Achintya Kumar Sengupta

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Achintya Kumar Sengupta
Native nameঅচিন্ত্যকুমার সেনগুপ্ত
Noakhali, Bengal Presidency, British India
Died1976 (aged 72–73)
Alma materSouth Suburban College
University of Calcutta

Achintya Kumar Sengupta (Born 19 September 1903 – 1976) was a renowned Bengali writer. He was born in Noakhali, now in Bangladesh.


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.


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.


  • 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


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


  • 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
  • Udyata Kharga Subhash


  • Kollol Joog
  • Joishter Jhor


  • Golpo Songroho (Collected Stories), the national textbook 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 textbook of intermediate (college) level of Bangladesh published in 1996 by all educational boards.