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Mallika Sengupta

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Mallika Sengupta was a Bengali poet, feminist, and reader of Sociology from Kolkata, known for her "unapologetically political poetry".


Mallika was born in Krishnanagar, a village in Nadia district, West Bengal, India. Sengupta is a proponent of an unapologetically political poetry and an important voice in contemporary Bengali literature. She began writing in 1981 and has since published eleven books of poetry, two novels and several essays, and edited an anthology of women’s poetry from Bengal. She works as a lecturer of sociology in a Kolkata college where she is currently the head of her department. She is also the Poetry Editor of Sananda, the... more »

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  • Malay Ghosh (10/17/2020 4:09:00 PM)

    I wan t to print the poem Amar Durga

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  • Madan Chandra Ghorai (11/27/2019 3:45:00 AM)

    I want to print the Kanyaslok/Aamar Durga in bengali version.

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  • Shyamal Mukherjee (7/10/2019 11:20:00 AM)

    Draupadi Janmo poem in print form

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Best Poem of Mallika Sengupta

The Girl On The Sunlit Road

As the shadows of Minto Park shifted
They too moved away from the sun's heat,
The two creatures who had left the dreadful house
Two storm-tossed birds - daughter and mother.

What took place in the night's darkness? Outrage! Outrage!
Incessant violence would tear up the woman
While the eyes of the mute girl streamed,
She watched nightlong, nightlong, blood trickling down
Her mother's bruises.
The nightly eyewitness from a neighbouring window
Flared. Slamming his window shut he says, 'I want privacy, privacy.'

Window cries out, 'Why are you beating your ...

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