Saheb Bibi Golam
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The novels tells the story of the sumptuous lifestyle and the decay of a feudal family. It is the story of Pateshwari aka Chhoto Bou, a woman who wants to experience romance, to be a real wife, to invent for herself and live a new kind of conjugality. But the book also tells the story of Calcutta, now Kolkata, and of all the people who lived there.
The novel was adapted into Bengali film, Saheb Bibi Golam (King, Queen, Knave) in 1956, starring Sumitra Devi, Uttam Kumar and Chhabi Biswas. A Hindi version, Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam released in 1962 starring Meena Kumari, Rehman and Guru Dutt among others, went on to become a huge hit.
The title Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam is translated in English as King, Queen and Knave. The literal meaning comes from playing cards.