Akhtaruzzaman Elias ( Bangla: আখতারুজ্জামান ইলিয়াস) was a notable Bangladeshi author. Though he wrote only two novels (see Works section), it has been enough for him to be considered by many critics among the pantheon of great Bengali novelists. Khowabnama depicts the pre-partition rural socio-political scenario in Bangladesh while Chilekothar Sepai is a phsychological journey of a man through the turbulent times of people's uprising in the then East Pakistan during 1969. This latter novel also contains what is arguably the most authentic description of life in Puran Dhaka, the old and distinctive part of Dhaka. ...more on Wikipedia about "Akhtaruzzaman Ilias"
Bankim Chandra Chatterjee ( 1838- 1894, Bangla: বঙ্কিম চন্দ্র চট্টোপাধ্যায়) ('Chattopadhyay' in the original Bengali; 'Chatterjee' as spelt by the British) was an Indian poet and author, most famous as the composer of Vande Mataram, the national song of India. ...more on Wikipedia about "Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay"
Bibhutibhushan Bandopadhyay was an Bengali novelist and writer. He is most well known for the epic Pather Panchali (The story of the road), made into the memorable film trilogy by Satyajit Ray. ...more on Wikipedia about "Bibhutibhushan Bandopadhyay"
Binoy Majumdar (born 1933, Calcutta, India), a brilliant and controversial Bengali poet of the mid-twentieth century, received the prestigious Sahitya Academy Award in 2005, amidst senility, ill-health, and years of social reclusion. A Mechanical Engineering graduate from Bengal Engineering College, Calcutta, Binoy turned to Poetry later in life. Mathematics was Binoy's passion from his early youth. He completed 'Intermediate' (pre-University) from Presidency College, Calcutta. When Binoy took to writing, systematic observation and scientific enquiry of objects found a place, quite naturally, in his Poetry. Binoy Majumdar's most famous piece of work is Phire esho, Chaka (Come back, O Wheel, 1960), which was written in the format of a diary. The book is dedicated to Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, a fellow-Calcuttan and contemporary of Majumdar. The book opens with the lines: ...more on Wikipedia about "Binoy Majumdar"
Humayun Ahmed ( Bangla:হুমায়ুন আহমেদ) is one of the most popular novelists and dramatists in Bangladesh. His stories and novels involve lives of the middle-class people. He has recently emerged as a successful filmmaker. ...more on Wikipedia about "Humayun Ahmed"
Humayun Azad ( Bangla: হুমায়ুন আজাদ) (Rari Khal, Bangladesh, 28 April, 1947 - Munich, Germany, 11 August, 2004) was a prolific Bangladeshi author and scholar. He wrote more than 70 books including 10 novels, 7 collections of poetry, 7 books of comparative literature and 2 books for children. Azad received the prestigious Bangla Academy Award (1996) and the Shishu Academy Award for his contributions in both adult and children literature. ...more on Wikipedia about "Humayun Azad"
Humayun Kabir ( Bangla: হুমায়ুন কবির) ( 1906- 1969) was an Indian educationist, politician, writer, philosopher. Kabir was born in Faridpur, currently in Bangladesh. He was the education minister of India twice, under Nehru and also after Nehru's death. He also worked as the minister for Scientific Research and Cultural Affairs. ...more on Wikipedia about "Humayun Kabir"
Kazi Nazrul Islam ( Bangla: কাজী নজরুল ইসলাম) (b. 1899, d. 1976) was a Bengali poet. He is the national poet of Bangladesh, and is widely read and respected in West Bengal, India as well. He is widely known in Bengal as Vidrohi Kobi, the rebel poet. ...more on Wikipedia about "Kazi Nazrul Islam"
Shankar ,real name Mani Shankar Mukherjee is very popular writer in Bengali language. ...more on Wikipedia about "Mani Shankar Mukherjee"
Manik Bandopadhay ( Bangla: মানিক বন্দোপাধ্যায়) (1908-1956) is one of the most influential novelists in Bangla literature. His important works include Padma Nadir Majhi (The Boatman of River Padma) and Putul Nacher Itikotha (A History of Puppet Dance) and numerous short stories. ...more on Wikipedia about "Manik Bandopadhyay"
Michael Madhusudan Dutt (Datta), ( Bangla: মাইকেল মধুসূদন দত্ত) ( 1824- 1873) is a famous 19th century Bengali poet and dramatist. He was born in the village Sagardari, Jessore District, Bengal (now in Bangladesh). He was an important pioneer in dramatic writing. He wrote Meghnadh-bodh Kabbo ( Bangla: মেঘনাদবধ কাব্য), a grand heroic-tragic epic in nine cantos which is quite unique in the body of Bengali literature. He also wrote poems about the sorrows and hurts of love spoken by women. ...more on Wikipedia about "Michael Madhusudan Dutt"
