Nabarun Bhattacharya

Nabarun Bhattacharya

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Nabarun Bhattacharya Profile

  • Name:
  • Nabarun Bhattacharya
  • Born:
  • June 23, 1948
  • Father:
  • Bijon Bhattacharya
  • Mother:
  • Mahashweta Devi
  • Spouse:
  • Pranati

Nabarun Bhattacharya Biography

Nabarun Bhattacharya is a Bengali writer of revolutionary ideas and radical aesthetics. He is the son of actor Bijon Bhattacharya and writer Mahashweta Devi (Jnanpith recipient), who divorced in the year 1959. He won Sahitya Akademi Award for his anarchic novel, Herbert in the year 1993, which was later made a feature film of the same name by Suman Mukhopadhyay. He also made Mahanagar@Kolkata based on three different stories of Nabarun, 'Ak Tukro Nyloner Dori', 'Aamaar Kono Bhoy Nei To?' and 'Aangshik Chandragrahan'. Bhattacharya’s other major works are Kaangaal Maalshaat (2003), Lubdhak (2006), Ei Mrityu Upotyoka Aamaar Desh Na (2004), Halaljhanda o Onyanyo (2009), Mahajaaner Aayna (2010), Fyaturur Kumbhipak, Raater Circus and Anarir Naarigyan.

 

He was born on 23 June 1948 in Baharampur of Bengal. He studied Geology and English from Calcutta University, Kolkata. Between 1973 and 1991, he served different important positions like Soviet news agency and travelled many foreign countries as a part of his job. Now he is the chief editor of the Bengali magazine, 'Bhashabandhan'. He is married to Pranati, a retired professor. Their son Tathagata is a journalist. Nabarun is renowned writer known for his fiction works. His collection of poems - Ei Mrityu Upotyoka Aaamaar Desh Na is an acclaimed poetry work.

 

Though he is a renowned writer, he hasn’t published books with Anandabazar group, the biggest media and publishing corporate house in Bengal. Instead over the years consistently contributed to various little magazines. Through his magic realist writings he introduced a strange set of human beings to Bengali readers, called Fyataru. They appear in his books Mausoleum, Kaangaal Maalshaat, Fatarur Bombachaak and Fyatarur Kumbhipaak. His novel Lubdhak is a revolutionary imagination.

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Updated: February 14, 2014

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