Monday, July 16, 2012

Banpalashir Padabali by Ramapada Chaudhuri

Ramapada Chaudhuri is fondly called Ramapada Jethu by us and Rama-da by our parents. Our families share a long stretch of memories, many of which are documented in my father's autobiography.

Ramapada Chaudhuri is the author of more than 100 short stories and about 50 novels. He has received a number of literary awards and honors. Some of them are –The Rabindra Puroskar of the West Bengal Govt, Sahitya Academi Award, Jagattarini Gold Medal of the University of Calcutta , and the honor for the highest literary achievement , the D.Litt,Honoris Causa from the University of Burdwan .

From 2011, IIPM has introduced an award in the name of Rabindranath Tagore to mark his 150th birth anniversary. For writing in the mother tongue of Tagore, the first of this award went to Ramapada Chaudhuri for his classic novel — Banpalashir Padabali.

Banpalashir Padabali is a stunningly vibrant and intensely human work that serves to reaffirm his reputation as a master story-teller in the Bengali language.

Read the whole post on the novel over at Surajit Dasgupta's blog>>

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