The author Asis Kumar Chatterjee is a doctor, a Gynaecologist by profession. Brought up in the industrial city of Durgapur, West Bengal he has studied Medicine at Calcutta Medical College. After completion of his studies he has returned back to his roots in Durgapur, & has joined Durgapur Steel Plant Hospital as a Gynaecologist.
Dr. Chatterjee is a multi-faceted personality. Apart from being a very popular and highly successful Gynaecologist, he is a well-known photographer, poet, and short story writer. But his most important quality is his thirst for knowing his own country, his own culture, his own people. This thirst has led him to travel extensively both within and outside his state and country. He is considered an expert on Bengal temples because of his extensive knowledge on this subject which he acquired mostly by visiting & photographing the temples in almost every nook & corner of West Bengal.
An ardent lover of the Himalayas, he likes to travel to the Himalayas whenever he can manage a little time in his busy schedule. He is also a serious student of Indian scriptures likeUpanishads. Many of his writings bear the evidence of his deep love & respect for the Himalayas and the scriptures.
Dr. Chatterjee has a book of short stories and a book of poems, both in vernacular, published. He regularly writes articles in English accompanied by excellent photographs on different subjects, which throw lights on India and Indian culture. Many of these writings are published in newspapers of repute like The Statesman and internet sites like http://drasiskchatterji.hubpages.com.
“CHARAIBETI” is his first novel, which deals with a rare subject in a very different way.