Spouse Pranati Bhattacharya
Died July 31, 2014, Kolkata
Name Nabarun Bhattacharya
Children Tathagata Bhattacharya
|Born 23 June 1948Baharampur (Berhampur), West Bengal (1948-06-23) |
Occupation writer, editor, theater activist
Notable works Herbert (1994), "Andho Biral", "Fyataru"
Notable awards Sahitya Akademi Award (Bengali)
Relatives Bijon Bhattacharya (Father)Mahashweta Devi (Mother)
Movies Kangal Malsat, [email protected], Terrorist
Parents Bijon Bhattacharya, Mahasweta Devi
Similar People Bijon Bhattacharya, Suman Mukhopadhyay, Mahasweta Devi, Kabir Suman, Arin Paul
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Nabarun Bhattacharya (23 June 1948 – 31 July 2014) was an Indian Bengali writer who was committed to a revolutionary and radical aesthetics. He was born at Baharampur (Berhampur), West Bengal. He was the only child of actor, playwright Bijon Bhattacharya and writer, activist Mahashweta Devi. His maternal grandfather was the well-known writer from the Kallol era, Manish Ghatak.
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- Personal life
- The characters called Fyataru
- Major works
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He studied in Kolkata, first Geology, then English, from Calcutta University. Nabarun married with Pranati Bhattacharya, was professor of political science. Their only child Tathagata is a Delhi-based journalists.
In an interview, Nabarun had said that once he used to be a hardline communist but was no longer so. In response to a question regarding what he thought to be the most prominent ideological change in him, he said "I am no longer anthropocentric".
Aside from fiction, he has also written poetry, of which Ei Mrityu Upotyoka Aaamaar Desh Na (This Valley of Death Is Not My Country) is an example.
The characters called Fyataru
His magic realist writings introduced a strange set of human beings to Bengali readers, called Faytaru (fyat: the sound created by kites while they are flown; otherwise, fyat has also a hint of someone worthless, deriving from the words foto, faaltu; uru: related to flying), who are an anarchic underclass fond of sabotage and are capable of flying whenever they utter the mantra 'fyat fyat sh(n)aai sh(n)aai' (This mantra was made into a song by the popular Bangla band Chandrabindoo in one of its albums). They appear in his books Mausoleum, Kaangaal Maalshaat, Fatarur Bombachaak, Fyatarur Kumbhipaak and Mobloge Novel. Suman Mukhopadhyay, who was basically from a theatrical background, dramatized Kaangaal Maalshaat.
Nabarun Bhattacharya died of intestinal cancer at Thakurpukur cancer hospital, Kolkata on 31 July 2014.