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Narayan Gangopadhyay ( ) (1918-1970),(also known as Narayan Ganguly was a renowned South Asian author. He was born in Dinajpur in undivided Bengalmarker, in what is now Bangladeshmarker.

Life

His district was Barisalmarker. His father, Pramathnath, was a police officer. Because his father would be transferred often, he studied in Dinajpur, Faridpur, Barisalmarker and Kolkatamarker. He received his bachelor's degree in arts from Brojomohun College of Barisalmarker; famous poet Jibananda Das was his teacher there. He was placed first in the first class in Bangla Literature from the University of Calcutta. Later he taught at two colleges in West Bengalmarker and later was a teacher of the University of Calcutta. He received his a doctorate from that university for a thesis on 'Short Stories in Literature'. He experimented extensively in writing short stories many of which were published in Shonibaarer chithi, a literary magazine of some repute in Kolkata, at the time. He also wrote for the reputed literary magazine Desh under the pen name Sunanda. Among his most endearing creations were the Tenida stories that have become a much-loved addition to Bengali children's literature. He died in 1970 in Kolkatamarker, Indiamarker.

Works

Narayan Gangopadhyay's first story was published in 'Bichitra'. He was a romantic writer. His literary works are included in the curriculum of school level, secondary, higher secondary and graduation level Bengali Literature in Bangladeshmarker.

Novels

  • Uponibesh-1
  • Uponibesh-2
  • Uponibesh-3
  • Somrat O Sreshthi
  • Mantramukhar
  • Mohananda
  • Swarnaseeta
  • Trophy
  • Lalmati
  • Krishnapakkha
  • Bidushok
  • Boitalik
  • Shilalipi
  • Oshidhara
  • Vatiali
  • Podoshonchar
  • Amabossar Gan


Story Collections

  • Golposongroho
  • Saper Mathay Moni
  • Sreshto Golpo
  • Swanirbachito Golpo


Dramas

  • Rammohon
  • Varate Chai
  • Agontuk


Satire

  • Sundar Journal


Essays

  • Sahitye Chotogolpo
  • Bangla Golpo Bichitra
  • Chotogolper Shimarekha
  • Kothakobid Rabindranath


References

  • Golpo Songroho (Collected Stories), the national text book of B.A. (pass and subsidiary) course of Bangladeshmarker, published by University of Dhakamarker in 1979 (reprint in 1986).
  • Bangla Sahitya (Bengali Literature), the national text book of intermediate (college) level of Bangladeshmarker published in 1996 by all educational boards.



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