Jharna Das Purkayastha

Jharna Das Purkayastha, who has an MA in Bangla, is a well known Bangladeshi writer. She has written 10 novels and 12 collections of short stories. She has also written several books for children. A socially conscious and sensitive storyteller, she focuses on social injustice as well as the plight of women in an unequal world. She is a well known lyricist; several of her songs have been rendered to music and sung by famous artists on radio and television. In 2008 she received the Anannya Literary Award for Literature. Among her earlier awards are the Shishu Sahitya Kendra Award for her children’s fiction, the Sajidunnessa Khatun Chowdhurani Literary Award, the Qamar Mushtari Sriti Award, and the Lekhika Sangha Award.

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