Narendranath Mitra

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Narendranath Mitra (Bengali: নরেন্দ্রনাথ মিত্র) (1916–1975) was an Indian Bengali writer and poet.


He was born in Faridpur in modern-day Bangladesh. He was based in Kolkata, now in India at the time of partition in 1947, and chose to remain in India when his birthplace fell to the share of East Pakistan.

In 1933, passed S. S. C. Level from Vanga High School obtaining first division marks. I. A. from Rajendra College, B. A. from Bangabasi College, of the University of Calcutta.

He found employment at the Dum Dum ordnance factory in Kolkata during the Second World War. After that, he joined Kolkata National Bank.

His literary works were included in the curriculum of school level, secondary, higher secondary and graduation level Bengali Literature in Bangladesh. Later, his family was living in Kolkata.

He was a journalist, editor; worked for 'Krishok', 'Swaraj' 'Satyajug'. From 1951 to 1975, was with Anandabazar Patrika.

Works adaptations[edit]

His story Abataranika was adapted into Mahanagar (The Big City) by Satyajit Ray in 1964, with Madhabi Mukherjee as lead. Ras(রস) was adapted into Hindi film, Saudagar (1973), by Shubendu Roy, starring Amitabh Bachchan and Nutan and Bangladeshi Film Poush Maser Pirit by Nargis Akter, starring Ahmed Rubel and Sadika Parvin Popy.[1] 1988 Bengali film, Phera by Buddhadeb Dasgupta, was also adapted from his story.


  • Deeppunjo
  • Osomotol
  • Holde Bari
  • Dehomon
  • Durvashini
  • Rupmonjori
  • Ultoroth
  • Sukh Dukher Dheu
  • Suklapakhya
  • Chenamahal
  • Chorai Utrai
  • Okhore Okhore
  • Jatrapath
  • Misrarag
  • Headmaster
  • Mohanagar
  • Chilekotha
  • Shandhyarag
  • Surjasakkhi
  • Sreshtha Golpo


  1. ^ Gulzar; Govind Nihalani; Saibal Chatterjee (2003). Encyclopaedia of Hindi cinema. Popular Prakashan. p. 336. ISBN 81-7991-066-0. 
  • 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.

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