Restless waters of Ichhamati is the story of rural Bengal during Company rule based around Mollahati Indigo plantation. The book explores various broad aspects of life in this region, including British rule, Casteism, Zamindari system, rural life, mental makeup of rural India, religious beliefs along with some finer emotions as well like the enigma around relationships, relationships between husband and wife, father and daughter etc.
Almost every Indian, particularly Hindu, is well-versed with Ramayana, the epic mythology involving Lord Rama, most popular of the Vishnu avatars, his consort Lady Sita and brother Laxman. Though, Ravana Leela has its roots within the epic Ramayana, this book tells the tale in a very different and refreshing way.
There is hardly anyone who isn’t familiar with Ramayana. There have been several TV series directly or indirectly based upon the same epic storyline, and as a book too this isn’t the first effort (of course the Valmiki’s Ramayana and Tulsidas’ Ramcharit manasa were the original ones).