Bardidi was one of the very first few stories written whilst the author lived in Khanjanpur village. Published in
the Bharati much later in [B] 1314 when he was in Rangoon. It was the first printed story without
his consent - courtesy of novelist Sourindra Mohan Mukherjee. In the earlier installments, the
writer's name was withheld. It was such an example of powerful literary skills that most readers assumed it was Tagore's. Even
Tagore was so impressed that he was reported as saying that such skillfull novelist should be brought back to Calcutta. Bardidi was
translated into Gujarati as Mahati Bahen in 1937 by Ravikanta Bhatta.