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A prolific writer of contemporary literature in Bengal, Shirshendu Mukhopadhyay has engaged readers across generations. He has written extensively both for children and for adults. Many of his books have been adapted for the big screen by acclaimed directors. He is the recipient of several awards such as the Sahitya Academy Award, Ananda Puroshkar and others. His Monojder Adbhut Bari, Goshaibaganer Bhoot and Patalghar are treasured by young and old alike. His writings explore the many facets of human nature, and are lively and heartfelt. He has experimented with several genres, including science fiction, adventure and detective stories for both young adults and adults. He is presently associated with the Ananda Bazar Patrika magazine, Desh.

Jury Speak:

“Shirshendu Mukhopadhyay marries the mundane with the extra-ordinary with utmost ease, creating a unique fictional space that the reader is drawn into. His incredible sense of humour and unique vision have created a world where the nonsense and the unreal co-exist with the real in perfect harmony. Meeting the motley bunch of Shirshendu-esque characters in any of his innumerable books for children is a treat in itself. Both his arrays of characters as well as his inimitable humour are quintessentially Bengali.”

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