Abhijit Sen (b. 1945)

Abhijit Sen was born on January 28, 1945 in a village named Keora in the Barishal district of what is now Bangladesh. He moved to Kolkata in the beginning of the 1950s. He finished his high school and some parts of college-level education from multiple institutions while moving from Kolkata to Jhargram, then Purulia, and then back again to Kolkata. Finally while working in an Insurance company in Kolkata, he earned both Bachelor's and Master's degrees in History. In 1969, he sacrificed his job, family-life and domicile in Kolkata to join the revolutionary Naxal movement. After living in Malda, in the northern part of West Bengal for some years, he has recently moved to Calcutta. Most of the characters of his stories are drawn from his direct and varied experiences of life.

His first novel, Rohu-Chandaler HaaR has been published in 1985. This has been translated into English as Magic Bones in 1992 (published jointly by Abhinav Publications, Delhi, and Facet Books International, New York). He received the Bankimchandra Memorial Award for this novel in 1992. He also received the Saratchandra Memorial Award from the Calcutta University in 2005.

Published January 5, 2004; Updated March 29, 2013

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