|Dr. Birendra Kumar Bhattacharya
ড°বীৰেন্দ্ৰ কুমাৰ ভট্টাচাৰ্য
|Born||14 October 1924
Safrai T.E. Assam
|Died||6 August 1997|
|Occupation||Writer, Educator, Journalist|
|Notable work(s)||Mrityunjay, Iyaruingam|
|Notable award(s)||Sahitya Akademi Award (1960)
Jnanpith Award (1979)
Dr. Birendra Kumar Bhattacharya (1924 – 6 August 1997) was a famous Indian writer and one of the pioneers of modern Assamese Literature. He was first ever recipient of the Jnanpith Award given to an Bengali/Assamese writer, in the year 1979 for his novel Mrityunjay (Immortal). He was also a recipient of Sahitya Akademi Award in Assamese in 1961 for his Assamese novel Iyaruingom(Iyaruingam), which is considered a masterpiece of Indian literature. In 2005, a translation published by Katha Books as Love in the Time of Insurgency was released. Another famous novel written by Dr. Bhattacharya is Aai(Mother).
- Rajpahte Ringiai(1957)
- Yaruingam(1960) - Kendra Sahitya Academy Award winning novel
- Mrityunjay(1979) - Gnaanapeeta award winning novel
- Ranga megh
- Kolong aajiu boi(1962) - collection of short stories
- Satsori(1963) - collection of short stories
- published some poems in magazine Jayanthi.
- "Jnanpith Laureates Official listings". Jnanpith Website.
- George, K. M. (1997). Masterpieces of Indian literature, (Vol.1). National Book Trust. p. 19.
- "Life beyond violence, vendetta". The Hindu. July 15, 2005.
- "Presidents since 1917". Asam Sahitya Sabha website.
- "Birendra Kumar bhattacharya". Biographical essay.
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