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Narayan Gangopadhyay

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Total Book Published : 3

Narayan Gangopadhyay (1918–1970), (also known as Narayan Ganguly was a renowned South Asian author. He was born in Dinajpur in undivided Bengal, in what is now Bangladesh. His real name was Taraknath Gangopadhyay.
His district was Barisal. His father, Pramathnath, was a police officer. Because his father would be transferred often, he studied in Dinajpur, Faridpur, Barisal and Kolkata. He received his bachelor's degree in arts from Brojomohun College of Barisal; famous poet Jibanananda Das was his teacher there. He was placed first in the first class in Bangla Literature from the University of Calcutta. Later he taught at two colleges in West Bengal and became a teacher at the University of Calcutta. He received his doctorate from that university for a thesis on 'Short Stories in Literature'. He experimented extensively in writing short stories many of which were published in Shonibaarer chithi, a literary magazine of some repute in Kolkata, at the time. He also wrote for the reputed literary magazine Desh under the pen name Sunanda. Among his most endearing creations were the Tenida stories that have become a much-loved addition to Bengali children's literature. He died in 1970 in Kolkata, India.

Narayan Gangopadhyay's first story was published in 'Bichitra'. He was a romantic writer. His literary works are included in the curriculum of school level, secondary, higher secondary and graduation level Bengali Literature in Bangladesh.

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