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Manik Bandopadhya (1908-1956), arguably the father of modern Bengali fiction, wrote some of the most captivating novels and short-stories in Bangla literature. But although the popularity the man and his work is massive, how many of us know about that the village Gaodia of Munshiganj (previously Bikrampur),

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Manik Bondopaddhaya –Translation: Haroonuzzaman

Born on May 5, 1908 in Bikrampur, Dacca, Manik Bondopaddhaya spent his childhood in different areas of Bengal and Bihar with his father who had a transferable government job. With the publication of his short story ‘Otoshi Mami’ in Bichitra, a literary magazine, in 1928, he created a wave in the literary world. He was then a student of Presidency College, Calcutta. He wrote ‘Dibaratrir Kabyya’, a novel, at the age of 21. Even in a poverty-stricken life, writing was his living. His first novel ‘Jononi’ was published in 1935. Among his works, ‘Padma Nodir Majhi’, and ‘Putul Nacher Itikotha’ are outstanding. He died in 1956.