Khagendranath Mitra

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Khagendranath Mitra
Born 1896
Died 1978
Occupation Bengali writer for children & preteens

Khagendranath Mitra (Bengali: খগেন্দ্রনাথ মিত্র) (1896–1978) was a writer for children of Bengal.[1] Even today his writings continue to be popular among children and preteens.[citation needed]

Overview[edit]

He was the first Indian children's writer whose books were translated into foreign languages.[citation needed] The Russian translation of Bhombol Sardar was of immense popularity.Bhombol Sardar was one of the Rapid Text in Russian junior classes.

Mitra, besides writing more than 100 books, was an editor as well. Kishor [কিশোর] (The Preteens), the first child periodical in Asia[citation needed] was the brain child of his, though it was not published for a year. Notun Manush [নতুন মানুষ] (New Man), Chhotoder Mohol [ছোটদের মহল] (The Gallery for Children), Banshory [বাঁশরী] (The Flute), Sonar Kathi [সোনার কাঠি] (The Golden Stick), Shishusathi [শিশুসাথী] (The Children's Friend; Annual) were among the periodicals he edited.

List of works[edit]

Stories[edit]

  • Moutuski [মৌটুসকি]
  • Sei Chhokrata [সেই ছোকরাটা] (That Lad)
  • Kopaler Lekha [কপালের লেখা] (The Fate)
  • Swapne Paoya Golpo [স্বপ্নে পাওয়া গল্প] (The Story Obtained in a Dream)
  • Kortababur Petni Dekha [কর্তাবাবুর পেত্নী দেখা] (The Female-Ghost Kortababu Saw)
  • Mintur Chhobi [মিন্টুর ছবি] (Mintu's Picture)
  • GoneshChandrer Ashubho Jatra [গণেশচন্দ্রের অশুভ যাত্রা] (The Unholy Journey of GaneshChandra)
  • Parghater Alapeer Pallay [পারঘাটের আলাপীর পাল্লায়] (The Gossiping Man of Parghat)
  • Chorer-o Adhom [চোরেরও অধম] (Even Inferior Than a Thief)
  • Badanpur Bungalowr Sei Rat [বদনপুর বাংলোর সেই রাত] (That Night At Badanpur Bungalow)

Novels[edit]

  • Bagdi Dakat [বাগদী ডাকাত] (The Bagdi Bandits)
  • Africar Jongole [আফ্রিকার জঙ্গলে] (In the Forests of Africa)
  • Sundarbaner Pothe [সুন্দরবনের পথে] (On the Way to Sundarban)
  • Black Arrow [ব্ল্যাক অ্যারো]
  • Bhombol Sardar [ভোম্বোল সর্দার] (Bhombol the Leader),in 4 volumes- This is a fascinating account of life of a preteen village boy, Bhombol. Perhaps, this is a nostalgic memory of his own childhood.
  • Pujoneeyo Dosyu [পূজনীয় দস্যু] (Adorable Dacoit)- Prohelika Series [প্রহেলিকা সিরিজ] of Deb Sahitya Kutir [2]

Adaptation[edit]

Bhombol Sardar was turned into a verbal drama conducted by Akashbani, the governmental radio network in India. It was also adapted to a Bengali movie.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ various. Eng Sukumar Ray. Sahitya Akademi. pp. 32–. ISBN 978-81-260-2281-6. Retrieved 17 August 2011. 
  2. ^ http://www.banglamystery.com/Bengali_mystery_literature_writers.htm