Abdul Hakim ( Bangla: আব্দুল হাকিম) was a poet in medieval Bengal. He was born on the island of Sandwip in 1620. Hakim's most famous work perhaps is Nurnama (Story of Light), a depiction of the life of prophet Muhammad in lyrical Bangla. This work can be considered as an important step in creating a Bengali Muslim identity. ...more on Wikipedia about "Abdul Hakim"
Binoy Majumdar (born 1933, Calcutta, India), a brilliant and controversial Bengali poet of the mid-twentieth century, received the prestigious Sahitya Academy Award in 2005, amidst senility, ill-health, and years of social reclusion. A Mechanical Engineering graduate from Bengal Engineering College, Calcutta, Binoy turned to Poetry later in life. Mathematics was Binoy's passion from his early youth. He completed 'Intermediate' (pre-University) from Presidency College, Calcutta. When Binoy took to writing, systematic observation and scientific enquiry of objects found a place, quite naturally, in his Poetry. Binoy Majumdar's most famous piece of work is Phire esho, Chaka (Come back, O Wheel, 1960), which was written in the format of a diary. The book is dedicated to Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, a fellow-Calcuttan and contemporary of Majumdar. The book opens with the lines: ...more on Wikipedia about "Binoy Majumdar"
Chandidas ( Bangla: চন্ডীদাস) (born 1408 CE) refers to (possibly more than one) medieval poet of Bengal. Verse written by atleast four different Chandidas have been found, and it is not clear whether they refer to the same person or not. The name Chandidas is usually attributed to Baru Chandidas, who has been more or less indetified as a historical figure born in the 14th century. He was born in Birbhum district of what is now West Bengal. Chandidas wrote the lyrical SrikrishnaKirtan (Songs in praise of Krishna). ...more on Wikipedia about "Chandidas"
Daulat Quazi (কাজী দৌলত) (Also Quazi Daulat, Daulat Kazi) was a medieval Bengali poet. He lived sometime in the 17th century. He lived in Arakan though he wrote in Bangla. ...more on Wikipedia about "Daulat Quazi"
Dinesh Das (born 16 September 1913) is a Bengali poet residing in Calcutta. He is the editor of the literary magazine Agragati, and is known for his leftist inclinations. He won the Rabindra Puraskar award in 1983 for Ram gechhe Banabase (Ram is in Forest Exile). ...more on Wikipedia about "Dinesh Das"
Jasimuddin ( Bangla: জসীমউদ্দীন) (full name Jasimuddin Mollah) ( 1903- 1976)was a renowned Bengali poet. He is commonly known in Bangladesh as Polli Kobi, the Rural Poet. ...more on Wikipedia about "Jasimuddin"
Jibanananda Das ( Bangla: জীবনানন্দ দাশ) ( 17 February, 1899 - 22 October, 1954) is an acclaimed Bengali poet. ...more on Wikipedia about "Jibanananda Das"
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Joy Goswami (জয় গোস্বামী) (1954–) is an Indian poet. Goswami writes in Bangla and is widely considered as one of the most important Bengali poets of his genration. ...more on Wikipedia about "Joy Goswami"
Krittibas Ojha ( Bangla: কৄত্তিবাস ওঝা) is a medieval Bengali poet. His major contribution to Bangla literature and culture is the translation of the great Indian epic of Ramayana to Bangla. ...more on Wikipedia about "Krittibas Ojha"
Malay Roy Choudhury (born 1939) is a Bengali poet and novelist who founded the "Hungryalist Movement" in the 1960s. His literary works have been reviewed by sixty critics in HAOWA 49, a quarterly magazine which devoted its January 2001 issue special issue to Choudhury's life and works. Gale Research, based in Ohio, United States, published an autobiography of Choudhury (in CAAS vol. 14), and both the Dhaka Bangla Academy and the Northwestern University ( Illinois), have archives of Choudhury's "Hungry Literary Generation" publications. ...more on Wikipedia about "Malay Roy Choudhury"
