fled from Moynadeep deserting his wife and children there. Aminuddin, too, refuses to go back to Moynadeep again. Kuber has a wife and daughter and was recently blessed with a child. His wife is beset with a leg deformity, and his daughter is grown up and engaged to a local man.
On return, he brings along his sister-in-law Kapila with a ton of small kids. Kapila was married but is now estranged from her husband. A sneaky amorous relationship develops between Kubir and Kapila.
Staying with a deformed wife and coupled with amorous gestures from his alluring sister-in-law Kubir succumbs to her wishes of passion play.
Padma Nadir Majhi
Plot[ edit ] Hossian Miya Utpal Dutta is a Bengali Muslim trader who offers his community an idealistic vision: He wants to establish a little utopia on an island Moynadeep in the Padma delta and offer them a better life there. It is apparent that Hossian Miya has a flourishing business there, because he has recently purchased a huge boat because of expanding business. He would be fishing, except that the fish he usually catches have been driven away by a big storm. In the process of getting the cargo, he gets to see what the colony is like and, even though he is fully aware of the gripes of a former colony member and the limitations of it, comes to share some of the utopian vision. When Kuber returns to his home and a variety of unfortunate events make it in his best interest to leave, he knows just where to go. However, people who return from Moynadeep after working there has a different tale to narrate.
Padma Nodir Majhi by Manik Bandopadhyay - Bangla Books PDF