Samaresh Majumdar

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Samares Mazumdar
Samares Mazumdar - Kolkata 2015-10-10 5009.JPG
Majumder in 2015
Native name
সমরেশ মজুমদার
Born (1944-03-10) 10 March 1944 (age 74)

Samares Mazumdar (born 10 March 1944)[1] is a Bengali writer from West Bengal, India. He is best known for his Animesh series of novels, the second of which (Kalbela) won the Sahitya Akademi prize in 1984 (see Animesh quartet). He is also known for creating the detective character Arjun, who is the central character of the 2013 film Arjun – Kalimpong E Sitaharan. The Bengali film Buno Haansh, which released on 15 August 2014, is also based on his novel of the same name, which was published in Pujabarshiki Anondolok.

Early life and education[edit]

Mazumdar spent his childhood years in the tea gardens of Dooars, Gairkata in Jalpaiguri district, West Bengal, India. He was a student of the Jalpaiguri Zilla School, Jalpaiguri. He completed his bachelor's in Bengali from Scottish Church College in Kolkata.[2] Followed by a Masters in Bengali Literature from University of Calcutta. His first story appeared in Desh literary magazine in 1967. Dour ("Run") was his first novel, which was published in Desh in 1976. He was associated with the Ananda Bazar Prakashana, a major publishing house in Calcutta.


Mazumdar is a versatile writer though many of his novels have a touch of thrill and suspense attached to them. His novels include Aath Kuthuri Noy Daraja, Bandinibash, Daybadhha, and Buno Haansher Palak. Perhaps his most famous novel is Saatkahon. Being a prolific writer who has excelled in different genres, Samares Mazumdar has worked on short stories, novels, travelogues and children's fiction. His trilogy of Uttoradhikar, Kalbela and Kalpurush is now considered as a modern classic.[3]

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Works for younger audiences[edit]


  • Banga Bibhushan Samman - 2018 awarded by Government of West Bengal
  • Sera Bangali - 2018
  • Bankim Puroshkar - 2009 for Kolikataye Nobokumar
  • Sahitya Akademi Award - 1984 for Kalbela
  • Ananda Purashkar - 1982
  • BFJA, Dishari and Chalachchitra Prasar Samity - Best Script Writer - 1982


  1. ^ "Samares Mazumdar - Bengali Author known worldwide for his contribution to life and literature". Retrieved 2018-04-17.
  2. ^ Some Alumni of Scottish Church College in 175th Year Commemoration Volume. Scottish Church College, April 2008, p. 590
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