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30, Haripada Dutta Lane, Indrolok Appartment,
Flat-B/4, Kolkata-700 033, West Bengal, India

Phone No. : (033) 2417-8359
Mobile : 098304 94883
Contact Person : Mrs. Bani Basu

E-mail : bani_basu@yahoo.in

Web Page : http://www.calcuttayellowpages.com/adver/107696.html
 
About Her

Bani Basu is one of the leading personalities of the modern Bengali Literature, born on 11th March, 1939 in North Calcutta. She studied in Lady Brabourne College, Scottish Church College and Calcutta University with honours and M.A. in English. She served Bijoy Krishna Girls College, Howrah as a lecturer and then head of the department. Her translation of Sri Aurobindo’s Poem, published in “Srinvantu” magazine, first established her as a translator, later she translated two volumes of Mangham’s and one volume of D.H Lawrence’s stories which own a wide readership. She started her career as an original author from 1980, first in “Anandamala”, a Juvenile Magazine, then in “Desh” and other periodicals of the time. Now she is renowned as a Novelist, short story writer, essayist, writing for children and teenagers as well. Some of her fictions have been made into films & TV Serial.

 
Her books which have been translated so far:

"Antarghat" as 'Enemy Withim" (English: published by "Orient Long Men")
"Maitreya Jatak" as 'The Birth of the Maitreya' (English: published by 'Stree'), also in hindi (Jaan Pith)
"Kharap Chhelay" as 'Dark Afternoons' (English: published by 'Katha')
"Gandharbi"
as 'Gandharbi' (Marathi: published by 'Mehta Publishers')
, also in english (Orient & Kala Swan)
"Janma Bhumi Matribhumi" as 'Janmabhumi Matribhumi' (Hindi: published by 'Bani Prakashan')
"Ujan Jatra" as 'Ujan Jatra' (Oriys: published in Oriya Magazine)
"Panchan Purush" as the fifth man into english (Random House)

 
Awards won by her:
  • Tara Sankar Award (1991)
  • Sahitys Setu Award (1995)
  • Siromoni Award (1997)
  • Ananda Award (1997)
  • Bankim Award (1998)
  • Mahadevi Birla Award (1998)
  • Katha Award (2003)
  • Pratima Mitra Smriti Award (2007)
  • Kabi Krittibas Sahitys Award (2008)
  • Bhuban Mohini Dasi Swarna Padak, Calcutta University, 2008
  • Sachindra Nath Sahitya Award
  • Sahitya Akademi Award 2010

Scholarship :
"Writers in Residence" grant from Sahitya Academy from 2010 - 2011
 

Some of her published books:

Novels :

  • Janmabhumi Matribhumi
  • Antarghat
  • Pancham Purush.
  • Shet Phatharer thala
  • Uttar Sadhak
  • Gandharbi
  • Ekushe Pa
  • Didi Maser Gene
  • Britter Baire
  • Kinar Theke Kinare
  • Meyeli Adder Halchal
  • Moom
  • Radhanagar
  • Bhanga Pather Ranga Dhulay
  • Nikhilesh
  • Composition
  • Chalshar Dairy
  • Nikhilesh
  • Amrita
  • Kharap Chhele
  • Timir Bidar
  • Jharer kheya
  • Maitreya Jatak
  • Ashtam Garbha
  • Ujan Jatra (oriya)
  • Samudra Jatra
  • Khana Mihirer Dhipi
  • Je Jekhane Jai
  • Upanyas Panchak
  • Trekkers
  • Shakambharir Dwip
  • Ashwajoni (Dey's - 2010)
  • Fero Mon (2011-Bookfair)
  • Astamgarva 2nd part
  • Kalindi
  • Krishna
  • Ksatta
  • Ksatrabadhu
  • Amur Janye Monkemon
  • Sujodhan Durjodhan
  • Panchal Kanya Krishna
     
Story Books:
  • Mohana
  • Samudra
  • Nana Swader Galpa
  • Varandah –O-Anyanya
  • Golper Sat Satero
  • Jakhan Chand Ebong
  • Galpa Samagra
  • Bachhai Golpa1,2,
  • Bachhai Golpa 3
  • Golpa Samagra 1,2,3
  • Muhurtha Katha Series
    [60 selected stories, from Parul
    Prakashani, 2010
    ]
  • Bindass (Novel lay) 2010
    (Collection of long stories)
  • Chalsar Dairy
Juvenile Literature :
  • Operation Arindom
  • Rupar Gachh.
  • Chotoder Golpo Samagra
  • Kahini Troyodash
  • Golpa Somogro Pamchan Khanda
       
 
Musicals - cum - Audio

Producing musicals with audio plays based specially on Rabindranath as part of her creation programs - these are till date

  1. Baishey or "Panthojoner Sakha" on Rabindranath's evolving concept of God.
  2. Borshar Album - a collage of Tagore, Atulprosad, D. I. Roy and Najrul - songs, along with excerpts of prose and poetry from Kalidas to Shakti Chattopadhyay.
  3. "Kebali Sapono" on Tagore's treatment of love in his novels. It is a combination of Tagore Songs and audio play adopted from his novels.
 

Films & TV Serials made on her books:-

  • Swet Patherer Thala (Film)
  • Gandharvi (Film and TV Serial)
  • Ekushe Pa (TV Serial)
  • Nandita (Tele Film)
  • Mrs. Gupta Ra (Tele Film)
  • Jakhan Chand (Tele Film)
  • Bhab Murti (Tele Film)
  • Ballyguange Court (Film)
  • Shakambherir Dwip (TV Serial)
  • Amrita (TV Serial)
 

 

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