About this author
Sudhir Chakravarti was born on 19 September 1934, in Shibpur, Bengal Presidency, British India. He was a Bengali educationist and Essayist. He made a vast contribution to Bengals Folk Culture Development and research.
He completed his studies at Calcutta University. Chakravarti is known for his research works on Folk religion, Lalan Fakir, and Cultural Anthropology in Bengal. He spent 30 years researching folk culture by traveling to different villages all over West Bengal.
From Rabindranath to Lalan Fakir, from Baul culture to clay modelers, modeling and painters, and painting of rural Bengal, everything had become the subject of his interest and research. He successfully replaced the prevailing idea of essay-based writing being something of heavy scholarly matter with his graceful and humorous prose language
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