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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 works Mrityunjay, Iyaruingam
Notable awards 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 Assamese writer, in the year 1979 for his novel Mrityunjay (Immortal),[1] followed by Indira Goswami in 2001.[2] 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.[3] In 2005, a translation of the work published by Katha Books with the title Love in the Time of Insurgency was released.[4] Another famous novel written by Dr. Bhattacharya is Aai(Mother).

He was the President of Asam Sahitya Sabha (Assam Literary Society) during 1983-1985.[5]

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. ^ http://www.thehindu.com/thehindu/2002/02/25/stories/2002022501991300.htm
  3. ^ George, K. M. (1997). Masterpieces of Indian literature, (Vol.1). National Book Trust. p. 19. 
  4. ^ "Life beyond violence, vendetta". The Hindu. July 15, 2005. 
  5. ^ "Presidents since 1917". Asam Sahitya Sabha website. 
  6. ^ "Birendra Kumar bhattacharya". Biographical essay. 

External links[edit]



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Wed, 02 Oct 2013 06:45:38 -0700

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Tue, 02 Jul 2013 11:02:30 -0700

“We have also plans to translate and print at least one to two books from Assam every year in Hindi,” he said, adding that works of Jnanpith winner late Birendra Kumar Bhattacharya and of Rita Choudhury are also likely to be part of the project.
 
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Fri, 08 Feb 2013 02:06:33 -0800

... Nilomoni Phukan in 1947, Ambikagiri Raichoudhury in 1950, Dr Surya kumar Bhuyan in 1953, Gyananath Bora in 1968, Maheswar Neog in 1974, Dr Satyendra Nath Sarma in 1975, Birendra Kumar Bhattacharya in 1983, Dr Nirmalaprabha Bordoloi in 1991 ...
 
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