Biography of Triolokya Bhattacharjya

Troilokya Bhattacharjya                                                  

Assamese; b.1939) is a renowned short story writer and novelist of Assam. He had his primary and secondary education in local schools and obtained the B.A. degree from Anandaram Dhekial Phukan college ,Nagaon in 1964.Bhattacharjya studied philosophy for his M.A. in the University of Gauhati in 1966.Besides his mother tongue, he has working knowledge of  Bengali ,Hindi, Sanskrit and English .He was acquainted with the major literary creations of the world even while he was a school student and tried to compose poems at that time .Later on he switched over to short story and wrote Doctor-babu in his college magazine of 1962.Deep love for nature and country life dominated his creation up to 1965 in which year Shilalipi(Inscription),a detective short story making the second phase of his literary career was published in Navayug ,a literary weekly edited by Birendrakumar Bhattacharya.Thenceforth he turned his attention to short stories based on history; and Maidam(the grave),the first of the kind was published in Monideep,a monthly magazine edited by Nilmani Phukan in 1966.Bhattacharjya’s  novelette Buddhadevar Mirityu(Death of Lord Buddha)based on the Chinese aggression was published in Navayug.He was hailed by the reputed critics as a writer of distinction after the publication of the historical novel,Sanchipater puthi(Book of Sanchi Leaves)which won the first prize in the competition : In search of new writers sponsored by Sahitya Prakash,Guwahati in 1973. Incidentally the book started phase of his literary career. This was followed by another historical novel Charaideo in 1978. Over and above, more than hundred short stories of Troilokya Bhattacharjya have been published in various magazines of Assam. Some of his articles on the burning questions of his native state amply reveal his keen interest in and analytical approach to the problems. A few of his radio-dramas have been broadcast from All India Radio,Guwahati.Deep insight ,subtle delineation of characters coupled with vivid and minute description of incidents are the marked features of his literary creations. With these attributes Bhattacharjya has been able to establish his reputation in genre of literary fiction at a very young age.

Bibliography S.N.Sarma.Asamia Upanyasar Gatidhara (Guwahati, 1976)

          From Encyclopedia of Indian Literature Vol.1; Chief Editor: Amaresh Dutta

 Sahitya Academy, New Delhi (Assamese Section Editor: Golokchandra Goswami

Entry Contributed by S.N. Sarma.




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