Tarashankar Banerjee (1898-1971)

[N.B., please, that this Indian novelist is also known as Tarasankar Bandyopadhyay.]

“Indian novelist. One of Bengal’s finest novelists, Banerjee is largely concerned in his writings with the decay of the landlord class, and his sympathies lie with the oppressed peasantry. Most highly esteemed of his many books are Rai kamal (1934; tr The Eternal Locust, 1945) and Ganadevata (tr Temple Pavilion, 1969).”

Excerpted from: Murphy, Bruce, ed. Benet’s Reader’s Encyclopedia, Fourth Edition. New York: Harper Collins, 1996.

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