Bibhutibhushan Bandyopadhyay

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Bibhutibhushan Bandyopadhyay

Bibhutibhushan Bandyopadhyay (12 September 1894 – 1 November 1950) was an Indian Bengali author and one of the leading writers of modern Bengali literature. His best known work is the autobiographical novel Pather Panchali (The Song of the Road), which was later adapted (along with Aparajito, the sequel) into The Apu Trilogy of films directed by Satyajit Ray.


  • The soil was adequately prepared for some of the great bildungsromans of modern India: Saratchandra Chattopadhyay's four-volume Sreekanta, Bibhuti Bhushan Bandyopadhyay's Father Panchati and Aparajito...
    • The First Promise, Ashapurna Debi, 2004
  • The death in November of the well-beloved novelist, Bibhuti Bhushan Bandyopadhyay, in his fifties, leaves a void in the life of Bengal. He was unsurpassed in his portrayal of the countryside....
    • A challenging decade: Bengali literature in the forties, Lila Ray, 1998
  • I thought that while Gurudeva Rabindranath was the greatest poet of modem times, Bibhuti Bhushan Bandopadhyaya could rub shoulders with any great novelist the world had known.
    • Sita Ram Goel, How I became a Hindu, Chapter 8

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