The men fear moving silhouettes and quietly quivering bushes. Women fear for their men.
Jelepara, the village of widows, stands on the fringe of the Sunderbans, where lives coexist in a hostile labyrinth of silt, mudflats, and freshwater plumes. It is also where tigers come to feast, their dinners violent, methods staccato, screeches sandwiched in silence.
Durgarani is married to Tarap. A new bride, she spends her time waiting. To become a widow.
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