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Sandipan Chattopadhyay

Sandipan Chattopadhyay
Born (1933-10-25)25 October 1933
Howrah, West Bengal, India

12 December 2005(2005-12-12) (aged 72#REDIRECT

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    }}: সন্দীপন চট্টোপাধ্যায় Sandipan Chôţţopaddhae) (25 October 1933 – 12 December 2005) was an Indian Bengali writer. In 1961 he wrote the book "Kritadas Kritadasi" it changed the landscape of Bengali fiction and created a niche for himself. A staunch anti-establishment image and supporter of creative freedom, he always refused to be a part of any big publishing house.

    He was one of the pioneers of the Hungryalism Movement হাংরি আন্দোলন, also known as the Hungry generation, during 1961–65, though he, along with Binoy Majumdar, Shakti Chattopadhyay left the movement because of literary differences with Malay Roy Choudhury, Subimal Basak, Tridib Mitra and Samir Roychoudhury.

    He was awarded the Sahitya Academy award for his book Ami O Banabihari. He died after a prolonged respiratory ailments in December 2005.

    Some of his famous writings are Cholerar Dingulite Prem(Lit: Love in the Time of Cholera), Shaper Chocker Bhitor Diye(short story), Kukur Samparke Duto Ekta Katha Ja Ami Jani, Seishab Dinratri(short story), Hiroshima, My Love, Astitva Atithi Tumi' and Esho Nipabane.


    • Personal life 1
    • Career in Newspaper 2
    • List of Works 3
      • Novels 3.1
      • Short Story Collections 3.2
    • Awards and honours 4
      • Awards 4.1
    • See also 5
    • External links 6

    Personal life

    He is seventh children of Upendranath Chattopadhyay and Narayani Chattopadhyay. Married Rina Chattopadhyay on 10 Feb 1965. Their only child Trina Chattopadhyay was born on 1966.

    Career in Newspaper

    Sandipan Chattopadhyay was working as an editorial assistant with Aajkaal daily from its inception in 1981. There, he pioneered publishing images with letter to editors. He continued his association with Aajkaal until his death. He published a number of fictions for this papers Sarod (Annual) edition, which later became best-selling novels.

    List of Works


    Name of Book Year Published
    Ekak Pradarshani (একক প্রদর্শনী) 1971
    Ekhon Amar Kono Asukh Nei (এখন আমার কোনো অসুখ নেই) 1977
    Aami Arab Gurrela Der Samarthan Kori (আমি আরব গেরিলাদের সমর্থন করি) 1985
    Jungleer Dinratri (জঙ্গলের দিনরাত্রি) 1988
    Hiroshima, My Love (হিরোসিমা মাই লাভ) 1989
    Astitva Atithi Tumi (অস্তিত্ব, অতিথি তুমি) 1990
    Kukur Samparke Duto Ekta Katha Ja Ami Jani (কুকুর সম্পর্কে দুটো একটা কথা যা আমি জানি) 1991
    Cholerar Dingulite Prem (কলেরার দিনগুলিতে প্রেম) 1992
    Rikter Jatrai Jago (রিক্তের যাত্রায় জাগো) 1993
    Rubi Kakhan Asbe (রুবি কখন আসবে) 1993
    Ekhon Jibon Anek Satej Sasthye Bhara (এখন জীবন অনেক সতেজ স্বাস্থ্যে ভরা) 1994
    Eso Nipabane (এসো, নীপবনে) 1995
    Kolkatar Dinratri (কলকাতার দিনরাত্রি) 1996
    Kolkata, Tumi Kar? (কলকাতা, তুমি কার) 1997
    Kollage (কোলাজ) 1998
    Bharatbarsha (ভারতবর্ষ) 1999
    Aami O Banabihari (আমি ও বনবিহারী) 2000
    Jakhan Sabai Chilo Garbhobati (যখন সবাই ছিল গর্ভবতী) 2001
    Double Bed e Eka (ডাবল বেডে একা) 2001
    Swarger Nirjon Upakule (স্বর্গের নির্জন উপকূলে) 2003
    Nisiddho Swapner Diary (নিষিদ্ধ স্বপ্নের ডায়েরী) 2003
    Dhangsher Madhya Diye Jatra (ধ্বংস্বের মধ্য দিয়ে যাত্রা) 2004

    Short Story Collections

    • Kritadas Kritadasi (ক্রীতদাস-ক্রীতদাসী) (1961)
    • Samabeto Pratidwandhi O Ananya (সমবেত প্রতিদ্বন্দ্ধী ও অন্যান্য) (1969)
    • Han Priyotama (হ্যাঁ প্রিয়তমা)
    • Ek Je Chilo Dewal (এক যে ছিল দেয়াল)
    • Sonali Danar Eagle (সোনালী ডানার ঈগল)

    Awards and honours


    See also

    External links

    • Litterateur Sandipan Chattopadhyay dead Times of India – 12 December 2005
    • The Unfininished Autobiography of Sandipan Chattopadhyay on Boipara-r Blogpara
    • Patricide and Historical Neurosis in Sandipan Chattopadhyays Novel Swarger Nirjan Upokule
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