Mir Mosharraf Hossain ( Bangla: মীর মোশাররফ হোসেন) ( 1847- 1912) novelist, playwright and essayist in 19th century Bengal. He was born in Kushtia, now in Bangladesh. He is perhaps most famous for his novel Bishad Sindhu (Ocean of Sorrow), depicting the tale of Martyrdom of Hossain or Husayn bin Ali in Karbala. He was one of the first muslim writers to emerge from colonial British India. Mir Mosharraf Hossain was secular and promoted peace between Hindus and Muslims. His other works include Jamindar Darpan (Refelections on Zamindars), a novel on the plight of common people under the zamindars (landlords installed by the British coloniar rulers) and their struggle against them. ...more on Wikipedia about "Mir Mosharraf Hossain"
Nilima Ibrahim ( Bangla: নীলিমা ইব্রাহীম) (1921-2002) was a Bangladeshi educationist, literateur and social worker. She is well known for her outstanding scholarship on Bangla literature but even more so for her depiction of raped and tortured women in the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War in her book Ami Virangona Bolchhi (I, the heroine, speak). ...more on Wikipedia about "Nilima Ibrahim"
Nirad C. Chaudhuri ( Bangla: নীরদ চন্দ্র চৌধুরী) ( 23 November 1897 – 1 August 1999) was born in Kishoreganj, then in the Mymensingh district of East Bengal (now in Bangladesh). ...more on Wikipedia about "Nirad C. Chaudhuri"
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Rabindranath Tagore ( IPA: or ; Bangla: রবীন্দ্রনাথ ঠাকুর, transliteration: Robindronath Ţhakur; May 7, 1861 – August 7, 1941) was a Bengali poet, Brahmo (reformed Hindu) philosopher, artist, dramatist, musician, novelist, and songwriter who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1913, becoming the first Asian Nobel laureate. ...more on Wikipedia about "Rabindranath Tagore"
Rajsekhar Basu ( Bangla: রাজশেখর বসু), or Parashuram (পরশুরাম) ( March 16, 1880 - April 27, 1960) was a Bengali writer known more for his comic and satirical stories. He was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 1956. He was a chemist by profession. ...more on Wikipedia about "Rajsekhar Bose"
(Samaresh Majumdar) Famous Bengali writer. ...more on Wikipedia about "Samaresh Majumdar"
Satyajit Ray ( Bangla:সত্যজিত্ রায়) ( May 2 1921 - April 23 1992) was an Academy Award winning Indian film director whose films are perhaps the greatest testament to Bengali and Indian cinema. He is mostly known for his Apu trilogy - the films Pather Panchali (Song of the Road), Aparajito (The Unconquered), and Apur Sansar ( The World of Apu). - but has a large collection of works that are widely acclaimed. ...more on Wikipedia about "Satyajit Ray"
Sharadindu Bandyopadhyay has been a well known literary figure of Bengal. He has also been actively involved with Bengali cinema as well as Hollywood. One of his immortal creations is the fictional detective Byomkesh Bakshi. Later he shifted to Pune. ...more on Wikipedia about "Sharadindu Bandyopadhyay"
Sharat Chandra Chattopadhyay, also known as Sharat Chandra Chatterjee ( 15 September, 1876 - 16 January, 1938) was a popular Bengali novelist of early 20th century India. He was born at Devanandapur, Hooghly, India and received his education in the city of Bhagalpur. His work represented rural Bengali society and he often wrote against social superstitions, malpractice and oppression. ...more on Wikipedia about "Sharat Chandra Chattopadhyay"
Shirshendu Mukhopadhyay (born:2nd November, 1935) is a famous writer in Bengali language.His fictions aimed at younger readers are as famous the ones for the grown ups. ...more on Wikipedia about "Shirshendu Mukhopadhyay"
Subhas Mukhopadhyay ( Bangla: সুভাষ মুখোপাধ্যায়) ( February 12, 1919 - July 8, 2003) was one of the foremost Bengali poets of the 20th century. ...more on Wikipedia about "Subhas Mukhopadhyay"
Sukumar Ray ( Bangla:সুকুমার রায়) (1887-1923) was a Bengali nonsense poet, story writer and playwrite. He is often compared to Lewis Caroll. His works such as the collection of poems "Aboltabol" ("Gibberish"), novella "HaJaBaRaLa", short story collection "Pagla Dashu" ("Crazy Dashu") and play "Chalachittachanchari" are considered nonsense masterpieces of the stature of Alice in Wonderland and some of the greatest treasures of Bangla liturature. More than 80 years after his death, Ray remains one of the most popular of children's writers in both West Bengal and Bangladesh. Sukumar Ray was the son of famous children's story writer Upendrakishore Ray (Ray Chowdhury) and the father of legendary Indian filmmaker Satyajit Ray. ...more on Wikipedia about "Sukumar Ray"
Sunil Gangopadhyay ( Bangla: সুনীল গঙ্গোপাধ্যায়) was born on 7 September, 1934 at the Faridpur District in what is now Bangladesh. Sunil got his Master's degree in Economics from the Calcutta University in 1954. He is currently associated with the Ananda Bazar group, a major publishing house in Kolkata. ...more on Wikipedia about "Sunil Gangopadhyay"
Syed Waliullah (সৈয়দ ওয়ালিউল্লাহ) ( 1922- 1971) was a Bangladeshi novelist, short-story writer and playwright. He is most well known in Bangla literature for his first novel, Lalsalu (translated as "Tree Without Roots", though it literally means "Red cloth"). ...more on Wikipedia about "Syed Waliullah"
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