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Nabaneeta Dev Sen

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Nabaneeta Dev Sen
Born(1938-01-13)13 January 1938
Calcutta, Bengal, British India
Died7 November 2019(2019-11-07) (aged 81)
Kolkata, West Bengal, India
OccupationNovelist, children's author, poet, academic
Notable awardsPadma Shri (2000),
Sahitya Akademi Award (1999),
Kamal Kumari National Award (2004)
Amartya Sen
(m. 1958; div. 1976)
ChildrenAntara Dev Sen (daughter)
Nandana Sen (daughter)

Nabaneeta Dev Sen (13 January 1938 – 7 November 2019) was an Indian poet, novelist and academic.[1]

Sen published more than 80 books in Bengali: poetry, novels, short stories, plays, literary criticism, personal essays, travelogues, humour writing, translations and children's literature. Her first collection of poems Pratham Pratyay was published in 1959.[2]

She was married to economist Amartya Sen from 1958 until their divorce in 1976.

Sen died at her home in Kolkata of lung cancer on 7 November 2019 at the age of 81.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Nabaneeta Nabaneeta Dev Sen – Bengali Writer: The South Asian Literary Recordings Project (Library of Congress New Delhi Office)". Loc.gov. 13 January 1938. Retrieved 18 October 2012.
  2. Tharu, Susie J.; Ke Lalita (1993). Women writing in India: 600 B.C. to the present. the twentieth century, Volume 2. Feminist Press. ISBN 978-1-55861-029-3.
  3. "Eminent poet, novelist Nabaneeta Dev Sen passes away". Indian Express. 7 November 2019.

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