It is not easy to pick the best books in Bangla amongst the vast Bengali literature. Bengali literature circumferences came from different eras and different genres.
Writers from both Bangladesh and West Bengal of India has been enriched the Bangla language. Their writings are not only read by the Bengalees but also other language’s people because most of the major Bengali literature works have been translated into other languages.
We are giving you a list of the best books in Bangla but you can obviously find them translated into other languages.
11. শঙ্খনীল কারাগার (Shonkhonil Karagar) by Humayun Ahmed :
One of the best books by Humayun Ahmed. The story will touch you every time. I suggest people read this one. Shonkhonil Karagar was published in 1973. A popular movie has been made from this novel with the same name in Bangladesh.
12. পুতুল নাচের ইতিকথা (Putul Nacher Itikotha) Manik Bandopadhyay :
Putul Nacher Itikotha was first published on May 22nd, 1936. Another popular novel by Manik Bandopadhyay. The use of proper adjectives makes it unique. The ease of writing is astounding, the characterization of this novel mesmerizing. Little philosophical, could have gone into more psychological depths.
13. শঙ্কু সমগ্র (Shanku Samagra) by Satyajit Ray :
At the time of its publication, the format of this novel was such a novelty in Bengali literature, each story is written in the form of a diary entry that made the reader actually consider the possibility of whether Shonku was indeed a living person. The primary target was young adults. The great aspect of this series is that readers can learn so much about the different cultures of the world. This can be really great for teen, who seeks information along with the thrill of a good story.
14. ফেলুদা সমগ্র (The Complete Adventures of Feluda) by Satyajit Ray :
The main character in a series of detective stories written by Satyajit Ray is Pradosh Chandra Mitra (Mitter), the private detective. Mostly known by his nickname, Feluda. Feluda is a Bengali Detective who solves mysteries using his incisive intellect. Feluda is characterized as a tall and athletic man, who is well-versed in martial arts and can handle firearms with ease. But, he prefers to solve crimes with his analytical skills, aided by his keen powers of observation. In 1965, the Bengali children’s magazine, Sandesh, Feluda was first published. His first adventure was titled-Feluda Goendagiri. Satyajit Ray wrote a total of 35 Feluda stories, the last one was published in 1992.
15. সেই সময় (Those Days) by Sunil Gangopadhyay :
This is the time when the Babusamaj of Calcutta is engrossed in wine, women, and luxury, while the newly educated youths are imitating British passionately, villages are destitute and the people are being exploited in the name of cultural practice, society, and religious reform, young Vidyasagar are rising in the middle class, the writer is talking about those time.
16. গল্পগুচ্ছ (Golpoguccho) by Rabindranath Tagore :
Golpo Guccho is a popular Bengali book of Rabindranath Tagore. The book has a collection of 95 Short Stories which are most popular. He wrote most of the stories from Bengali Year 1298 to 1310. Indian Publishing House first published the book from 1908 to 1909 by Five Parts. The most popular stories of the books are Post Master, Babodhan, Hoimonti, Nostonir, Malayadan, Fail, etc.
17. একাত্তরের দিনগুলি ( Of Blood And Fire: The Untold Story Of Bangladesh’s War Of Independence) by Jahanara Imam :
“Ekattorer Dinguli” is an extraordinary narrative of the war of independence in 1971. Where three million lives died and the war lasted for nine months, leaving the country almost destroyed. However, behind those numbers and visible losses, there was excruciating pain suffered by the ones who survived. Jahanara Imam reveals those painful memories, in the form of a diary in “Ekattorer Dinguli”.
18. জোছনা ও জননীর গল্প (Jochona O Jononir Golpo) by Humayun Ahmed:
Probably the best work of Humayun Ahmed. This book represents the brief history of the Liberation War of Bangladesh in such an amazing way that while reading the book readers could feel the mental situation of the people who’s life had gone horribly out of track due to the devastating war.
19. মা (Freedom’s Mother) by Anisul Hoque :
“Mother” is a liberation war-based novel. The author finds this story from the freedom fighter playwright Nasiruddin Yusuf Bachchu. This novel about the true life of Maghfar Ahmed Chowdhury Azad and his mother, a heroic freedom fighter of the liberation war of Bangladesh. The book was widely acclaimed and got a lot of readerships.
20. পদ্মানদীর মাঝি (Padma River Boatman) by Manik Bandopadhyay :
Padma Nadir Majhi was the first novel written about riverine people in the vast courtyard of modern Bengali novels. It was published in 1936.
The novel revolves around the life of an insignificant man called Kuber. The novel is beautifully arranged around his financial and moral life, hopes and aspirations, happiness and sorrow.