Manik Bandopadhyay or Manik Banerjee Was born as Prabodh Kumar Bandhopadhay to Harihar Bandhopadhay and Neeroda Devi on 19 May 1908 in a small town called Dumka in the district of Santal Paragona in the state of Bihar in India. He is one of the founding fathers of modern Bangla fiction. His father was a government official and travelled across undivided Bengal in connection with his service which gave the Manik to experience life and living of different peoples of Bengal, in his early life. During a short life of forty eight years, plagued simultaneously with ailment and financial crisis, he produced forty two novels and more than two hundred short-stories. Manik’s writing dealt with the pettiness and wretchedness of existence in a village context. His primary concern was the dark alleyways of the human mind, even among the supposedly simple village folk, and not the serene beauty of nature that was always in the background in his novels.He was a great story-teller who perfected his fiction with insight into human mind.A famous quotation of Manik is “I write to communicate those things which can’t be expressed other than through writing.” His important works include Padma Nadir Majhi (Tr. The Boatman of Padma River) and Putul Nacher Etikatha (Tr. The Tale of Puppet Dance) and Chatushkone (Tr. Quadrilateral. Manik died in 1956, at age 48.
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- Padma Nadir Majhi by Manik Bandopadhyay
- Dibaratrir Kabya by Manik Bandopadhyay
- Putul Nacher Itikotha by Manik Bandopadhyay