Tarasankar Bandyopadhyay was born at Labpur, Birbhum district, West Bengal in 23 July 1898. He is one of the leading Bengali novelists.He was son of Haridas Bandyopadhyay and Prabhabati Debi.
Tarasankar Bandyopadhyay passed the Matriculation examination in 1916 and took admission in the intermediate class at St. Xavier’s College, Calcutta.He learned to see the world from various angles. He seldom rose above the matter soil and his Birbhum exists only in time and place. He had never been a worshiper of eternity.
Tarasankar Bandyopadhyay’s chief contribution to Bengal literature is that he dared writing unbiased. He wrote what he believed. He wrote what he observed.Tarasankar experimented in his novels with the relationships, even so called illegal, of either sexes. He proved that sexual relation between man and women sometimes dominate to such an extent that it can take an upper hand over the prevailing laws and instructions of society. He wrote 65 novels, 53 story-books, 12 plays, 4 essay-books, 4 autobiographies and 2 travel stories. Some of his novel are depicted as cinema by movie makers like Satyajit Ray.
Tarasankar Bandyopadhyay is a notable man of wisdom, he was awarded Rabindra Puraskar, Sahitya Akademi award, Jnanpith Award, and Padma Bhushan.And he was honoured with the Padma Shri in 1962 and the Padma Bhushan in 1969.Tarasankar Bandyopadhyay was died in 14 September 1971.Tarasankar will be remembered for his potential to work with the vast panorama of life where life is observed with care and the judgment is offered to the reader.
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