Floating Towel and a Dozen Short Stories

An accident in a swimming pool, a Town that holds a celebration of human speech, a date with the heroes and villains of human history far up in the heaven, a nerve-wracking examination hall, en, the land of Sun-worshippers and Moon-landers, a hopeful job-interview, the pursuit of happiness ,an encounter with God’s own accountant. Life-changing words flowing away from the lost pages. More

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About Gautam Maitra

The author was born one and a half-decade after colonial Britishers left South Asia leaving behind a diverse society in great turmoil and a once-prosperous global-prided economy in tatters. He grew up in a large middle-class Bengali joint- family at Kolkata whose ancestral routes would take readers to a village in Phoridpur and Lahiri Jamindari in Pabna(now both in Bangladesh), and to the town of Berhampore in Murshidabad (India) - not far off from where the Nawab of Bengal once ruled Bangla . Graduated from St.Xavier’s College at Kolkata, later qualified from premier finance institute of CA and Cost and later served various organisations in various capacities including as auditor. Since teenage days has written innumerable short stories, essays and poems in English and Bengali and a few of them were published in various online and offline mags like Muse India, Pubali, Jellybean Junction et Cetra. The author’s maiden short story collection s titled “Floating Towel” has already been published and acclaimed by readers. Two more books " Fish(y) Fish and a Dozen Short Stories" and "Mirror of Time - an Anthology of poems" will reach the readers soon.

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