NILKANTHA GHOSAL born in a village of Hoogli district of West Bengal on 16 August 1939 is permanently residing at Kolkata. Since youth he had been active in the field of literature and culture like writing poetry, singing and writing songs and acting, directing and also writing drama. His dramas have been enacted in stage and radio. Afterwards, he edited a literary magazine and started writing stories, novels, essay and all sorts of children’s literature. For more than three decades all sorts of writings have been published in various famous magazines and books by class-one publishers of Kolkata in Bengali. He has been rewarded for his books of drama, stories and novel by various renowned literary organizations mainly through competitions.
Special characteristics of his literary writings, particularly of novels and essays, are research-based in the matter of subjects, forms, and language etc. He has written famous novels on research in Bengali on folklore(Bhumi-Kanya), on Vidyasagar –The First Man (SeiPrathamPurush), on Santhal-society, history and culture (DariyaEkPadatik), on history of drama of seventy years in Bengali (Kamal Hirer Alo) etc., and books of essays named Darsanik Vivekananda and on Hindu-casteism named Hindu Jat-pat o PadabirBhabisyat and a collection of essays named Banbla-Bhasir Atma-Darshan, etc.At present, he is engaged in creative writings in English.He believes that in these days of world-wide social and cultural uncertainty and aimlessness mainly research-based literature should be created on critical reality of society, history, culture, religion, etc.