Narayan Gangopadhyay (1918–1970), was a renowned writer, poet, essayist, who was born at Baliadingi in district Dinajpur of undivided Bengal on 4 February 1918. The son of Pramathanath Gangopadhyay, he was named Taraknath Gangopadhyay; he took up the pen name ‘Narayan’ in later years. Narayan Gangopadhyay, through his works, remains a very influential writer of Bengali children’s literature. His famous character Tenida, the iconic leader of the quirky group of youngsters called Charmurti from Pataldanga — a neighbourhood in traditional North Kolkata — is a series of much loved short stories and novels, many of which have been adapted as films, TV serials and comic books in recent years.
Anisha Shekhar Mukherji is an essayist, translator, an architectural historian, and architect. She has written books on architectural history, the best known ones being The Red Fort of Shahjahanabad and Jantar Mantar. Her essays and writings may be read on http://anishashekhar.blogspot.in/