Bengali poetry

Bengali Poetry

Like the Bengali language Bengali poetry finds its lineage to Pali and other Prakrit socio-cultural traditions. In Vedic Age, Bengal (then known as Banga) was famous for its anti-Nordic exploits; and hence was almost free from all Vedic cultures. This antagonism to Vedic rituals and laws heightened to a culmination in the Buddhist and Jainist movements. However, modern Bengali owes as much to Sanskrit just as much it owes to the antagonists' culture and language. Like the society that thrived to populate the modern Bengal, Bengali language and culture appears to be a perfect amalgam of almost unanalysable elements.

Table of contents
1 Inception at the Turn of the Millennium
2 Jaideva and the Islamic Invasion
3 Epic in Vernacular : Krittibas
4 Bhakti Movement
5 Islamic Literature
6 Europeans Start Business in Bengal
7 English Rule : Cultural Shifts
8 A Questionable Bengal Renaissnace
9 New Experiments in Bengali Poetry : Michael Madhusudan Dutt
10 Rabindranath : Birth of Poetry
11 Reactions to Rabindranath
12 Post World War II Poets
13 Sixties and Seventies : Youthful Dreams
14 Eighties and Nineties : Frustrated Youth

Inception at the Turn of the Millennium

Jaideva and the Islamic Invasion

Epic in Vernacular : Krittibas

Bhakti Movement

Vaishnava Padabali

Islamic Literature

Europeans Start Business in Bengal

Shakta Padabali

English Rule : Cultural Shifts

Urbanisation of the Folk : Tappa

A Questionable Bengal Renaissnace

New Experiments in Bengali Poetry : Michael Madhusudan Dutt

Rabindranath : Birth of Poetry

Reactions to Rabindranath

Kallol - Kavita - Parichay : Age of Little Magazines

Jibanananda Das

Premendra Mitra

Buddhadeva Bose

Sudhindranath Datta

Post World War II Poets

IPTA Movement

Salil Choudhury

Language Movement

Age of Confusion

Shankha Ghosh

Alokeranjan Dasgupta

Krittibas Movement

Sunil Gangopadhyay

Dipak Majumdar

Shakti Chattopadhyay

Utpal Kumar Basu

Benoy Majumdar

Hungry Generation

Sixties and Seventies : Youthful Dreams

Bhaskar Chakrabarty

Mridul Dasgupta

Tushar Roy

Tushar Choudhury

Ananya Roy

Ranajit Das

Joy Goswami

Eighties and Nineties : Frustrated Youth

Samyabrata joardar

Mandakranta Sen

Aveek Bandyopadhyay

Dipankar Bagchi

Dipankar Bagchi , a major poet at the turn of the Millennium, was born on the 23 of October, 1968 in Calcutta (now Kolkata). First child of a distinguished cinematographer, Dipankar started his career in poetry at a much older age. Thrown in a dilemma after his father's untimely death, he chose Poetry over a straight academic or bureaucratic career. In 2000 he ultimately got his first book, Saranga, published.




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