Debi Roy

[Sunanda Roy] (21 November 1938 - / Hawrah / India)

Debi Roy
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Debi Roy (Bengali: দেবী রায়; family name Haradhan Dhara) is one of the few pioneer poet of Bengali literary world, who have contributed much more. He is also the first modern Dalit poet in Bengali and one of the founding fathers of the Hungry Generation movement in Bengali literature. He has been renowned mostly as poet, and then as translator, writer, essayest critic and editor.

Birth and Education

Debi Roy was born on 21st November, 1938 in Howrah, West Bengal India. He was born in a very poor family and worked as an errand boy in tea stalls of Calcutta when his parents lived in a slum in Howrah. He funded his own education and became a graduate of Calcutta ... more »

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