Purushottama Lal (28 August 1929 – 3 November 2010 / Kapurthala, Punjab / British India)
Purushottama Lal was an Indian poet, essayist, translator, professor and publisher. He was the founder and publisher of Writers Workshop in Calcutta, established in 1958.
Life and education
Born in Kapurthala in the state of Punjab, he studied English at the St Xavier's College, and later at the University of Calcutta. He would later teach at St. Xavier's College for over forty years.
P. Lal was an honorary Professor of English at St. Xavier's College, Calcutta. He was Special Professor of Indian Studies at Hofstra University from 1962 to 1963, and has since held Visiting Professorships at many colleges and universities throughout America. These included ... more »
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