Writers Famous Authors from Bangladesh

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List of the most popular authors from Bangladesh, listed alphabetically with photos when available. For centuries authors have been among the world's most important people, helping chronicle history and keep us entertained with one of the earliest forms of storytelling. Whether they're known for fiction, non-fiction, poetry or even technical writing, the famous Bangladeshi authors on this list have kept that tradition alive by writing renowned works that have been praised around the world. You can find useful information below about these notable Bangladeshi writers, such as when they were born and where their place of birth was.

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Jagadish Gupta is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Authors from Bangladesh
Jagadish Gupta was an Indian poet, novelist and short story writer. Known for his realistic view of life, strange character portrayal and unique narrative style, he was one of the major ...more

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Jagadish Chandra Bose is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Authors from Bangladesh
Collected physical papers of Sir Jagadis Chunder Bose, Comparative electro-physiology, The nervous mechanism of plants Jagadish Chandra Bose, CSI, CIE, FRS was a Bengali polymath, physicist, biologist, botanist, archaeologist, as well as an early writer of science fiction. He pioneered the investigation of radio ...more

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Jibanananda Das is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Authors from Bangladesh
Sudarśanā, Mālyabāna, Rupasī Bāṃlā Jibanananda Das was a Bengali poet, writer, novelist and essayist. Dimly recognised during his lifetime, today Das is acknowledged as “the premier poet of the post-Tagore era in India" and ...more

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Huseyn Shaheed Suhrawardy is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Authors from Bangladesh
Broadcast to the nation, Prime Minister's statement on foreign policy, December 9 Huseyn Shaheed Suhrawardy was a Bengali politician and statesman in the first half of the 20th-century. He served as the Prime Minister of Bengal in British India and was the fifth Prime ...more

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Syed Mujtaba Ali is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Authors from Bangladesh
Syed Mujtaba Ali was a Bengali author, academician, scholar and linguist.

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Akhtar Hameed Khan is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Authors from Bangladesh
Four rural development programmes, Rural development in East Pakistan, Community and agricultural development in Pakistan Akhtar Hameed Khan was a Pakistani development practitioner and social scientist. He promoted participatory rural development in Pakistan and other developing countries, and widely advocated ...more

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Kazi Nazrul Islam is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Authors from Bangladesh
Selected Poems of Kazi Nazrul Islam =, Mrityukshuda, Bandhan Hara Kazi Nazrul Islam is the national poet of Bangladesh. He was also a Bengali polymath, poet, writer, musician and revolutionary. Popularly known as Nazrul, his poetry and music espoused ...more

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Michael Madhusudan Dutt is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Authors from Bangladesh
The heart of a rebel poet, The slaying of Meghanada Michael Madhusudan Dutt, or Michael Madhusudan Dutta was a popular 19th-century Bengali poet and dramatist. He was born in Sagordari, on the bank of Kopotaksho River, a village in Keshabpur ...more

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Rokeya Sakhawat Hussain is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Authors from Bangladesh
Sultana's Dream, Motichur, Padmarag Begum Roquia Sakhawat Hussain, popularly known as Begum Rokeya, was a leading feminist writer and social worker in undivided Bengal during the early 20th century. She is most famous for her ...more

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Kamini Roy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Authors from Bangladesh
Kamini Roy was a leading Bengali poet, social worker and feminist in British India . She was the first woman honours graduate in British India.

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Sulekha Sanyal is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Authors from Bangladesh
Nabankur Sulekha Sanyal was a Bengali woman writer and activist. She emerged as an early feminist in the region through her work Nabankur in 1956. The work has been translated to English in 2001 by ...more

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Taslima Nasrin is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Authors from Bangladesh
Lajjā, All About Women, Love poems of Taslima Nasreen Taslima Nasrin is a Bangladeshi author and former physician who has lived in exile since 1994. From a literary profile as a poet in the late 1980s, she rose to global fame by the end of the 20th ...more

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Humayun Ahmed is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Authors from Bangladesh
Kabi, Galpa samagra, Darajāra opāśe Humayun Ahmed was a Bangladeshi author, dramatist, screenwriter, playwright and filmmaker. Dawn referred to him as the cultural legend of Bangladesh. Ahmed reached peak of his fame with the ...more

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Muhammad Yunus is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Authors from Bangladesh
Banker to the Poor, Creating a World Without Poverty, Story of a deep tubewell with a difference Muhammad Yunus is a Bangladeshi social entrepreneur, banker, economist and civil society leader who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for founding the Grameen Bank and pioneering the concepts of ...more

