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Neelkantho Pakhir Khoje (Pratham Parbo) is the first part or Pratham Parbo of an epic trilogy which is the most renowned achievement of noted Bengali author, Atin Bandyopadhyay. The story is placed in the backdrop of Hindu Muslim riots which ensued as a result of the partition of Bengal in the year 1947. The emotional turmoil that the people underwent has been narrated with deep sensibility. The hope of finding peace, the aspiration to achieve a good life, the fear of uncertainty of moving into territory, and the pain of separation from the homeland have been described. Neelkantho Pakhir Khoje (Pratham Parbo) describes an undivided Bengal. The book draws inspiration from the author’s early experiences and paints a picturesque thought of rural Bengal life. The other two parts are a poignant tale of the separation that resulted in the formation of Bangladesh and West Bengal. After Bibhutibhushan Bandyopadhyay's Pather Panchali, it is this legendary narrative that has influenced the lives of the people of rural Bengal.
Born in the Dhaka district of Bangladesh in undivided India, writer Atin Bandyopadhyay migrated to India after the Partition. His documentary style writing displays clarity in description of events and subtlety in analysis of characters. The second and third parts of the trilogy, Aloukik Jalajan and Ishwarer Bagan are among other famous works by the writer. Mahiner Ghoraguli, Jhinukera Nauka, and Panchasti Galpa are few more of his fictions for adults. His works for a younger audience include Gini Rohosyo, Binnir Khoi Lal Batasa, and Fentur Sada Ghora. For his contribution to Modern Bengali literature, prestigious awards like Bibhuti Bhushan Award in 1990, Tarasankar Award in 1991, and Matilal Award in 1983.