They are well-meaning but bumbling chaps. The stories are gently told but the brothers can get into some silly scrapes. With every story you want to read more and more. Loved it! According to the delightful author blurb in the book, Shibram Chakraborty wrote extensively for both children and adults, using his trademark humour and wordplay to tell stories about the peculiarities of human beings.
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His best known short stories and novels are renowned for their unique use of pun, alliteration, play of words and ironic humor. He was a prolific author who also wrote poems, plays, non-fiction and novels for mature audiences in his long career. His initial foray into literature was as a poet. His first book of poems was called Manush Man. These were tinged with humor and got him notice in the public eye. Subsequently he started writing stories and novels. His writing is noted for use of literary puns as a key story vehicle — speculated to be a first in Bengali literature.
He is also noted for his self-deprecating humor. He would often put himself into his stories amongst fictional characters. Advertisements for his books often bill him as the King of Laughter. During his year career he authored more than books. Personal life Chakrabarty was born into the well-known Chachal Rajbari royal house of Chachal family, although his ancestral home was in Malda.
He was born at his maternal uncle's house in Kolkata, the capital of British India. A spirtualist by nature, Shibprashad would often take to the road.
Shibram later inherited this wanderlust from his father. Shibram spent his early days in Paharpur and Chachal. In his boyhood days, he once ran away from home penniless. While still in school he played an active role in the Swadeshi movement and as a result was sent to jail. Owing to these circumstances he could not sit the matriculation exam. His institutional education never progressed beyond this. However, he studied on his own and was knowledgeable in a variety of subjects. He spent the most part of his life on the second-floor mess room of a bedsit in , Muktaram Babu Street in Kolkata.
He put his personal touch on the room by turning its walls into a hand-written calendar, noting the time he had lived there. He never married.
Shibram had a capricious nature and would often be broke. However he was known as a free spirit and generous to his friends. His Panjabi-clad frame and smiling countenance was a regular sight at the Coffee House in Kolkata. He did not even maintain proper record or preserve the manuscripts of some of his works.
In the last phase of his life, he ran into serious financial difficulties and the West Bengal Government had to put him on a monthly allowance. He died in Kolkata in Shibram Chakraborty's long stay at Muktarambabu Street is fondly recalled by the elderly resistants of that Street. The building has three floors and, when viewed from the street, looks haunted. Access is from Central Avenue, also called Chittaranjan Avenue.
Proceed towards Mahajati Sadan from the Mahatma Gandhi Road station of the underground railway line, turn right into the wide lane adjacent to Mahajati Sadan; the lane leads to a park. Turn left along the park, and turn right at the boundary of the park and the first left thereafter. This two lane road is about 50 yards long and terminates at Muktarambabu Lane not Street. At this junction, there is just one house with two beams protruding in the air. Shibram Chakraborty lived here.
One who is selfishly screaming that all of this earth belongs to me. State — that's me! I'll be benefitted—this happenes to be the biggest thing of this world. The other is sacrificing himself by exiling into the forest or on the cross;they said, I have come for all; I have sacrificed myself to all.
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