Selected Poems ~ Sankha Ghosh
Author: Sankha Ghosh
Translator: Dilip Kumar Chakravorty
Year of Publication: First published 1993, Revised and expanded second edition 2020
Price: Rs 200
ISBN: 978-81-944057-6-4 (9788194405764)
About the Author
A celebrated poet of Bengal, Sankha Ghosh, born in 1932, is the author of a number of collections of poetry and essays. He taught Bengali at Jadavpur University, Kolkata, for several decades and is a well-known critic. He has been awarded the Padma Bhushan, the Desikottama, the Sahitya Akademi Award and India’s most prestigious literary award, the Jnanpith, in 2016. Ghosh visited Iowa University, USA, on a Writers Program in 1967-68. He was Poet-in-Residence at Visva-Bharati University in 1984; Director of Rabindra Bhavan, Santiniketan, 1989-90 and Poet-in-Residence at Institute for Advanced Studies, Shimla, 1987-88.
About the Translator
Dilip Kumar Chakravorty was born in 1949 in Kolkata where he did his schooling and college, receiving an MA and Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from Jadavpur University. He has authored several volumes in English and Bengali, primarily poetry, translation and literary criticism. He has written extensively for literary magazines, periodicals, newspapers, including Desh and The Statesman. He taught Comparative Literature at West Bengal State University.
34 poems by Ghosh translated into English