Buddhadeb Guha is a popular Bengali fiction writer. He studied at the well-known St Xavier’s College of the University of Calcutta. His novels and short stories are characterized by their dreamy abstractness and romantic appeal. His essays reveal the soul of a true wanderer providing some of the most beautiful renditions of travel in Bengal. His love for forests and nature provide the background for many of his novels. The fluidity of description, the dexterity of characterizations and the authority with which a wide variety of references is incorporated into the texture of the narrative make Madhukari one of the most skilfully and powerfully written novels of modern Bengali literature.