Sankar


Born
in Bonogram, Jessore, British Indian Ocean Territory
December 07, 1933


Shankar's real name is Mani Shankar Mukherjee. Sankar is a very popular writer in the Bengali language. He grew up in Howrah district of West Bengal, India.
Shankar's father died while Shankar was still a teenager, as a result of which Shankar became a clerk to the last British barrister of the Calcutta High Court, Noel Frederick Barwell. The experience of working under Mr. Barwell provided the material for his first book Koto Ojanare (কত অজানারে), translated as The Great Unknown.
During 1962, Shankar conceived the idea of writing the novel Chowringhee on a rainy day at the waterlogged crossing of Central Avenue and Dalhousie - a busy business district in the heart of Kolkata.
Many of Shankar's works have been made into films. Some notable on
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Chowringhee

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3.89 avg rating — 1,445 ratings — published 1962 — 17 editions
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The Middleman

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3.95 avg rating — 233 ratings — published 1973 — 4 editions
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The Monk as Man: The Unknow...

3.79 avg rating — 149 ratings — published 2011
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The Great Unknown

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3.94 avg rating — 124 ratings — published 1955 — 5 editions
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অচেনা অজানা বিবেকানন্দ

4.19 avg rating — 36 ratings — published 2008
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সীমাবদ্ধ

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 30 ratings — published 1962 — 2 editions
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ঘরের মধ্যে ঘর

4.07 avg rating — 44 ratings3 editions
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নিবেদিতা রিসার্চ ল্যাবরেটরি

3.57 avg rating — 28 ratings — published 1966
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এক ব্যাগ শংকর

3.82 avg rating — 22 ratings — published 1977
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জন-অরণ্য

4.31 avg rating — 16 ratings
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