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Krishnagopal Mallick’s writing finds a new lease of life in translation

Cyril Ghosh

New Delhi,ISSUE DATE: Jul 10, 2023 | UPDATED: Jun 30, 2023 19:43 IST

Entering the Maze: Queer fiction of Krishnagopal Mallick, translated from Bengali by Niladri R. Chatterjee | Niyogi Books | Rs 350; 176 pages

Entering the Maze: Queer fiction of Krishnagopal Mallick, translated from Bengali by Niladri R. Chatterjee | Niyogi Books | Rs 350; 176 pages

Until now, the world has known little about Krishnagopal Mallick (1936-2003). But a recent collection of his Bengali queer writing, translated by Niladri R. Chatterjee, Entering the Maze: Queer Fiction of Krishnagopal Mallick, excavates Mallick from what Chatterjee calls the “dust of homophobic neglect”.

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