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Prafulla Chandra Ray is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Authors from Bangladesh
A history of Hindu chemistry from the earliest times to the middle of the sixteenth century A.D. Acharya Prafulla Chandra Ray was an Bengali chemist, educator and entrepreneur. The Royal Society of Chemistry honoured his life and work with the first ever Chemical Landmark Plaque outside ...more

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Nabendu Ghosh is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Authors from Bangladesh
Nabendu Ghosh Nabendu Ghosh was an acclaimed Indian author in Bengali literature, and screenwriter. He has written screenplays of classic Bollywood movies like, Sujata, Bandini, Devdas, Majhli Didi, Abhimaan ...more

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Monica Ali is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Authors from Bangladesh
Alentejo Blue, Brick Lane, Siete mares^! trece ríos Monica Ali is a Bangladeshi-born British writer and novelist. In 2003 she was selected as one of the "Best of Young British Novelists" by Granta magazine based on her unpublished ...more

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Anisul Hoque is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Authors from Bangladesh
Anisul Hoque is a Bangladeshi screenwriter, novelist, dramatist and journalist.

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Anwar Pasha is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Authors from Bangladesh
Rabindra Chhotagalpa Samiksa, Samudra Sankhalata Ujjayini, Sahityashilpi Abul Fazal Anwar Pasha was a Bangladeshi author and novelist. He was a martyred intellectual of 1971. Anwar Pasha was born on 15 April 1928 at Dabkai village in Murshidabad. His father was Haji Makrom

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Mohitlal Majumdar is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Authors from Bangladesh
Mohitlal Majumdar, a renowned Bengali author, was born at Kanchrapara village in Nadia district, India. Mohitlal started as a poet, but later became better known as a literary critic.

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Muhammed Zafar Iqbal is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Authors from Bangladesh
Muhammed Zafar Iqbal is a Bangladeshi author of science fiction and children's literature. He is a professor of computer science and engineering and also head of the department of electrical and ...more

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Syed Shamsul Haque is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Authors from Bangladesh
Syed Shamsul Haque Syed Shamsul Haq is a Bangladeshi poet and writer.

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Tahmima Anam is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Authors from Bangladesh
A Golden Age, The Good Muslim Tahmima Anam is a Bangladeshi writer, novelist and columnist. Her first novel, A Golden Age, was published by John Murray in 2007 and was the Best First Book winner of the 2008 Commonwealth ...more

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Lalon is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Authors from Bangladesh
Lalon, also known as Lalon Sain, Lalon Shah, or Lalon Fakir, was a Bengali Baul saint, mystic, songwriter, social reformer and thinker. In Bengali culture he has become an icon of religious ...more

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Buddhadeb Bosu is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Authors from Bangladesh
An acre of green grass, The selected poems of Buddhadeva Bose Buddhadeva Bose was a major Bengali writer of the 20th century. Frequently referred to as a poet, he was a versatile writer who wrote novels, short stories, plays and essays in addition to ...more

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Zahir Raihan is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Authors from Bangladesh
Zahir Raihan was a Bangladeshi novelist, writer and filmmaker. He is perhaps best known for his documentary Stop Genocide made during the Bangladesh Liberation War.

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Humayun Azad is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Authors from Bangladesh
Naari Humayun Azad was a Bangladeshi author, poet, scholar and linguist. He wrote more than seventy titles. In 2012, the Government of Bangladesh honoured him with Ekushey Padak posthumously.

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Bande Ali Mia is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Authors from Bangladesh
Bande Ali Mia was a Bangladeshi poet.

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Shamsur Rahman is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Authors from Bangladesh
Shamsur Rahman was a Bangladeshi poet, columnist and journalist. Rahman, who emerged in the latter half of the 20th century, wrote more than sixty books of poetry and is considered a key figure ...more

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Shawkat Osman is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Authors from Bangladesh
Shawkat Osman The state witness Shawkat Osman was a Bangladeshi novelist and short story writer.

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Jahanara Imam is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Authors from Bangladesh
Ekattorer Dingulee Jahanara Imam was a Bangladeshi Bengali writer and political activist. She is most widely remembered for her efforts to bring those accused of committing war crimes in the Bangladesh Liberation ...more

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Narendranath Mitra is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Authors from Bangladesh
Narendranath Mitra Mahanagar., Abataranika Narendranath Mitra, was a renowned Bengali writer, poet.

