Premendra Mitra

Premendra Mitra (1904-1988) was one of the most outstanding writers of his generation in Bengali, particularly a writer of short stories. A master of the craft, Mitra's forte was emotional conflict and the plight of human beings in contemporary society. Also a successful film maker with over a dozen film to his credit, his works have been extensively translated into various Indian languages and English. He died in 1988.