|Born||May 24, 1920|
Narsingdi, Bengal Presidency, British India
|Died||March 8, 1942 (aged 21)|
Dacca, Bengal Presidency, British India
|Occupation||Marxist activist, writer, trade union leader|
Somen Chanda was born in Narsingdi District, British India in 1920. In 1936 he passed Entrance examination from Pogose School and entered in medical school attached with Mitford hospital in Dacca. He was attracted to marxist politics and trade union movement in student life.
Chanda joined in Progressive Writers' Association or Pragati Lekhak Sangha and anti fascist activism in Dhaka. He wrote his first novel Banya while he was 17. He wrote number of short stories, drama and articles in their literary journals which were collectively published posthumously. His stories were translated in many languages.
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