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Atin Bandyopadhyay, 1934-


Image of Atin Bandyopadhyay, 1934- (photo credit: Bikas Das)

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  1. Pancasati galpa.
    1. samskarana. Kalakata : Ananda Pabalisarsa, 1999.
    (LCCN: 99933969)
  2. Nilakantha pakhira khonje.
    3. akhanda samskarana.
    Kalakata : Karuna Prakasani, 2000.
    (LCCN: 70923288, LC has different edition)
    • "Nilakantha pakhira khonje"
      MP3 excerpt: pp. 71-77

The highly respected writer of modern Bengali literature, Atin Bandyopadhyay was born on March 1, 1934 in Rainadi, Hizadi, Dhaka District, in present day Bangladesh. His vivid description of events and subtle analysis of situations and characters give many of his novels and short stories a documentary quality. As with much of his writing, his magnum opus Nilakantha pakhira khonje draws from Bandyopadhyaya's own experiences. It is considered to be the most poignant story portraying the lives and times of the Hindus and the Muslims during the rioting and violence that followed the partition of Bengal in 1947. The hopes, aspirations, disillusionment, and pangs of separation from one's own homeland have been narrated with deep sensibility. His vivid description of the Bengal rural life is as picturesque as a photo album.

In addition to his journalism and fiction for adults, he has written fiction for children. He is the recipient of many awards including Bibhuti Bhushan Award, 1990; Tarasankar Award, 1991; and Matilal Award, 1983.

The Library of Congress has fifty-nine titles by him.

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