Haunting Hungers: A Study of Bhabani Bhattacharyaâ€™s So Many Hungers!
So Many Hungers! was published in October 1947, soon after India achieved independence. But, it covers the war years with their uncertainties, agonies, cruelties, and frustrations. The fusion of the traditional and modern values is the most conspicuous feature of Bhattacharyaâ€™s writings. As K.R. Chandrasekharan observes, â€œWith his progressive ideas and his vision of a glorious future, he has also great admiration for the spiritual and cultural heritage of the country. Like the great men whom he admired, particularly Tagore and Gandhi, he is also a builder of bridges between the present and past.â€