Why is ‘Titash Ekti Nadir Naam' considered a special novel?


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‘Titash Ekti Nadir Naam’ is written by Advaita Malla Burman.
In many ways this book is special. This novel depicts the life of the Mallas, a community of the fishermen, who live off fishing in a river called ‘Titash.’
The novel is about three generations of the Mallas, about the recurring tragedies and the story of Ananta, a child born of parents, who were tragically separated aftertheir wedding night. The novel depicts the life of the fishermen’s community in great detail. It showed that the life of the community and the life of the river were closely tied. Their end comes when the river dries up.
This novel is also special because the author himself is from the low caste fishermen’s malla community, and the depiction is from his first hand experience.