One of the foremost writers of Bengali fiction today, she is also actively involved in cultural and social work in the areas of human rights and gender issues. Her publication includes about 21 novels, 4 collections of short stories, 4 books of essays, and 4 books of children’s literature. She has edited 2 books on the socio-economic issues for children under the auspices of the UNICEF, and co-edited (with Damayanti Basu Singh) a collection of essays on the emancipation of Bangladeshi women. She likes to travel and has been to many countries. Several of her books are in the syllabus of universities such as Rabindra Bharati University, Jadavpur University, and the University of Assam. Her stories have been translated into English, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Malayalam, Russian and French. Translated novels include Hangor, Nodi, Grenade (English, 1987 and Malayalam, 2001), Neel Mayurer Joubon(English, 1983), Tanaporen (English, 2000 and Urdu 2003).