Nirmalendu Goon ( Bangla: নির্মলেন্দু গুণ) (b. 1945) is a Bangladeshi poet. He was born in Netrokona, Bangladesh. Goon is one of the most popular poets in Bangladesh, lauded by many for his accessible verse in an age where Bangla poetry has become increasingly complex. ...more on Wikipedia about "Nirmalendu Goon"
Ramprasad Sen ( Bangla: রামপ্রসাদ সেন) ( 1720- 1781) was a Bengali song-writer and singer of Hindu devotional songs, specially Shyamasangit (Songs devoted to the goddess Kali). He is almost always referred to as Ramprasad, and his songs are known as Ramprasadi. Ramprasad's life has been the subject of many mytical stories depicting his devotion to and relation with Kali. ...more on Wikipedia about "Ramprasad Sen"
Rudra Mohammad Shahidullah ( Bangla: রুদ্র মোহাম্মদ শহীদুল্লাহ্) was a Bangladeshi poet. Shahidullah was noted for his revolutionary and romantic poetry. ...more on Wikipedia about "Rudra Mohammad Shahidullah"
Samar Sen ( Bangla: সমর সেন) was a Bengali poet and journalist. He was the editor of the leftist newspaper Frontier published from Kolkata. ...more on Wikipedia about "Samar Sen"
Shakti Chattopadhyay’s first collection of poems, named Hey Prem, Hey Naishabdya (O Love, O silence) came out in 1962. In the next thirty-two years, he wrote around two thousand five hundred poems were published through forty-five books. ...more on Wikipedia about "Shakti Chattopadhyay"
Shankha Ghosh ( Bangla: শঙ্খ ঘোষ) (1932-) is an Bengali Indian poet and critic. Ghosh was born on February 6 1932 at Chandpur of what is now Bangladesh. Shankha Ghosh is regarded a leading authority on Rabindranath in addition to being one of the most prolific writers in Bangla. ...more on Wikipedia about "Shankha Ghosh"
Subhas Mukhopadhyay ( Bangla: সুভাষ মুখোপাধ্যায়) ( February 12, 1919 - July 8, 2003) was one of the foremost Bengali poets of the 20th century. ...more on Wikipedia about "Subhas Mukhopadhyay"
Sudhindranath Dutta ( Bangla: সুধীন্দ্রনাথ দত্ত) ( 1901- 1960) was a Bengali Indian post-modern poet, essayist, journalist and critic. Sudhindranath is one of the most notable poets after the Tagore-era in Bangla literature. ...more on Wikipedia about "Sudhindranath Dutta"
Sufia Kamal ( Bangla: সুফিয়া কামাল) ( 1911- 1999) was a poet, writer, organizer, feminist and activist from Bangladesh. She was born to a muslim family in Barisal, Bangladesh. She is one of the most widely recognized cultural personalities in Bangladesh. When she died in 1999, she was buried with full state honors, the first woman in Bangladesh to receive this honor. ...more on Wikipedia about "Sufia Kamal"
Sukumar Ray ( Bangla:সুকুমার রায়) (1887-1923) was a Bengali nonsense poet, story writer and playwrite. He is often compared to Lewis Caroll. His works such as the collection of poems "Aboltabol" ("Gibberish"), novella "HaJaBaRaLa", short story collection "Pagla Dashu" ("Crazy Dashu") and play "Chalachittachanchari" are considered nonsense masterpieces of the stature of Alice in Wonderland and some of the greatest treasures of Bangla liturature. More than 80 years after his death, Ray remains one of the most popular of children's writers in both West Bengal and Bangladesh. Sukumar Ray was the son of famous children's story writer Upendrakishore Ray (Ray Chowdhury) and the father of legendary Indian filmmaker Satyajit Ray. ...more on Wikipedia about "Sukumar Ray"
Sunil Gangopadhyay ( Bangla: সুনীল গঙ্গোপাধ্যায়) was born on 7 September, 1934 at the Faridpur District in what is now Bangladesh. Sunil got his Master's degree in Economics from the Calcutta University in 1954. He is currently associated with the Ananda Bazar group, a major publishing house in Kolkata. ...more on Wikipedia about "Sunil Gangopadhyay" Don't hesitate to contact stuff on www.shortopedia.com
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