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Achintya Kumar Sengupta: Writer of Kallol era

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Published on : 29 January 2019, 08:27 AM
Achintya Kumar Sengupta: Writer of Kallol era


After Rabindranath and Saratchandra, among the writers of the Kallol era who created a huge stir in the literary world, he was one of them. He made a special achievement in novels and short stories. He also gained popularity by writing the biography of the religious figures following the style of novel. He is renowned Bengali writer and editor Achintya Kumar Sengupta. Today marks his 43rd death anniversary. On 29 January, 1976, he died at Calcutta (Present Kolkata), India, at the age of 72.

Achintya Kumar Sengupta was born on 19 September 1903 in Noakhali, Bangladesh. His ancestral home was in present Madaripur district. Sengupta completed his primary education in Noakhali. After his father`s death, Sengupta moved to Calcutta to his elder brother and got a B.A. Honours degree from South Suburban College in English, followed by an M.A. degree from the University of Calcutta.

Achintya Kumar took the responsibility of publishing Kallol magazine in 1925. He also worked for a few days in Bichitra. He entered the judicial service as a temporary Munsif in 1931 where he served until his retirement, after having been a district judge and a special judicial officer.

Sengupta`s first poem was published in Prabasi magazine in 1921 under the pen name ‘Niharika Debi`. `Bede` was his first novel. Because of its form, composition and theme, it is regarded as a prominent novel of modern Bengali literature. In his writing modernity has been very strong. Both romanticism and public consciousness got presented in his poems. He contributed to almost all genres of Bengali literature, but is best remembered for his novels and short stories. In total, he wrote more than 100 books.

For his special contribution in literature and journalism, he received Jogottarini Award, Rabindra Smriti Puraskar. On the death anniversary of this great writer Bangla Insider remembers him with reverence.

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