What are the best must-read Bengali books?

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    Parthiba is a fiction novel written by the famous Bengali author in India Sirshendu Mukhopadhyay. This book in Bengali edition was originally published in 1974.


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    Julia Jensen
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "Parthiba is a stimulating read. worth learning bengali for!"
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    #2Sesher Kobita, the Last Poem

    Sesher Kobita, the Last Poem

    Sesher Kobita, the Last Poem is a classic novel written by one of India's greatest poets Rabindranath Tagore and translated by Anindita Mukhopadhyay. This novel was originally published in 1928.


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    Lawrence Banks
    Written on May 1, 2018
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    #3Jochna O Jononir Golpo

    Jochna O Jononir Golpo

    Jochna O Jononir Golpo is a Bengali book written by Humayun Ahmed. This historical fiction book with stories about the war was originally published in 2004.


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    Ankita Rodrigues
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "The book Jochna O Jonoir Golpo is a Bengali book that has not gained popularity since it's release in 2004. While it has elements of historical fiction and plenty of enticing war stories, it hasn't made it to the forefront of best selling books. It does offer entertainment value, but I wouldn't put it on the top "must-read" list."
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    #4Byomkesh Samagra

    Byomkesh Samagra
    Byomkesh Samagra is a mystery fiction book written by Sharadindu Bandyopadhyay. This detective fiction novel by a 20th-century Bengali author was originally published in 1995. This book is in Bengali Edition.

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    Christine Rios
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "The writer is so very talented. The mystery story is very well written. I read it quickly because I wanted to see what happened."
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    #5Shanku Samagra

    Shanku Samagra

    Shanku Samagra (Bengali Edition) is a science-fiction book written and illustrated by Satyajit Ray. This book is a collection of Shanku stories. It was originally published in 2002.


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    Roger Vasquez
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "This book is a must read, it is great collection of Shanku stories with great illustrations. It takes readers to on several journeys."
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    #6Galpa 101

    Galpa 101
    Galpa 101 is a collection of short stories in Bengali written by Indian author Satyajit Ray. This book is applicable to readers of all ages. This book was originally published in 2001.

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    Raúl Hernández
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "A great introductory book. Lots of different stories so you won't get bored or stuck on just one if you don't like it."
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    Srikanta is a classic Bengali novel written by Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay. This English-translated book was originally published in 1917. It is considered the first modern Indian novel.


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    Frances May
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "Srikanta is a must read. Such a great Bengali love story. I feel in love with Srikanta and his adventures. From the love of Pyari to Kamal Lata you will be wanting more. "
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    Durbin is a fiction novel written by Sirshendu Mukhopadhyay. This book in Bengali edition was originally published in 1986. In this book, the author narrates a long story of Three Generations.


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    Craig Cole
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "If you're interested in culture and literature from Bangladesh, you'll love this. Wonderful story."
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    #9Sei Somoy

    Sei Somoy
    Sei Somoy is a classic historical fiction novel written by Sunil Gangopadhyay. This was originally published in 1991. In this book, the story takes place during 1840-1870, and this was published in two volumes.

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    Diane Hall
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "I would say this book is a must-read if you are a fan of the Bengali books, but it's not for the casual reader. The writings of Sunil Gangopadhyay are deep and require an understanding of classic historical fiction from the mid 1800's in order to properly digest it. "
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    #10Tenida Samagra

    Tenida Samagra
    Tenida Samagra is a fiction book written by Narayan Gangopadhyay. This book is a collection of stories of Tenida, a fictional character who has a heart of gold and is respected because of his honesty and courage of mind. 

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    Samuel Pena
    Written on May 3, 2018
    "A collection of stories about a boy named Tenida who lives in Calcutta. His friends and he get into various different adventures that will make you smile. It's an easy read and plenty of the stories are amusing and also teach a life lesson. "


Best What are the best must-read Bengali books
1ParthibaBooks 23 Paid
2Sesher Kobita, the Last PoemBooks 22 Paid
3Jochna O Jononir GolpoBooks 16 Paid
4Byomkesh SamagraBooks 16 Paid
5Shanku SamagraBooks 15 Paid
6Galpa 101Books 13 Paid
7SrikantaBooks 13 Paid
8DurbinBooks 12 Paid
9Sei SomoyBooks 10 Paid
10Tenida SamagraBooks 3 Paid

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