Dakshinaranjan Mitra Majumdar was born at Ulail in Dhaka district of Bengal province in British India (now Manikganj District of Bangladesh) in 1877. His father name was Ramdaranjan Mitra Majumdar and mother name was Kusummoyee. Dakshinaranjan’s father was a landlord and wise man. Inspired by dinesh chandra sen,he became attracted to folk literature and collected fairy tales, hymns, ballads and humorous conversations. His major contribution to Bengali literature was the collection and compilation of Bengali folk and fairy tales in four volumes – Thakurmar Jhuli (Grandmother’s Bag of Tales), Thakurdadar Jhuli (Grandfather’s Bag of Tales), Thandidir Thale (Maternal-Grandmother’s Bag of Tales) and Dadamashayer Thale (Maternal-Grandfather’s Bag of Tales). Dakshinaranjan was also well known as a writer of children’s books. Among his children’s writings are Khoka Babur Khela, Amal Bai, Kishorder Man, Charu O Haru, First Boy, Last Boy, Utpal O Rabi, Banglar Sonar Chhele, Sabuj Lekha, Chiradiner Rupkatha, Amar Desh, and Ashirvad O Ashirvani. He also translated fairy tales from different parts of the world in Prthivir Rupkatha. He was died in 1956.
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- Thakurmar Jhuli by Dakshinaranjan Mitra Majumdar