Tarashankar Bandopadhyay

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Tarasankar Bandyopadhyay (Bengali তারাশংকর বন্দ্যোপাধ্যায়; 24 July 1898 -14 September 1971) was one of the leading Bengali novelists. He wrote 65 novels, 53 story-books, 12 plays, 4 essay-books, 4 autobiographies and 2 travel stories. A notable man of wisdom, he was awarded Rabindra Puraskar, Sahitya Akademi award, Jnanpith Award, and Padma Bhushan.

Personal life and education

Bandopadhyay was born at Labpur, Birbhum district, West Bengal. He was born to Haridas Bandyopadhyay and Prabhabati Debi. He passed the Matriculation examination in 1916 and took admission in the intermediate class at St. Xavier's College, Calcutta.

While studying in intermediate at St. Xavier's College, he joined the non-cooperation movement and was interned in 1921. He was again jailed for a year in 1930. After the release from the prison in 1931, he decided to devote himself to literature.Sengupta, Subodh Chandra and Bose, Anjali (editors), (1976/1998), Samsad Bangali Charitabhidhan (Biographical dictionary) Vol I, , Kolkata: Sahitya Samsad, ISBN 8185626650, p 195

Bandopadhyay married Uma Shashi Debi and they had two sons and two daughters.The Elder son was Sanat Bandopadhyay & Younger son Sarit Bandopadhyay. The elder daughter Ganga and younger was Bani. Ganga is alive as in June 2011.

Literary career

Literary achievements

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