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Sanjeev Chattopadhyay, 1936-


Image of Sanjeev Chattopadhyay, 1936- (photo credit: Bikas Das)

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  1. Svetapatharera tebila.
    2. paribardhita samskarana. Kalakata : Ananda Pabalisarsa, 1998.
    (LCCN: 78901296)
    • "Svetapatharera tebila"
      MP3 excerpt: pp. 11-24
  2. Sanjiba Cattopadhyayera bachai galpa.
    Kalikata : Mandala Buka Hausa, 1997. (LCCN: 2001291961)
  3. Rakhisa ma rasebase.
    1. samskarana. Kalakata : Ananda Pabalisarsa, 1995 printing.
    (LCCN: 88902243)
  4. Paramapadakamale.
    1. samskarana. Kalikata : Udvodhana Karyalaya, 2000.
    (LCCN: 2001291958)

Sanjeev Chattopadhyay was born on February 28, 1936 in Calcutta. He is best known and read for his witty and humorous fiction. During the 1970s and 1980s, he was the most widely read Bengali author. His style is easily recognized by his use of short satirical sentences mixed with frequent English words and very lively language.

The plots of his fiction, set amidst Calcutta families, endeared him to the readers. Within the confines of these homes, he challenges the moral values of the fast-changing Calcutta middle class. Chattopadhyay frequently uses old men as his protagonists. These aged characters create the spiritual and philosophical edge found in his memorable novels Lotakambala and Shakha Prasakha. His most famous novella Svetapatharera tebila is an example of his characteristic style of story-telling which mixes tension, dilemma, curiosity, pity, humor, and satire. He has written fiction for children and continues to write for magazines and newspapers.

Chattopadhyay is the recipient of many awards including the Ananda Puraskar, 1981. The Library of Congress has forty three titles by him.

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