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 have 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.
21. বরফ গলা নদী ( Ice Throat River) by Zahir Raihan :
Borof Gola Nodi is based on the struggles, joys, sorrows, and findings of a lower-middle-class family. The novel gives a good idea of the life of a lower-middle-class family in 1969.
22. হাজার বছর ধরে (Hazar Bochor Dhore) by Zahir Raihan:
The story revolves around a village on the banks of the Pari Dighi. The way of life that has been going on for thousands of years, the game of hope-despair, love-love, want-power is going on, but it is not easy to see, it is covered in darkness.
No matter what happens in a stagnant society, women have no rights. Women are just dolls. Men dance them the way they want. In such a society, marrying someone of one’s own free will is a serious crime.
Superstition, child marriage, polygamy, violence against women living in this dark society.
23. দেশে বিদেশে (In a Land Far From Home) by Syed Mujtaba Ali :
‘দেশে বিদেশে’ is Mujtaba Ali’s first book. According to many critics, this book is the greatest. For the first time, people are acquainted with the colorful experience arranged in his tasteful words by this novel. This travel story was published part by part in Desh Patrika. Although the book is titled ‘At Home and Abroad’, it is mainly about his life and experience in Afghanistan. This is the first successful travelogue in Bengali literature.
24. দীপু নাম্বার টু (Dipu Number Two) by Muhammed Zafar Iqbal :
A huge part of a person’s childhood memory is spent growing up with friends and playmates in their life. Little naughtiness in the middle of the class, hiding with a friend’s food during tiffin, mischief on the football or cricket field, nothing is left out of the memory.
But no matter what the friends were like, that friendship was innocent and as clear as water. This friendship was the strongest bond in this divided world. And Dipu Number Two is a memory full of such a bunch of friendship stories, full of adventurous adventures written by Muhammed Zafar Iqbal.
25. শ্রীকান্ত (Srikanta) by Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay :
‘Srikanta’ is the masterpiece creation of writer Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay. He wrote this novel from his life experience in four volumes that took him 16 years. First volumes published in 1917, second in 1918, third in 1926, and the final volumes in 1933.
26. দূরবীন (Durbeen) by Shirshendu Mukhopadhyay :
Durbeen is a well-written book by Shirshendu Mukhopadhyay. Writes tries to tell the story from three generations. Durbeen was published part by part at Desh Patrika that took 2 years.
27. কাবুলিওয়ালা (Kabuliwala) by Rabindranath Tagore :
Kabuliwala ( The Fruitseller from Kabul) is the story of a father’s love for his daughter and the transfer of that love to another little girl. Another great story by world-famous writer Rabindranath Tagore.
28. কোথাও কেউ নেই ( Kothao Keu Nei) By Humayun Ahmed :
Another biggest hit of late Humayun Ahmed sir. The story followed the adventures of a small gang consisting of Baker Bhai, Bodi, and Mojnu. A drama series is also made from this story. Viewers didn’t like the finishing of the series and made a protest against that.
This is not the final list of best books in Bangla, there are many great novels in Bengali Literature, I could not write down all. Some of those are also the most popular books in Bengali Literature like the Himu series by Humayun Ahmed, Sathahan by Somoresh Mojumder.
Tried to read more books by other writers, you can’t depend on this list.