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 (Bengali: জগদীশ গুপ্ত) (5 July 1886 – 15 April 1957) was an Indian poet, novelist and short story writer. Known for his realistic view of life, strange character portrayal and ...more
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
Sir Jagadish Chandra Bose (;, IPA: [dʒɔɡodiʃ tʃɔndro bosu]; 30 November 1858 – 23 November 1937), also spelled Jagdish and Jagadis, was a polymath, physicist, biologist, biophysicist, botanist ...more
Jibanananda Das is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Authors from Bangladesh
Sudarśanā, Mālyabāna, Rupasī Bāṃlā
Jībanānanda Dāś (Bengali: জীবনানন্দ দাশ, ) (18 February 1899 – 22 October 1954) was a Bengali poet, writer, novelist and essayist. Popularly called "Rupashi Banglar Kabi'' (Poet of ...more
Huseyn Shaheed Suhraward... 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 (Bengali: হোসেন শহীদ সোহ্‌রাওয়ার্দী; Urdu: حسین شہید سہروردی‎; 8 September 1892 – 5 December 1963) was a Bengali politician and a lawyer who served as the fifth Prime ...more
Syed Mujtaba Ali is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Authors from Bangladesh
Syed Mujtaba Ali (Bengali: সৈয়দ মুজতবা আলী; 13 September 1904 – 11 February 1974) was a Bengali author, journalist, travel enthusiast, academic, scholar and linguist. He lived in Bangladesh, ...more
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
Akhter Hameed Khan (Urdu: اختر حمید خان‎, pronounced [ˈəxt̪ər ɦəˈmiːd̪ ˈxaːn]; 15 July 1914 – 9 October 1999) was a Pakistani development practitioner and social scientist. He promoted ...more
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 (Bengali: কাজী নজরুল ইসলাম, Bengali pronunciation: [kazi nozrul islam] (listen); 25 May 1899 – 29 August 1976) was a Bengali poet, writer, musician, anti-colonial revolutionary ...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 (Bengali: মাইকেল মধুসূদন দত্ত (Maikel Modhushudôn Dôtto ); 25 January 1824 – 29 June 1873) was a popular 19th-century Bengali ...more
Rokeya Sakhawat Hussain ... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Authors from Bangladesh
Sultana's Dream, Motichur, Padmarag
Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain (Bengali: রোকেয়া সাখাওয়াত হোসেন; 9 December? 1880 – 9 December 1932), commonly known as Begum Rokeya, was a Bengali feminist thinker, educator and political activist ...more
Kamini Roy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Authors from Bangladesh
Kamini Roy (12 October 1864 – 27 September 1933) was a leading Bengali poet, social worker and feminist in British India. She was the first woman honours graduate in British India.
Sulekha Sanyal is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Authors from Bangladesh
Sulekha Sanyal (15 June 1928 – c. 1962) was a Bengali woman writer and activist. She emerged as an early feminist in the region through her work Nabankur (The Seedling) in 1956. The work has ...more
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 (also Taslima Nasreen, born 25 August 1962) is an Bangladeshi-Swedish writer, physician, feminist, secular humanist and human rights activist. She is known for her writing on ...more
Humayun Ahmed is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Authors from Bangladesh
Kabi, Galpa samagra, Darajāra opāśe
Humayun Ahmed ([ɦumaijun aɦmed]; 13 November 1948 – 19 July 2012) was a Bangladeshi writer, dramatist, screenwriter, filmmaker, songwriter, scholar, and lecturer. His breakthrough was his debut ...more
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 (Bengali: মুহাম্মদ ইউনূস; born 28 June 1940) is a Bangladeshi social entrepreneur, banker, economist, and civil society leader who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for founding ...more
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 Sir Prafulla Chandra Ray (also spelled Prafulla Chandra Rây) CIE, FNI, FRASB, FIAS, FCS (Bengali: প্রফুল্ল চন্দ্র রায় Praphulla Chandra Rāy; 2 August 1861 – 16 June 1944) was an ...more
Nabendu Ghosh is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Authors from Bangladesh
Nabendu Ghosh (27 March 1917 – 15 December 2007) was an Indian author in Bengali literature, and screenwriter. He has written screenplays of classic Bollywood movies like, Sujata, Bandini, ...more
Monica Ali is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Authors from Bangladesh
Alentejo Blue, Brick Lane, Siete mares
Monica Ali (born 20 October 1967) 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 ...more
Anisul Hoque is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Authors from Bangladesh
Anisul Hoque (born 4 March 1965) is a Bangladeshi author, screenwriter, novelist, dramatist and journalist. He won Bangla Academy Literary Award in 2011.
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 (1928–1971) was a Bangladeshi novelist. He was a martyred intellectual of 1971. Pasha was born on 15 April 1928 at Dabkai village in Murshidabad. His father was Haji Makrom Ali.
Mohitlal Majumdar is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Authors from Bangladesh
Mohitlal Majumdar (Bengali: মোহিতলাল মজুমদার) (26 October 1888 – 26 July 1952), a renowned Bengali author, was born at Kanchrapara village in Nadia district, India. Mohitlal started as a poet, ...more
Muhammed Zafar Iqbal is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Authors from Bangladesh
Muhammed Zafar Iqbal (pronounced [muɦɔmmɔd dʒafor ikbal]; born 23 December 1952) is a Bangladeshi science fiction author, physicist, academic and activist. He is a professor of computer science ...more
Syed Shamsul Haque is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Authors from Bangladesh
Syed Shamsul Haq (27 December 1935 – 27 September 2016) was a Bangladeshi poet, lyricist and writer. He was awarded Bangla Academy Literary Award in 1966 (the youngest among all to receive it), ...more
Tahmima Anam is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Authors from Bangladesh
A Golden Age, The Good Muslim
Tahmima Anam (Bengali: তাহমিমা আনাম; born 8 October 1975) is a Bangladeshi-born British writer, novelist and columnist. Her first novel, A Golden Age (2007) was the Best First Book winner of the ...more
Lalon is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Authors from Bangladesh
Lalon also known as Fakir Lalon Shah, Lalon Shah, Lalon Fakir or Mahatma Lalon (Bengali: লালন; c. 1772 – 17 October 1890; Bengali: 1 Kartik 1179) was a prominent Bengali philosopher, Baul saint, ...more
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 (also spelt Buddhadeb Bosu; 1908–1974) was an Indian Bengali writer of the 20th century. Frequently referred to as a poet, he was a versatile writer who wrote novels, short ...more