Chanchal Kumar Ghosh
Born in Calcutta in 1960 and brought up in the industrial town of Durgapur, Chanchal Kumar Ghosh is a leading writer of Bengali fiction, travelogues, and children's literature. His debut novel 'Jagannath Tomake Pranam' was very well received and won several awards. His other published Bengali novels include 'Prabaho' and 'Chiriakhana'. His latest novel is 'Amrita Pantha' (2019) based on the life of the Chinese monk Hiuen Tsang (Xuanzang). He has also written the novel 'Tui Kichu Paris Na' for children. Ghosh, in addition, has penned a number of short stories that have been translated into various Indian languages. An authority on literary and cultural studies relating to the Ganga, Ghosh has authored three important books on the holy river: 'Bharatatma Ganga' published by the Ramakrishna Mission; 'Ganga Darsan' (a pictorial book on the Ganga); and 'Pravahaman Ganga' (Hindi).