Today is the 110th birth anniversary Manik Bandopadhyay, one of the prominent novelists and short story writers of modern Bengali literature.
He was born on May 19, 1908 in a city named Dumka in Bihar. His family name was Prabodh Kumar Bandhopaddhay.Manik Bandopadhyay was one of Bengali writers who started the revolutionary trend in the Bengali literary world, after the First World War. He was deeply influenced by Freudian psychoanalytic and Marxist class conflict theories, which was reflected in his writings.
Since he was associated with the Communist Party from 1944 to rest of his life, in his writings, the effect of communism is quite noticeable.
Manik Bandopadhyay wrote 36 novels and more than two hundred short stories in his 28 years of short literary career.
He produced many artistic novels like Janani, Diba Ratrir Kabya, Padma Nadir Majhi, Putul Nacher Itikatha, Ahimsa, Darpan, Atashi Mami and Pragoitihashik.
On December 3, 1956, this greatest novelist of the 20th century died at only 48 years of age.