19 - 23 January 2023 | Hotel Clarks Amer, Jaipur
Manoranjan Byapari writes in Bengali. He has been elected as an MLA from Balagarh (SC) Assembly Constituency representing the All India Trinamool Congress (AITC) in the West Bengal Legislative Assembly Elections 2021. He was born in the mid-fifties in Barishal, Bangladesh. His family migrated to West Bengal in India when he was three. In 2014, Byapari was given the Suprabha Majumdar Prize, awarded by the Paschimbanga Bangla Akademi. He also received the Sharmila Ghosh Smriti Literary Prize in 2015. In 2018, the English translation of his memoir, Ittibrite Chandal Jibon (Interrogating My Chandal Life), received the Hindu Prize for non-fiction and was shortlisted for the Jio MAMI Word to Screen Award. In 2019, he was awarded the Gateway LitFest Writer of the Year.