(Last Updated on : 20/06/2011)
Atin Bandyopadhyay was born in 1934 in Rainadi, Dhaka. He lived in a joint family and studied in Sonar Gaon Panam School. After Bengal Partition he migrated to India. He completed his graduation in commerce in 1956 as well as did a teacher's training degree, from the University of Calcutta
. He did various jobs that included being a sailor, truck-cleaner and primary school teacher. He had permanently in Kolkata
in 1963 where he took on jobs like factory manager, publication advisor and a journalist.
His first story was published in the magazine 'Abasar' of Berhampore. One of his masterpieces was a three-part trilogy on the Partition: Nilkantha Pakhir Khonje, Aloukik Jalajan and Ishwarer Bagan. He has received many awards like: Smriti Puraskar in 1958 for 'Samudra Manush', Bankim Puraskar(1998) for Dui Bharatbarsha, Bhualka Prize(1993) for Panchajogini, Bibhutibhushan - Smriti Puraskar(1991), Motilal Puraskar, Tarashankar - Smriti Puraskar, Narayan Gangopadhyay and Sudha Puraskars of the University of Calcutta and Sahitya Akademi Award(2001) for Panchashati Galpo
Literary works of Atin Bandyopadhyay
His works include: Nilkantha Pakhir Khonje, Aloukik Jalajan, Ishwarer Bagan, Abad
Devi Mahima, Samudra Manush, Nagna Ishwar, Shesh Drishya, Manusher Gharbari,
Manusher Hahakar, Duhswapna, Ekti Jaler Rekha, Bideshini, Panchajogini, Upeksha,
Dwitiya Purush, Rupkathar Angti, Uttap, Nari Ebam Nadir Pare Bari, Mrinmayee, Antargata Khela, Jhinuker Nouka, Annabhog, Amrita, Madhyajamini, Balidan, Lanchhita, Roddure Jyotsnay, Sundar Apaman, Sabuj Saolar Niche, Jonogon, Nari o Prakiti, Putul, Dukhini Barnamala Maa Amar, Nirbasan, Durer Akash, Kritodas, Boiosandhi, Mahiner Ghoraguli, Kapashi, Tushar Kumari, Dui Bharatbarsha, Nodir Singe Dekha, Nari o Purush and Sagar Jole.
He has written for children that includes: Uronto Torobari, Gini Rohosyo, Binnir Khoi Lal Batasa, Dosti Kishore Uponyas, Paloker Tupi , Neel Timi and Fentur Sada Ghora. His Dosti Kishore Uponyas includes ten stories are: Fentur Sada Ghora, Rajar Bari, Binnir Khoi Lal Batasa, Aronyorajye Mandela, Neel Timi, Uronto Torobari, Hirer, Cheyeo Dami, Ekti joler rekha o Ora teen jon, Gini Rohosyo and Dustu Hititi.