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Buddhadeva Bose

Buddhadeva Bose (1908-1974) was a major Bengali writer of the twentieth century. He was a central figure in the Bengal modernist movement and wrote numerous novels, short story collections, plays, essays and books of verse. He was also an acclaimed translator and translated Baudelaire, Hoelderlin, and Rilke into Bengali. He was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 1970. My Kind of Girl, originally entitled Moner Mato Meye, was written in 1951.