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Shirshendu Mukhopadhyay was born in 1935 in present-day Bangladesh. He earned a master’s degree from Calcutta University and worked for some time as a schoolteacher before becoming a journalist and author. The Aunt Who Wouldn’t Die is a much-loved contemporary classic in Bengali, and it was adapted into the film Goynar Baksho in 2013. The first English translation was published in India in 2017.