Samaresh’s Oporichito Jibonjapon launched at Bishwo Shahitto Kendro
Renowned Indian novelist Samaresh Majumdar launched his new book named 'Oporichito Jibonjapon' at a programme held at Bishwo Shahitto Kendro in Banglamotor on September 14.
The programme titled 'Boi Prokasher Golpo' was organised by Batighar.
Besides launching the book, Samaresh also spoke on the literary scenes of both Bangladesh and Pacchim Bangla, India and took part in a Q and A session. His novels Kalbela and Kalpurush are very popular among the younger generation in Bangladesh. He hopes readers will find his new book entertaining.
Samares Mazumdar is a Bengali writer from Pacchim Bangla, India. He is best known for his Animesh series of novels, the second of which (Kalbela) won the Sahitya Akademi prize in 1984. He is also known for creating the detective character Arjun, who is the central character of the 2013 film Arjun - Kalimpong E Sitaharan. The Bengali film Buno Haansh, which released on 15 August 2014, is also based on his novel of the same name, which was published in Pujabarshiki Anondolok.
Mazumdar spent his childhood years in the tea gardens of Dooars, Gairkata in Jalpaiguri district, Pacchim Bangla, India. He was a student of the Jalpaiguri Zilla School, Jalpaiguri. He completed his bachelor's in Bengali from Scottish Church College in Kolkata. Followed by a Masters in Bengali Literature from University of Calcutta. His first story appeared in Desh literary magazine in 1967. Dour was his first novel, which was published in Desh in 1976. He was associated with the Ananda Bazar Prakashana, a major publishing house in Calcutta.
Mazumdar is a versatile writer though many of his novels have a touch of thrill and suspense attached to them. His novels include Aath Kuthuri Noy Daraja, Bandinibash, Daybadhha, and Buno Haansher Palak. Perhaps his most famous novel is Saatkahon. Being a prolific writer who has excelled in different genres, Samares Mazumdar has worked on short stories, novels, travelogues and children's fiction. His trilogy of Uttoradhikar, Kalbela and Kalpurush is now considered as a modern classic.
Mazumdar has received many awards include Banga Bibhushan Samman (awarded by Government of West Bengal), Sera Bangali, Bankim Puroshkar, Sahitya Akademi Award, Ananda Purashkar, BFJA, Dishari and Chalachchitra Prasar Samity and others.