It was a bright moonlit night in winter – the fog had not descended as yet. The darkness in the bamboo grove was not quite so deep. In that half-light, half-darkness, the young teacher had seen the half-naked dead body of the young woman. It took him some time to understand what had happened. . . But when did the young teacher see the dead body first? One hour, two hours – maybe about three hours had gone by. He only remembered that he had come out of the bamboo grove. It was a very bright moonlit night – the light almost dazzled the eyes. He had not started running then. Right in front of the bamboo grove he saw him in full moonlight (13).
Thus begins the opening of Syed Waliullah’s Chander Amabasya [literally, the last night of the dark lunar fortnight] (1964) as translated by
Citation: Zaman, Niaz. "Chander Amabasya". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 02 March 2022 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/sworks.php?rec=true&UID=39289, accessed 11 December 2023.]