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Sandipan Chattopadhyay

সন্দীপন চট্টোপাধ্যায়


Sandipan Chattopadhyay was a prolific writer of Bengal in the twentieth century. He was born in October, 1933 in Howrah of the then British India. He was actively involved with the Hungryalism movement of Bengali literature along with other eminent writers during the decades of seventy’s. An alumni of the University of Calcutta, Chattopadhyay used to oppose the establishment strongly and he was a staunch proponent of creative liberty. His first literary work was ‘Kritadash Kritadashi’, a collection of short stories, which was published in 1961. His second work was also a book of short stories, named ‘Shamabeto Protiddwandi o Anyanyo’. He himself published three of his works, namely ‘25she Boishakher Shurjo’, ‘Biplab O Rajmohan’ and ‘Shomen Paliter Boibahik’. Gradually his writings started drawing the attention of other contemporary writers like Shankha Ghosh, Shakti Chattopadhyay, Shyamal Gangopadhyay etc. and his writing expertise became the topic of discussion among these eminent writers. Chattopadhyay infused the contemporary European mindset in his writing and hence his writings were considered to be the strong adversary of the foreign literature at that time. This can be found from his novel ‘Hiroshima, My Love’, which was published in 1989. He had also worked in the popular daily esteemed ‘Ajkal’ since its inception and exhibited his outstanding writing skill as an editor. His famous novels are ‘Ekhon Amar Kono Ashukh Nei (1977)’, ‘Aami Arab Gurrela Der Samarthan Kori (1985)’, ‘Jungleer Dinratri (1988)’, ‘Rubi Kokhon Asbe (1993)’, ‘Kolkatar Dinratri (1996)’, ‘Bharatbarsha (1999)’, ‘Aami O Banabihari (2000)’ and many others. Chattopadhyay has been accolade with ‘Bankim Puraskar’ in 1995 and ‘Sahitya Akademi Award’ in 2002. He left for his heavenly abode in December 2005 after suffering from respiratory sickness.

Books

অস্তিত্ব, অতিথি তুমি (উপন্যাস)

হিরোসিমা, মাই লাভ (উপন্যাস)