The pioneer of Bengali drama, Michael Madhusudan Dutta was born on January 25, 1824. Dutta tried his initial writing endeavor in English which were unsuccessful and he returned to Bengali literature thereafter. Dutta was deeply inspired by the European literature that initiated his literary career only at the age of 17. His writings ‘Blackwood's Magazine’ and ‘Bentley's Miscellany’ were sent to England but they were not published.
However, it was his eminent Bengali work ‘Meghnad Badh Kavya’, a tragic epic that fetched him to the zenith of success in his literary career. Some of his other notable creations include his first play, Sarmistha and poetical pieces named, ‘Tilottamasambhab’, ‘Brajangana’, and ‘Birangana’. He always experimented incessantly with diction and verse forms and was the first who introduced amitraksar, the Bengali sonnet. He died on June 29, 1873 paving a new avenue in Bengali literature with all its new expression and forms.
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