[ Epub ] ➞ Classic Sunil Gangopadhyay Author Sunil Gangopadhyay – Writerscompany.co.uk

This Special Omnibus Edition Brings Together The Three Great Historical Novels Sunil Gangopadhyay Wrote The Bengal Renaissance Forms The Backdrop To The Sahitya Akademi Award Winning Those Days, In Which A Feudal Aristocracy Awakens To Its Social Obligations In Its Sequel First Light, A Turn Of The Century Bengal, Led By Rabindranath Tagore And Swami Vivekananda, Awakens To A New, Modern Sensibility And In The Lonely Emperor, The Story Of India S Greatest Professional Stage Actor Sisir Bhaduri, The Past Gives Way To The Present As The Country Gains Independence Those Days Sei Somoy , First Light Prothom Alo , The Lonely Emperor Nisshongo Samrat Translated By Aruna Chakravarti And Sreejata Guha Classic Sunil Gangopadhyay


About the Author: Sunil Gangopadhyay

Sunil Gangopadhyay Bengali was a famous Indian poet and novelist Born in Faridpur, Bangladesh, Gangopadhyay obtained his Master s degree in Bengali from the University of Calcutta, In 1953 he started a Bengali poetry magazine Krittibas Later he wrote for many different publications.Ganguly created the Bengali fictional character Kakababu and wrote a series of novels on this character which became significant in Indian children s literature He received Sahitya Academy award in 1985 for his novel Those DaysGangopadhyay used the pen names Nil Lohit, Sanatan Pathak, and Nil Upadhyay.Works Author of well over 200 books, Sunil was a prolific writer who has excelled in different genres but declares poetry to be his first love His Nikhilesh and Neera series of poems some of which have been translated as For You, Neera and Murmur in the Woods have been extremely popular.As in poetry, Sunil was known for his unique style in prose His first novel was Atmaprakash and it was also the first writing from a new comer in literature published in the prestigious magazine Desh 1965.The novel had inspiration from On the road by Jack Kerouac His historical fiction Sei Somoy translated into English by Aruna Chakravorty as Those Days received the Indian Sahitya Academy award in 1985 Shei Somoy continues to be a best sellerthan two decade after its first publication The same is true for Prothom Alo , also translated recently by Aruna Chakravorty as First Light , another best selling historical fiction and Purbo Paschim , translated as East West a raw depiction of the partition and its aftermath seen through the eyes of three generations of Bengalis in West Bengal, Bangladesh and elsewhere He is also the winner of the Bankim Puraskar 1982 , and the Ananda Puraskar twice, in 1972 and 1989.Sunil wrote in many other genres including travelogues, children s fiction, short stories, features, and essays Though he wrote all types of children s fiction, one character created by him that stands out above the rest, was Kakababu, the crippled adventurer, accompanied by his Teenager nephew Santu, and his friend Jojo Since 1974, Sunil Gangopadhyay wrote over 35 novels of this wildly popular series.Death Sunil Gangopadhyay died at 2 05 AM on 23 October 2012 at his South Kolkata residence, following a heart attack He was suffering from prostate cancer for some time and went to Mumbai for treatment Gangopadhyay s body was cremated on 25 October at Keoratola crematorium, Kolkata.Awards Honours He was honored with Ananda Award 1972, 1979 and Sahitya Academy Award 1984.



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