journalist, historian and politician was born in tangibari at born
on March 28 in 1907 at Munshiganj. His father, Dharanimohan
Sen, was a writer and his
kshitimohan sen, was the chancellor of Visva-Bharati University.
After passing the Entrance examination (1924) Satyen Sen went to
Kolkata, where he joined jugantar, a political party. After passing
FA and BA, he started studying MA in History at Calcutta University,
but had to discontinue his studies when he was arrested for his
association with Jugantar. While in jail, he passed MA in Bengali.
In 1938 he was released from jail and, returning to vikramapura,
joined the peasant movement. He became a leader of the communist
party of bangladesh. He was arrested a number of times, in 1949,
54, 58 and 65, serving a total of 18 years in prison.
from his political activities, Satyen Sen also worked as an assistant
editor (1954) of the daily Sangbad. He was one of the organisers
of Pragati Lekhak 0 Shilpi Sanggha and was the founder of udichi,
a cultural organisation. Though he started to write late in life,
he wrote about 40 books, among them Bhorer Bihangi (1957), Abhishapta
Nagari (1967), Padachihna (1968), Paper Santan (1969), Kumarjib
(1969), Bidrohi Kaibarta (1969), Purusamedh (1969), Alberuni (1969),
Ma (1969), Aparajeya (1970), Ruddhadvar Muktapran (1973), Mahabidroher
Kahini (1958), Bangladesher Krsaker Sanggram (1976), Manab Sabhyatar
Usalagne (1969), British Birodhi Svadhinata Sanggrame Mussalmander
Bhumika (1986), Patabahar (1967), Abhiyatri (1969), Amader Ei Prthibi
(1967), Atomer Katha (1969), Manorama Masima (1970), and Simanta
Surya Abdul Gaffar Khan (I976). Satyen Sen's writings reflect his
1970, Satyen Sen received the Bangla Academy Award for his novels.
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