Our story for this month is Chinnamasta by AshaPoorna Debi (January 8, 1909 — July 13, 1995). The screen opens when Jayabati, the proud mother of Bimalendu, is preparing to receive her new daughter-in-law Pratibha. The conflict sets in soon. Pratibha, a town-bred girl, utterly dislikes her mother-in-law's tastes. Even she scoffs at her widow's food. Jayabati soon starts disliking her. Bimalendu, for whose attention and favour these two women fight each other, dies in an accident. Pratibha is now forced to observe the same food restrictions imposed upon widows by the society. The author is silent about Pratibha's acceptance of her fate. For Jayabati's reaction, listen to the story.