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Sunil Gangopadhyay, 1934-


Image of Sunil Gangopadhyay, 1934- (photo credit: Bikas Das)

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  1. Sreshtha galpa.
    4th ed. Kalakata : Dey's Publishing, 1999.
    (LCCN: 2001291944)
    Realmedia excerpt: pp.103-111
    MP3 excerpt: pp.103-111
  2. Sei samaya.
    1st ed. Kalakata : Ananda Publishers, 1981-82.
    (LCCN: 81902692)
    Realmedia excerpt: pp. 382-386
    MP3 excerpt: pp. 382-386
  3. Nilalohita samagra. 6th vol.
    Kalakata : Dey's Publishing, 2000.
    (LCCN: 80904877)
    Realmedia excerpt: pp. 3-5
    MP3 excerpt: pp. 3-5
  4. Sunila Gangopadhyayera sreshtha kabita.
    Kalakata : Dey's Publishing, 1999.
    (LCCN: 2001291943)
    Realmedia excerpts: pp. 30-31, pp. 56-57, pp. 64-65, pp. 89-90, pp. 95
    MP3 excerpts: pp. 30-31, pp. 56-57, pp. 64-65, pp. 89-90, pp. 95
  5. Smrtira sahara.
    Kalakata : Ananda Publishers, 1983.
    (LCCN: 2001291952)
    Realmedia excerpts: pp. 36-37, pp. 43-47, pp. 49-50, pp. 55-56
    MP3 excerpts: pp. 36-37, pp. 43-47, pp. 49-50, pp. 55-56

One of the most eminent writers of India, Sunil Gangopadhyay was born on September 7, 1934 in the village Maichpara of Faridpur District, in present day Bangladesh. Equally adept in prose and poetry, he is regarded as one of the most prolific and effervescent writers of modern Bengali literature. Author of many unforgettable poems, short stories, novels and plays, he brings his considerable talents to reviews, and comments as well as literature for children. His magnum opus and winner of the 1985 Sahitya Akademi Award Sei samaya is the result of in-depth research work into the cross-currents of socio-intellectual life during the 19th century Bengal renaissance. But it is poetry that has remained his first love, and time and again he raised his voice in distinctive verses to protest against social evils.

His sensitivity, vigorous expression, and master craftsmanship has earned him many awards including Bankim Puraskar, 1982; Sahitya Akademi Award, 1985; and Ananda Puraskar (twice). He is the executive board member of Sahitya Akademi, New Delhi, for 1998-2002.

The Library of Congress has in its collection one hundred and eighty titles by him including translations and one title on his works.

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