Bengal has always been the epicentre of art, culture and literature in India. The term “Bengali literature” includes all the literary works in the Bengali language and is considered to be one of the oldest literature in the world. The soil of Bengal has given intellectuals like Rabindranath Tagore, Satyajit Ray, Saratchandra Chattopadhyay, Sukumar Ray, Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar and many more.
It is not possible to understand Indian literature without swooping into Bengali literature. Even today, Bengali literature stands as an inevitable part of Indian literature. Some of the names in contemporary Bengali literature include- Sunil Gangopadhyay, Budhhadev Guha, Sankha Ghosh, Samaresh Majumdar, etc. Our online book store in Kolkata serves a nest for the all-time best Bengali fiction from ancient to modern Bengali literature.
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Pather Panchali- Pather Panchali is a bildungsroman that depicts a family’s struggle to survive in their early years in rural Bengal and later in Varanasi, through the eyes of Apu and his elder sister, Durga. It’s a 1929 epic novel written by Bibhutibhushan Bandopadhyay and later made into a film by the famous Satyajit Ray. The novel paints a vivid picture of the rural Bengal in simple diction and is overpowered by raw emotion.
Srikanta- Described as a “masterpiece”, ‘Srikanto’ is an autobiography written by Saratchandra Chattopadhyay through the character of the protagonist Srikanto. Published in four parts between 1917 and 1933, the novel describes Srikanto, the life of a wanderer. The novel features a large number of female characters whom the author had personally known. Buy this gem from our online book store Kolkata.
Feluda Samagra- When it comes to detective stories, Feluda is the prime choice among all Bengalis. This set of two books comprises 35 stories written by the noted Bengali film-maker Satyajit Ray. Pradosh Chandra Mitra (Feluda), a private detective, is the main character in this series accompanied by Lalmohan Ganguly and Topshe. Feluda is a tall, handsome man who uses his incisive intellect, analytical skills, martial arts and keen power of observation to solve mysteries.
Gupi Gayen Bagha Bayen- This is a Bengali fantasy adventure comedy story written by Upendrikishore Ray Chowdhury. The story is based on Gupi, the singer and Bagh, the drummer, who were expelled from their villages for their loud and incessant music. They went to the forest to persevere their music in peace and were met with challenging and exciting situations. This book is more famous among children and booksellers online.
Meghnathbodh Kabya- Michael Madhusudan Dutt’s ‘Meghnathbodh Kabya’ is unanimously considered one of the finest works of modern Bengali literature. Written in 1861, it is noted to be the greatest epic poem in Bengali as well as in world literature. The poem is based on the demise of Meghnad, the son of Raavan, in the classic epic Ramayana and is marked by a number of influences from the Western literary traditions including the introduction of blank verse. It is one of the most notable readings of a mythical text in the context of Indian culture.
Byomkesh Samagra- Another famous Bengali fictional-detective character created by Sharadindu Bandopadhyay is Byomkesh. Referring to himself as Satyanweshi( in search for truth) in the stories, Byomkesh is known for logical skills and forensic science which he uses to solve complicated criminal cases. This compilation has a total of 32 stories which unfolds different aspects of Byomkesh’s character.
A major chunk of avid Bengali readers prefers Bengali literature in comparison to foreign literature. OCS is a one-stop online book store in Kolkata for the book worms. We have the most comprehensive catalogue of books that covers all-time cherished books of Bengali literature. Buy books online Kolkata to experience a memorable journey of reading.