Ashutosh Mukhopadhyay

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Ashutosh Mukhopadhyay (1920-1989)

Ashutosh Mukhopadhyay (Bengali: আশুতোষ মুখোপাধ্যায়, anglicised spelling of surname: Mukherjee ) was one of the most prominent writers of modern Bengali literature.

Life and works[edit]

He was born on September 7, 1920 in Bajrajogini, Dacca (now Dhaka) as the fifth of ten children of a Bengali Brahmin couple, Paresh Chandra Mukhopadhyay and Tarubala Devi.[1] Mukhopadyay graduated in commerce from Hooghly Mohsin College, then affiliated with the University of Calcutta. His first story was Nurse Mitra, published in the newspaper Basumati, which was later made into major movies (Deep Jwele Jai in Bengali and Khamoshi in Hindi). Bollywood films like Safar (1970) and Bemisal were also made from his novels.

His first novel was Swaha, also published in Basumati and later renamed as Ruper Hate Bikikini. His first published novel was Kaalchakra, but he made his mark as novelist with his fourth published novel, Chalachal,[1] especially from its successful cinematisation[2] by Asit Sen in 1956.[3] The cinematisation of Panchatapa in 1957 by the same director,[4] further enhanced the writer's reputation.[2]

He joined the newspaper Jugantar in 1955 after joining and leaving nine jobs[2] and subsequently became the head of the Sunday special of the newspaper. He died on May 4, 1989.

Ashutosh Mukhopadhyay was one of the most cinematised authors of Bengali literature. Some of the movies made from his stories and novels are listed below. Many of his novels have been translated in other Indian languages. Love and romance and the human relationship are recurring themes of his novels.

Some published works[edit]

He had authored more than a hundred books, (short stories and novels),[2] some of which are given below.

  • Panchatapa OCLC Number 5904725
  • Chalachal
  • Nagar Darpane
  • Tin Purush
  • Sonar Harin Nei
  • Kaal Tumi Aleya
  • Shilapate Likha
  • Saat Paake Bandha
  • Anandaroop
  • Aami Se O Sakha
  • Sabuj Toran Chhariye
  • Ashutosh Mukhopadhyay Rachanabali (Collected Works in 20 volumes)ISBN 8172931948 ISBN 978-81-7293-194-0

Ashutosh Mukhopadhyay Rachanabali- Mitra O Ghosh Publishers (Till 2015- 21 Books) 1st- Charachar, Balakar Mon, Saat Pake Bandha 2nd- Panchatapa, Bajikar, Bakulbasar 3rd- (Short Stories Collection)-Nabanayika, Alakatilaka, Mahuakatha, Sanjher Mallika, Bideshini 4th- (Short Stories Collection)-Raptir Dak, Janalar Dhare, Protiharini, Kumari Mata 5th- Sei Ajanar Khoje-1, Raagshar, Manusher Darbare 6th- Sei Ajanar Khoje-2, Paye Paye Protiddhoni, Jhankar 7th- (Short Stories Collection)-Manmadhuchandrika, Protibimbita, Roshnai, Peakpoint, Uttar Basante 8th- (Short Stories Collection)- Mukhomukhi, Dujanar Ghar, Ferai Otit, Chalo Jongale Jai, Model, Rupashi Banglar Mukh, Sonali Rekha, Tribarna, Ekjan Mrs Nandi, Kathamala, Meena Rakhi Sadhika 9th- Swayangbrita, Leelabati, Jhokhon Dhal Naame, Samudra Safen 10th- Nagarpaare Rupnagar-1, Kaal Tumi Aaleya-1, Trishul 11th- Kaal Tumi Aaleya-2, Nagarpaare Rupnagar-2, Jabar Bodole, Kaal Jamunar Biye 12th- Shatarupe Dekha, Nagarpaare Rupnagar-3 13th- Sonar Harin Nei- 1, Ekaal Okaal, Teenpurush 14th- Sonar Harin Nei-2, Khonir Notun Moni, Onnyo Naam Jibon, Ek Romonir Juddho 15th- Aami Se O Sokha, Jar Jetha Ghar, Dinkaal, Sei Obelaye, Megher Minare, Basakshoyon, Chander Kachhachhi 16th- Nagardarpane, Anandarup, Pronoy Aadim, Daya Noi- Bichar Karo, Chena Mukher Michhil 17th- Shilapote Lekha, Saari Tumi Kaar, Porokopale Rajarani-1 18th- Porokopale Rajarani-2, Surjyosnan, Dorja Ekhono Khola 19th- Rup Niye Jash Niye, Meena O Rakhi, Rakta Aagun Prem, Sobuj Toron Chharie 20th- Aalor Thikana, Notun Tulir Taan, Pronoy Pasha, Hotath Sedin, Hisaab Melate 21st- Aar Ek Saaje, Aashroy, Parinoi-Mongol, Tobu Kokil Daake, Malobi Malancho, Essay- Nishhiddho Boi

Movies from his works[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Blurb of Sonar Harin Nei, novel by Ashutosh Mukhopadhyay, Combined edition, Kolkata: Mitra & Ghosh, 2010
  2. ^ a b c d Click for বই: Author Info - আশুতোষ মুখোপাধ্যায় Archived September 8, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ http://www.gomolo.com/chalachal-movie/13570
  4. ^ http://www.gomolo.com/panchatapa-movie/13645