To familiarize one with the cultural heritage and ancestral rich history of Bengal, the first thing that comes to mind is its rich heritage of literary contributions over the centuries. Although literary works in Bengali can be traced up to ancient times, here is a brief list of literary personalities that made positive contributions over the last three centuries.
Ramprasad Sen
Ramram Basu
Kaliprasanna Singha
Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay
Dinabandhu Mitra
Sanjib Chandra Chattopadhyay
Michael Madhusudan Dutt
Girsh Chandra Ghosh
Atulprasad Sen
Rajanikanta Sen
Abanindranath Tagore
Dwijendralal Roy
Rabindranath Tagore
Maitreyee Devi
Jibananda Das
Pramatha Chowdhury,_Pramatha
Indira Devi Chowdhurani!indira-devi-chaudhurani/c20co
Upendra Kishore Ray Chowdhuri
Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay
Bibhuti Bhushan Bandyopadhyay
Kazi Nazrul Islam
Sukumar Ray
Tara Shankar Bandyopadhyay
Annadashankar Roy
Manik Bandyopadhyay
Bibhutibhushan Mukhopadhyay
Leela Majumdar
Ashutosh Mukherjee
Sukanta Bhattachrya
Bimal Kar
Ashapurna Devi
Buddhadev Basu
Pratibha Basu
Premendra Mitra
Gajendra Kumar Mitra
Rajsekhar Basu (Parashuram)
S. Wajid Ali
Bishnu Dey
Satyendra Nath Dutta
Satyajit Ray
Syed Mustafa Siraj
Abu Sayeed Ayyub
Gour Kishore Ghosh
Gauri Ayyub
Samaresh Basu
Syed Mujtaba Ali
Manoj Basu
Santosh Kumar Ghosh
Nirendranath Chakraborty
Shakti Chattopadhyay
Sharadindu Bandypopadhyay
Alok Ranjan Dasgupta
Mahashweta Devi
Sunil Gangopadhyay
Sankar (Mani Sankar Mukhopadhyay)
Subhash Mukhopadhyay
Shaktipada Rajguru
Shanku Maharaj
Buddhadeb Guha
Sirshendu Mukhopadhyay
Nabaneeta Dev Sen
Shamsur Rahman
Ramapada Chowdhury
Prafulla Roy
Sanjib Chattopadhyay
Dibyendu Palit
Samares Mazumdar
Amitabha Chowdhuri
Shankha Ghosh
Bani Basu
Suchitra Bhattacharya
Joy Goswami
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