SANTANU HALDER

Rookie (BONGAON, NEAR KOLKATA)

Biography of SANTANU HALDER

A teacher by profession and a poet at will- Santanu Halder was born and brought up in a small town named Bongaon, near Kolkata.He has done M.A in English Literature and teaching university students for 6 years.A scholar, a translator, and a bilingual poet writing in both Bengali and English, Santanu Halder has already authored three books, these are - (1) 'American Literature' for WBSU Students, (2) Old English Literature in a Nutshell and (3) a book on translation. He has been writing since his school and college days.He loves to write what he feels specially in the form of poetry.Few of his early poems have been published in college magazines and little magazines. Recently, his poems have been selected for publication in KNOT MAGAZINE, a Middle East magazine(Turkey) for winter issue 2012, and in a book named 'In Praise - In Memory - In Ink'by Brian Wrixon Books publisher registered with Library & Archives Canada.

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The Slum

A sallow sterile slum
where life's alphabet disordered
Starvation stabs the dwellers everyday
A water-logged living,
In a hut, a woman lying,
lying on the muddy floor
her body reduced to skin and bone,
with stolid, stony face,
far from happy,

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