First Light (Ganguly novel)

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The cover image of প্রথম আলো (First Light, part 1) published by Ananda Publishers
Author Sunil Gangopadhyay
Original title প্রথম আলো
Translator Aruna Chakravarti
Country India
Language Bengali
Subject History
Genre Historical novel
Publisher Ananda Publishers, Penguin Books
Published in English
Awards Saraswati Samman
ISBN 978-0-14-100430-3
OCLC 47225450
Preceded by Those Days

First Light (Bengali: প্রথম আলো) is a novel by Sunil Gangopadhyay. It encompasses the second half of nineteenth century of Indian history, specially then ongoing Bengal Renaissance. The story of the novel centers on many historical figures including Rabindranath Tagore, Swami Vivekananda, Ramakrishna, Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay, Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar, George Curzon, etc.[1]


  1. ^ "History as gossip". The Hindu. 1 April 2001. Retrieved 24 October 2012.