Mani Sankar Mukherji to be awarded D.Litt by Bankura University

18 Nov 2018

For his memorable contribution to Bengali literature, Mani Sankar Mukherji will be conferred D.Litt (Honoris Causa) by Bankura University.  Governor K.N. Tripathi, who is also the Chancellor of this University, will confer the honour at the university’s first convocation on November 29 at Bankura.
Better known as Sankar, Mukherji’s first book based on the last days of the last British barrister in Kolkata was serialised in a weekly magazine from 1954 and created a literary sensation across India.  This was followed by ‘Chowringhee’, a novel on the city’s hotel life, which has found worldwide readership and admiration through translations in English, Russian, French, Italian, Spanish and recently in Chinese. His recent foray in biography has opened up vast reading opportunities.  ‘The Monk as a Man’ -- ‘The Unknown Life of Vivekananda’ is being widely read in Bengali, English, Hindi, Marathi, Malayalam etc.  Mukherji has accepted an invitation of the vice-chancellor to visit Bankura and attend the convocation. (EOIC)