Shirshendu Mukhopadhyay

Shirshendu Mukhopadhyay

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Shirshendu Mukhopadhyay (; born 2 November 1935) is an Bengali author who writes Bengali books. He has written stories for both adults and children.

Life

Shirshendu Mukhopadhyay was born in Bikrampur (currently in Munshiganj District), now in Bangladesh. He spent his childhood in Bihar and many places in Bengal and Assam accompanying his father, who worked in the railways. He passed intermediate from the Victoria College, Calcutta before taking a Masters in Bengali from the Calcutta University.

Mukhopadhyay started his career as a school teacher and is now on the staff of the Ananda Bazar Patrika at Kolkata. He is associated with the Bengali magazine Desh.

Spiritually, Mukhopadhyay is heavily influenced by the Hindu sub-sect of Anukul Thakur. Many of his books are dedicated with a salutation 'Ra-Swa'. Ra-Swa stands for Radha Swami (this is a standard salutation for followers of Anukul-Thakur).

Comics from his stories

A comics based on his book Bipinbabur Bipad was released. With artwork by Swapn Debnath, the 48-page comics was published in monthly issues of Anandamela (September 2006 to December 2006). Another story Nababganjer Agantuk, is now in the process of becoming an action comics by Visual Literature Entertainment, a group of new generation comics creators.Four more comics based on his novellas have been brought out by Parul Prakashani: Patalghar,Bidhu Daroga, Pagla Saheber Kabor and Patashgarer Jangale. Created by Sujog...
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