Shakti Chattopadhay

(25 November 1933 - 23 March 1995 / Baharu, 24 Parganas / India)

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Shakti Chattopadhay (Bengali: শক্তি চট্টোপাধ্যায় Shokti Chôţţopaddhae) was a Bengali poet and writer, widely regarded as one of the greatest poet of 20th century Bengali literature.

Early Life

Shakti Chattopadhyay was born at Baharu village in modern-day South 24 Parganas district, Paschimbanga (West Bengal), India to Bamanath Chattopadhyay and Kamala Devi. He lost his father at the age of four and brought up by his maternal grandfather. He came to Bagbazar, Calcutta in 1948 and got admitted to Maharaja Cossimbazar Polytechnic School in class VIII. Here he was introduced to Marxism by a teacher. In 1949 he established Pragati Library and started a hand-written ... more »

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  • Silver Star - 3,784 Points Wahab Abdul (11/10/2013 1:26:00 PM)

    i like his Bengali poem more than the English poems...his Bengali poems got new tone new texture and those are totally different than rest of other Bengali poets...

  • Rookie Shima Ahmadi Shahsavaran (1/20/2013 2:34:00 PM)

    HI
    thanks
    I BECAME FAMILIER WITH YOUR THOUGHT

  • Rookie Shima Ahmadi Shahsavaran (1/20/2013 2:34:00 PM)

    HI
    thanks
    I BECAME FAMILIER WITH YOUR THOUGHT

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Best Poem of Shakti Chattopadhay

Abani, Are You Home?

Abani, are you home?

The neighbourhood lies in sleep with doors closed
But I keep hearing the night knocking at my door,
'Abani, are you home? '

Here it rains all the twelve months
Here the clouds roam like cows
Here the eager green grass
closes in on the door,
'Abani, are you home? '

In my heart, half-dissolved, long-traveled
I fall asleep within pain
Suddenly I hear the night knocking at my door,
'Abani, are you home? '

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