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Bangladeshi Writer


Shirshendu Mukhopadhyay

Shirshendu Mukhopadhyay (born 2 November 1935) is a famous writer in Bengali language. His stories for younger readers are as famous as those aimed at adults.

Life
Shirshendu Mukhopadhyay was born in Bikrampur ( currently in Munshiganj District), now in Bangladesh. He spent his childhood in Bihar and many places in Bengal and Assam accompanying his father, who worked in the railways. He passed intermediate from the Victoria College, Calcutta before taking a Masters in Bengali from the Calcutta University.
Shirshendu started his career as a school teacher and is now on the staff of the Ananda Bazar Patrika at Kolkata. He is associated with a Bengali magazine called Desh.
Spiritually, Shirshendu is heavily influenced by the hindu sub-sect of Anukul Thakur. Many of his books are dedicated with a salutation 'Ra-Swa'. Ra-Swa stands for Radha Swami (this is a standard salutation for followers of Anukul-Thakur).

Works
His first novel Ghunpoka was published in the annual Puja edition of Desh. His first children's novel was called Manojder Adbhut Baari.
Some of his works include:
" Ghunpoka
" parthibo
" Maanab jamin
" Paarapaar
" Manojader adbhut baari
" Haripurer harek kaanda
" Baangaler america darshan
" Ekaadashi o bhut
" charadik
" Golmal
" akranta
" pherighaat
" madhur janya
" shreshhha galpa
" galpa-samagra (2 volumes)
" ashukher pare
" aadam ibh o andhakaar
" ujaan
" kaagajer bau
" kaapurushh
" gati
" churi
" chokh
" jaal
" durabin
" nilu hajrar hatyaarahasya
" pidimer aalo
" phajal aali esechhe
" phulchor
" bikeler mrityu
" jao pakhi
" laal nil manush
" shyaola
" shiulir gandha
" Shada Beral, Kalo Beral

Works for younger audience
" Manojder adbhut bari
" Pagla saheber kabor
" Bonny
" Patashgarer jangale
" Boxer ratan
" Gourer kabach
" Patalghar
" Haripurer harek kando
" Nabiganjer daitya
" Hirer angti
" Gajananer Kouto
" Nababganjer Agantuk
" Kunjapukurer Kando
" Nrisingha Rahasya
" Raghab Babur Bari
" Hetam-Garh er Guptodhon
" Bhuture Ghori
" Jhiler Dhare Bari
" Solo Nombor Fatik Ghosh
" Dakater Vaipo
" Mohun Ray er Bansi
" Dudh Sayorer Dwip
" Golmal
" Sonar Medel
" Chhayamoy
" Chakropurer Chakkore
" Ghorpanche Prangobindo
" Bipin Babur Bipod
" Jhikorgachhay Jhonjhat
" Harano kakatua
" Sadhu Babar Lathi
" Aghorganger ghoralo byapar

Comics from his stories
Bipinbabur Bipad has generated a comics. Artwork by Swapn Debnath actually have the real essence of the original story in the comics. The 48-page comics was published in monthly issues of Anandamela (Sept 2006 to Dec 2006).
Another story Nababganjer Agantuk, is now in the process of becoming an interesting action comics by Visual Literature Entertainment, a group of new generation comics creators.

Thrillers
Shirshendu Mukhopadhyay showed equal talent in writing thrillers like Shada Beral, Kalo Beral, and even started a series with detective Shabar Dasgupta in the lead. But somehow this series did not click among his readers, so he discontinued writing this series.

Awards
" Vidyasagar Award (1985) - for his contributions to the children's literature
" Ananda Purashkar (1973 and 1990)
" Sahitya Akademi award (1988)-for his novel Manabjamin.


Ref: http://en.wikipedia.org/

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