Bijon Bhattacharya

Bijon Bhattacharya (Bengali: বিজন ভট্টাচার্য) (17 July 1915 – 19 January 1978) was an Indian theatre and film actor from West Bengal.[1]

Bijon Bhattacharya
Bijon Bhattacharya
Bijon Bhattacharya in Nabanna
Born(1915-07-17)17 July 1915
Died19 January 1978(1978-01-19) (aged 62)
NationalityIndian
OccupationActor
Spouse(s)Mahasweta Devi (1947–1962)
ChildrenNabarun Bhattacharya

Bhattacharya was born in 1915 at Faridpur (now in Bangladesh) to a Hindu, Bengali Brahmin family, and was an early witness to the destitution and penury of the peasantry of that land.[2] He became a member of the Indian People’s Theatre Association (IPTA).

Personal lifeEdit

Bijon Bhattacharya married the Jnanpith Award-winning Bengali writer, Mahasweta Devi. Their only son Nabarun Bhattacharya, a Bengali writer, was born in 1948.

WorksEdit

DramasEdit

  • Agun
  • Nabanna (Fresh Harvest) (1944)
  • Jabanbandi (Confession)[3]
  • Kalanka
  • Mara Chand (Dead Moon) (1951)
  • Gotrantar (Change of Lineage) (1959)
  • Debi Garjan (Shouting of the Goddess) (1966)
  • Garbhabati Janani (Pregnant Mother) (1969)
  • Krishnapaksha
  • Aj Basanta
  • Chalo Sagare
  • Lash Ghuirya Jauk
  • Aborodh
  • Krishnapaksha
  • Jionkanya
  • Hanskhalir Hans

FilmsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Arnold P. Kaminsky; Roger D. Long PhD (2011). India Today: An Encyclopedia of Life in the Republic: An Encyclopedia of Life in the Republic. ABC-CLIO. p. 431. ISBN 978-0-313-37462-3.
  2. ^ Kennedy, Dennis (2003). The Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre & Performance: A-L. Vol. 1. Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-191-72781-8. Archived from the original on 11 October 2020. Retrieved 8 August 2020.
  3. ^ Aparna Bhargava Dharwadker (2005). Theatres of Independence: Drama, Theory, and Urban Performance in India Since 1947. University of Iowa Press. pp. 407–. ISBN 978-0-87745-961-3. Archived from the original on 21 June 2013. Retrieved 11 October 2020.

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