Tenida Samagra (Bengali) is a collection of short stories and novellas on Tenida, a character created by Bengali author Narayan Gangopadhyay.
Summary of the Book
Bhojohori Mukherji alias Tenida is the central character of Tenida Samagra (Bengali). The stories, novels, anthologies and essays included in the book are based on him. He is honest, daring, and has a presence of mind that helps him in difficult situations despite being weak in academics. The stories revolve around his adventures with his friends Kyabla (Kushal Mitra), Pyalaram (Kamalesh Banerji) and Habul Sen. The four of them form the local gang of which Tenida is the leader. Together, they set out to solve mysteries, but instead get into different comical situations. However, they do manage to solve each of these mysteries.
Tenida has been portrayed in the stories as an airhead and a bit of a bully. His exceptionally large nose, compared to the Mount Mainak, is also mentioned to add a comedic angle to his description. The stories are narrated by Pyalaram and they unfold from his perspective. The stories are set in a neighbourhood in Calcutta called Potoldanga. The group also travel across Bengal to places like Duars and Hajaribag for solving mysteries. Tenida Samagra (Bengali) is one of the most popular omnibuses of the Tenida stories, which are a mix of suspense and situational comedy. The character was created by the author as a caricature of his rather strict landlord, Probhat Mukherjee.
About Narayan Gangopadhyay
Narayan Gangopadhyay is one of the most read authors of contemporary Bengali literature. His other well known works include Somrat O Sreshthi, Swarnaseeta, Shilalipi, Golposongroho, Abyartha Lokhyobhed Ebong, Alokporna, Porer Upokar Korio na and Bidushok.
Born in Dinajpur in Bangladesh in 1918, Narayan Gangopadhyay graduated from B. M. College in Barisal with a Bachelor’s degree in Intermediate Arts. He went on to complete his M.A. and D.Phil from the University of Calcutta and taught in several colleges in Calcutta like the University of Calcutta, City College, and Jalpaiguri College. He was a regular contributor to Shanibarer Chithi and Desh. He wrote plays, novels, poems, short stories and screenplays as well. The Ananda Award was presented to him in 1946. He passed away in 1970.
11 Nov, 2011
All stories of Tenida in one book
30 Sep, 2011
de la grande mafistophilis. Yak Yak(chorus)
17 Apr, 2012
It is a nice comedy for both children & adults.
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Worth every penny
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