"A Triptych" presents three intense narratives set in distinctly diverse yet paradoxically convergent worlds, tailing the trajectory of some very unusual bonds: a scavenger, living off the street rejoices in his dark life, covertly watching from his post a desolate painter whose life is no more than a blank canvas. Their lives are connected by common fascination for the unknown, and there are startling secrets waiting to be unmasked. What makes this collection of three novellas a triptych is the intriguing carry over, from one narrative to another, of an intense mystery that not only negotiates unexpected twists, but defies the reader's imagination, each time, with its atypical denouement.
Dipanjan Rai Chaudhuri has two slim volumes of poetry in Bangla to his credit, an influential tract on education, a publicist's diary called Sovereign are the People, along with a number of research papers printed international journals and another such triplet called Triolet . He was also featured in VS Naipaul's India: A Million Mutinies Now for his eventful life experiences.