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Sirajul Islam is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Authors from Bangladesh
Banglapedia, The Bengal Land Tenure Sirajul Islam is the chairman of the Board of Editors of Banglapedia, the national encyclopedia of Bangladesh, and the editor of the Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bangladesh.

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Sufia Kamal is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Authors from Bangladesh
Sanjher Maya Begum Sufia Kamal was a Bangladeshi poet, freedom fighter, feminist and political activist. Kamal was an influential cultural icon in the Bengali nationalist movement of the 1950s and 60s and an ...more

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Jasimuddin is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Authors from Bangladesh
Jasimuddin Mollah was a Muslim Bengali poet, songwriter, prose writer, folklore collector and radio personality. He is commonly known in Bangladesh as Polli Kobi, for his faithful rendition of ...more

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Abdullah Abu Sayeed is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Authors from Bangladesh
Abdullah Abu Sayeed is a Bangladeshi writer, television presenter, organizer and activist. He is currently the Chairman of Bishwa Sahitya Kendra, a non-profit organization that promotes the ...more

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Khondakar Ashraf Hossain is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Authors from Bangladesh
Khondakar Ashraf Hossain was a leading poet, essayist, translator and editor from Bangladesh. He wrote more than eighteen titles.

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Mushfiqul Alam is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Authors from Bangladesh
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Nilima Ibrahim is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Authors from Bangladesh
Nilima Ibrahim was an Indian, East Pakistani, and later Bangladeshi educationist, littérateur and social worker. She is well known for her scholarship on Bengali literature but even more ...more

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Selim Al Deen is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Authors from Bangladesh
Selim Al-Deen was a Bangladeshi playwright and theatre artist. He was the founder chairperson of the Department of Drama and Dramatics at Jahangirnagar University, Bangladesh. He died on 14 ...more

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Mir Mosharraf Hossain is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Authors from Bangladesh
Bishad Shindhu Mir Mosharraf Hossain was a Bengali language novelist, playwright and essayist in 19th century Bengal. He is principally known for his famous novel Bishad Sindhu. He is considered as the first ...more

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Pramatha Chowdhury is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Authors from Bangladesh
Pramathanath Chaudhuri, known as Pramatha Chaudhuri, alias Birbal, is an exceptionally illuminating persona in modern Bengali literature. It is astounding how he kept hold of his uniqueness in ...more

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Akhteruzzaman Elias is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Authors from Bangladesh
Akhteruzzaman Elias Akhteruzzaman Elias, born in Gaibandha District, was a Bangladeshi novelist and short story writer. Though he wrote only two novels, critics place Elias in the pantheon of great Bengali

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Syed Waliullah is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Authors from Bangladesh
Syed Waliullah was a Bangladeshi novelist, short-story writer and playwright. He is most well known in Bengali literature for his first novel, Lalsalu. He is a cousin of physicist and ...more

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Farrukh Ahmad is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Authors from Bangladesh
Farrukh Ahmad was a poet and writer of Bangladesh. He is commonly known as the 'Poet of the Muslim renaissance', as many of his poems embody the spirit of resurrection, particularly in the ...more

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Ahsan Habib is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Authors from Bangladesh
Ahsan Habib was a Bangladeshi poet and literary figure in Bengali culture. He was born in the village of Shankarpasha, in Pirojpur. Before the India-Pakistan partition, he worked on several ...more

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Nurul Momen is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Authors from Bangladesh
Nurul Momen, also known as Natyaguru, was a professor, educationist, pioneer playwright & director, actor, Belles letters writer, satirist, personal essayist, humorist, acclaimed orator, ...more

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Hasnat Abdul Hye is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Authors from Bangladesh
Hasnat Abdul Hye Case studies on rural poverty alleviation in the Commonwealth Bangladesh Hasnat Abdul Hye is a Bangladesi writer and novelist. He received the national award Ekushey Padak for his contribution to literature in 1994. His novel Sultan was nominated for the Irish Impact ...more

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Abdur Rouf Choudhury is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Authors from Bangladesh
Abdur Rouf Choudhury was a Bengali writer Choudhury was born on 1 March 1929, in Habiganj District, Bangladesh where his father Azhar Choudhury, a land owner, and his mother Nazmun Nesa ...more

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Anwar Hossain is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Authors from Bangladesh
Anwar Hossain Anwar Hossain is a veteran photographer and cinematographer of Bangladesh. Hossain has written number of books on photography. His photography captured the Liberation war of Bangladesh. He was ...more