Those Days (novel)

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Those Days
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Author Sunil Gangopadhyay
Original titleসেই সময় (Sei Samay)
TranslatorAruna Chakravorty
GenreHistorical novel
Publisher Ananda Publishers, Penguin Books
Published in English
Awards Sahitya Akademi Award
ISBN 9780140268522
OCLC 39516159
Followed by First Light  

Those Days (Bengali : সেই সময় ) is a historical novel by Indian writer Sunil Gangopadhyay. It was first published as a serialized novel in the Bengali literary magazine Desh . Gangopadhyay won the Sahitya Akademi Award for the novel in 1985.

The story centers around the life of Nabinkumar (character based on Kaliprasanna Singha), along with legendary historical figures including Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar, the reformer; Michael Madhusudan Dutt, the poet; the father and son duo of Dwarkanath Tagore and Debendranath Tagore; Harish Mukherjee, the journalist; Keshab Chandra Sen, the Brahmo Samaj radical; David Hare and John Bethune, the English educationists; Dinabandhu Mitra, the playwright; Radhanath Sikdar, the mathematician; Bhudev Mukhopadhyay, the novelist; and others. [1]

Yugantar, an Indian television series that aired on DD National in the 1980s, was based on Sei Somoy. [2] The novel was translated into Gujarati by Uma Randeria as Nava Yugnu Parodh (2002). [3]

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  2. "Yugantar (Old Doordarshan TV Serial)". Free Online India. Retrieved 19 January 2021.
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