Achintya Kumar Sengupta

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Achintya Kumar Sengupta (Bengali: অচিন্ত্যকুমার সেনগুপ্ত) )(1903-1976), was a renowned Bengali author. He was born in Noakhali, now in Bangladesh.

Life[edit]

At the age of 13, after his father's death, Sengupta moved to Calcutta, where he completed his schooling. He got a B. A. Honours degree from South Suburban College in English, followed by an M. A. degree from the University of Calcutta. Subsequently he obtained a degree in Law and entered the judicial service, where he served until his retirement, after having been a district judge and a Special Judicial Officer.

Works[edit]

He started writing under a pen name, ‘Niharika Debi’. He contributed to almost all genres of Bengali literature, but is best remembered for his novels and short stories. In all, he wrote more than 100 books.

Sengupta was closely associated with the famous magazine Kallol, and was its editor for some time.

His literary works have been included in the curriculum of school level, secondary, higher secondary and graduation level Bengali Literature in Bangladesh.

Novels[edit]

  • Bede
  • Akoshik
  • Kakjoshna
  • Bibaher Cheye Boro
  • Endrani
  • Prachir O Prantor
  • Urnonav
  • Nobonita
  • Je Jai Boluk
  • Asumodru Antorongo
  • Prothom Kadom Phul

Story collections[edit]

  • Tuta Futa
  • Eti
  • Okalbosonto
  • Odhibus
  • Double Decker
  • Polayon
  • Jotonbibi
  • Sareng
  • Hari Muchi Dom
  • Kalorokto
  • Kath Khor Kerosine
  • Chasa Bhusha
  • Ekartri

Poetry[edit]

  • Amabasya
  • Amra
  • Priya O Prithibi
  • Neel Akash
  • Purba Paschim
  • Uttarayan

Biographies[edit]

  • Param Purush Sriramkrishna-1
  • Param Purush Sriramkrishna-2
  • Param Purush Sriramkrishna-3
  • Param Purush Sriramkrishna-4
  • Poromaprokriti Sri Sarodamoni
  • Okhondo Omiyo Srigourango
  • Bireshor Bibekananda
  • Rotnakor Girishchandra
  • Amritapurush Jishu

Others[edit]

  • Kollol Joog
  • Joishter Jhor

References[edit]

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