A major writer of our time, Shyamal Gangopadhyay (1933-2001) brought out around
70 novels and 130 stories besides juvenile fiction and sundry prose. He was born
at Khulna, in Bangladesh now, where he had his schooling though later studies in
Kolkata, interrupted by two years manual labour at a blast furnace. He was a
B.A. and a journalist. He won the Sahitya Akadeni Award (1993) and a number of
other literary prizes.
Shyamal Gangopadhyay is known for his outstanding powerful narratives in
depicting the people breathing in every strata of the society. Seldom Bengali
literature could reach the heights Shyamal could offer nonchalantly. He lived
life of many sorts—a welder in a steel factory, a farmer, a small brick kiln
owner, a reputed journalist, an editor of a ranking literary magazine, a
remarkable novelist and short story writer. Shyamal is known for his unbiased
experiences of life before putting them into fictions. He received Akademi Awards
for his voluminous historical fiction, Shahjeda Dara Shukoh (Prince Dara
Shukoh) on Emperor Shahjehan’s failed eldest son.
Shamol Ganguly is the classic writer of Bangla literature.Kuberer Bishoy Ashoy
is a masterpiece. Published in 1967 it tells the story of a young man turned
‘dream merchant’ selling real estate in a rural neighborhood while reshaping its
The tragic tale of Darashuko,the eldest son of Mughol Emperor Shahjahan. Shamal
Ganguly see His life in a new light.The secularism lead him to death in his own
brother's hand,Aurangjeb.But he never died,in the hearts of true progressive
persons.A grand saga of Royal love,treachery and war.This is the 1st Part of this Book.
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