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Shibram Chakraborty was a popular Bengali writer, humorist and revolutionary who is best known for his humorous stories. His best known short stories and novels are renowned for their unique use of pun, alliteration, play of words and ironic humour. Chakrabarty was born into the well-known Chanchal Rajbari royal house of Chanchal family, although his ancestral home was in Malda. He was born at his maternal uncle's house in Kolkata , the capital of British India.

His father was Shibprashad Chakrabarty. A spiritualist by nature, Shibprashad would often speak of the road. Shibram inherited his wanderlust from his father. In school, he played an active role in the Swadeshi movement part of the struggle for Indian independence and as a result jailed, which resulted in his inability to sit for the matriculation exam. Despite not progressing further with his education, Chakrabarty studied on his own and was knowledgeable in a variety of subjects.

He turned its walls into a hand-written calendar, documenting his time there. He never married and was known as a "free spirit" and was generous to his friends. His initial foray into literature was as a poet. His first book of poems was called Manush Man.

These were tinged with humour and got him noticed in the public eye. Subsequently, he started writing stories and novels.

His writing is noted for use of literary puns as a key story vehicle — speculated to be a first in Bengali literature. He is also noted for his self-deprecating humour. He also created a detective character named Kalke Kashi.

Advertisements for his books often bill him as the King of Laughter. During his year career he authored more than books. Shibram spent his early days in Paharpur and Chanchal. In his boyhood days, he once ran away from home. In the last phase of his life, he ran into serious financial difficulties and the West Bengal Government put him on a monthly allowance.

He died in Kolkata in From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Shibram Chakraborty. The Times of India. Retrieved 4 July Confessions of an avid bibliophile. Categories : births deaths 20th-century Bengali poets 20th-century Indian poets Bengali writers Poets from West Bengal Indian independence activists from West Bengal Writers from Kolkata Bengali male poets Indian male poets People from Malda district 20th-century Indian male writers. Namespaces Article Talk. Views Read Edit View history.

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Shibram Rachana Samagra By Shibram Chakraborty

They are well-meaning but bumbling chaps. The stories are gently told but the brothers can get into some silly scrapes. With every story you want to read more and more. Loved it! According to the delightful author blurb in the book, Shibram Chakraborty wrote extensively for both children and adults, using his trademark humour and wordplay to tell stories about the peculiarities of human beings. Chakraborty was a free spirit who ran away from home as a boy, took part in the freedom movement and went to jail as a teenager — he never finished school — and lived alone in a boarding house in Calcutta most of his adult life. His stories are about eccentric people in absurd situations, and brim over with fun and puns.


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