Be it English or Bengali literary world, the name Susanta Kumar Biswas is well known in both. For more than two decades, he is consistently creating different literary works in both languages. Born on 19th June 1965; he pursued his career as a researcher and academician.
As a research scholar of The Indian Institute of Oriental Studies and Research (IIOSR), he was inclined to wade through the ocean of non-fictions. His experience of working as a freelance journalist helped him in this venture as well. Erotic Sculptures of Eastern India, Studies in Industrial History, Tea, the insatiable Thirst and India and her cultural ties with South-East Asia etc. are some of his cherished non-fiction works.
Sushanta Kuman has shown almost equal, if not more, prowess in fictions. His fields of interests are vast, which make his literary works starkly different from his contemporaries. He is adept in showing the turmoils and conflicts of humans through his novels while maintaining the pace of the story.
Some of his most appreciated novels are A journey Called Life, The Scarlet Mission, A Fistful of Sky etc. His narratives are woven around topics, like the freedom movement in Tibet or the uprising of the scheduled cast. Human psychology also snared the attention of the writer. In his novels, he created many characters plagued with different mental illness.
Susanta Kumar’s strong writing makes it easier for the readers to experience and understand the dilemma and trauma of each of the characters of his novels. His first fiction in Bengali is Otiter Kachey while Andhakarer Protibimba was his second novel in the vernacular. Other than this, he has more than fifty short stories to his credit. His robust and unique style of writing has helped him to go beyond social boundaries. All in all, the literary works of Susanta Kumar Biswas always ensure an extraordinary experience.