The book includes stories written famous personalities like his own grandfather Upendrakishore Ray Chowdhury, Premchand and Rabindranath Tagore. The book opens with with a powerful story Devi, which showcases the blind faith people had during those days of reincarnated gods. There is one about a working wife who earns and travels more than her husband and how her in-laws speak ill about her despite her struggles to manage both work and home. Another one about two ex-lovers with their feelings for each other still fresh, who meet by chance years after the girl is forcefully married off to someone else. Another small but heart touching one called the Postmaster.
What I really appreciate about the stories is that they were so forward thinking even in those days and they dared to question the blind faith and the traditions followed by the society. The stories are really great for a light read and a great follow up thing to do would be watching all the movies which were later created by Satyajit Ray.