Falguni Ray

Biography of Falguni Ray

Falguni Ray was the youngest poet of the Hungry Generation movement in Bengali literature. His early death and life-style made him a cult figure after his death. Shormi Pandey has shot a feature film bases on the imageries of his poetry. The publication of his book 'Nashto Atmar Television' has been hailed as the end of modernism in Bengali poetry. During his literary career he wrote only 42 poems and six prose. He was the poet who introduced poetry reading at the Burning Ghats (a river bank where Hindus consign their dead to flames.
After his death his Hungryalist friends Subimal Basak, Debi Ray, Malay Roychoudhury, Pradip Choudhury, Samir Roychoudhury and Utpalkumar Basu are transalating Falguni Ray's poems.

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Personal Neon

I am devoid of genius
that is why I can touch my nose with my tongue
and prove that I am really a genius
Sometimes while walking in front of
Manik Bandyopadhyay's house I brood
about the street on which he once walked
I am also on the same road, but worthless, Falguni Ray
walking, sometimes I travel
in second class in trams and I