Sandipan Chattopadhyay

Sandipan Chattopadhyay (1933-2005) was a Bengali writer. In 1961 he wrote the book "Kritadas Kritadasi" it changed the landscape of Bengali fiction and created a niche for himself. A staunch anti-establishment image and supporter of creative freedom, he always refused to be a part of any big publishing house.

He was one of the pioneers of the Hungryalist Movement, also known as the Hungry generation, during 1961-65, though he, along with Shakti Chattopadhyay left the movement because of literary differences with Malay Roychoudhury and Samir Roychoudhury.

He was awarded the Sahitya Academy award for his book Ami O Banabihari. He died after a prolonged respiratory ailments in December 2005.

Some of his books Cholerar Dingulite Prem, Shaper Chocker Bhitor Diye, Kukur Samparke Duto Ekta Katha Ja Ami Jani, Seishab Dinratri, Hiroshima, My Love, Astitva Atithi Tumi' and Esho Nipabane''.

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