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A Mirrored Life: The Rumi Novel

  • Author: Rabisankar Bal
  • Translated By: Arunava Sinha
  • ISBN: 9788184006155
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Limited
  • Publication Date: January 15, 2015
  • Format: Paperback – 240 Pages
  • Language: English


A Mirrored Life reaffirms the magical powers of storytelling, making us find Rumi in each of our hearts.

On his way from Tangiers to China, the medieval Moorish traveler Ibn Battuta arrives in Konya, Turkey where the legendary dervish Rumi had lived, danced and died. More than half a century may have passed since his death, but his poetry remains alive, inscribed in every stone and tree and pathway.

Rumi’s followers entrust Ibn Battuta with a manuscript of his life stories to spread word of the mystic on his travels. As Battuta reads and recites these tales, his listeners discover their own lives reflected in these stories—fate has bound them, and perhaps you, to Rumi.

Author Biography

Rabisankar Bal is a Bangla novelist and short-story writer, with over fi fteen novels, fi ve short-story collections, one volume of poetry and one volume of literary essays. Born in 1962, he has been writing for thirty years. His novel The Biography of Midnight won the West Bengal government’s Sutapa Roychowdhury Memorial Prize. Dozakhnama, acknowledged by the late doyen of Bengali literature, Sunil Gangopadhyay, as the fi nest novel of 2010, won the West Bengal government’s Bankimchandra Smriti Puraskar. He has edited a collection of Saadat Hasan Manto’s writings translated into Bangla. A journalist by profession, he lives in Kolkata and passionately follows literature, music, painting, and world cinema.

Arunava Sinha translates classic, modern and contemporary Bengali fiction and non-fiction into English. Twenty-eight of his translated works have been published so far. Born and brought up in Calcutta, he lives and works in Delhi.

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