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Not to be confused with Sanskrit writer, Birendra Kumar Bhattacharya (1917-1982).

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Dr. Birendra Kumar Bhattacharya
ড°বীৰেন্দ্ৰ কুমাৰ ভট্টাচাৰ্য
Born 14 October 1924
Safrai T.E. Assam
Died 6 August 1997
Occupation Writer, Educator, Journalist
Language Assamese
Nationality Indian
Citizenship India
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).[1] 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.[2] In 2005, a translation of the work published by Katha Books with the title Love in the Time of Insurgency was released.[3] Another famous novel written by Dr. Bhattacharya is Aai(Mother).

He was the President of Asam Sahitya Sabha (Assam Literary Society) during 1983-1985.[4]

Works[edit]

Novels[edit]

other works[edit]

  • Kolong aajiu boi(1962) - collection of short stories
  • Satsori(1963) - collection of short stories
  • published some poems in magazine Jayanthi.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jnanpith Laureates Official listings". Jnanpith Website. 
  2. ^ George, K. M. (1997). Masterpieces of Indian literature, (Vol.1). National Book Trust. p. 19. 
  3. ^ "Life beyond violence, vendetta". The Hindu. July 15, 2005. 
  4. ^ "Presidents since 1917". Asam Sahitya Sabha website. 
  5. ^ "Birendra Kumar bhattacharya". Biographical essay. 

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