Sunil Gangopadhyay

Sunil Gangopadhyay

Faridpur / Bangladesh (British India)
Sunil Gangopadhyay
Faridpur / Bangladesh (British India)
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Sunil Gangopadhyay Biography

Sunil Gangopadhyay (Shunil Gônggopaddhae), is an Indian poet and novelist.

Early Life

He was born in Faridpur in what is now Bangladesh. He studied at the Surendranath College, Dumdum Motizhil College, City College, Kolkata - all affiliated with the University of Calcutta. Thereafter, he obtained his Master's degree in Bengali from th ...

Sunil Gangopadhyay Poems

1.
Ephemeral

Neera, sometimes, it seems
you are more distant
than even the day I was born.
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2.
Easy

With ease I make a million flowers bloom,
All at once I light up some suns, moons, stars,
In a passing whim I blow out the moonlight
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3.
A Truth Bound Sentiment

This hand has touched Neera's face,
could I use this hand to commit a sin,
ever again?
In the late evening glow
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4.
This Hand Has Touched

This golden figurine- oh dear, will she ceaselessly crumble away,
In the night, in the sun, in the rain in the arms of another man?
Her nipples two bared switches,- switches? Hands tremble at their touch.
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5.
Two Curses

I once spat into the sea:
no one saw me, no one knew—
The froth of the impassioned waves
swept away my spit.
Yet sometimes I am embarrassed, after so many years I can hear
the sea curse me.

On the mail train's body I once chalked
a woman's profile:
no one saw me, no one knew—
in fact even the stars in her eyes were not there.
Before the train could cross a single station, impassioned rains came—
perhaps my sketch was washed away.
Yet sometimes I am embarrassed, after so many years I can hear
the mail train curse me.

When I walk the road every day, do I trample its heart?
When I catch a woman's nipple with my teeth, am I brutalising her?
Sipping wine on wintry mornings
do I represent an exploitative class interest?
Is it a sin to embrace Saraswati's idol in the first flush of adolescence?
I am still not sure about such things.
Yet I can distinctly hear
the sea and the mail train curse me.


Translated by Pritish Nandy.
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Sunil Gangopadhyay Comments

Debasish Mridha, M. D. 21 January 2013

Among the handful of creative Bengali poets beloved Sunil Gangopadhyay is one of the best.

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Sayeed Abubakar 24 October 2012

Sunil is no more. He died on October 23,2012 at Kolkata. He was undoubtedly a great poet.

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Sayeed Abubakar 24 October 2012

Sunil is no more. He died on October 23,2012 at Kolkata. He was undoubtedly a great poet.

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Sayeed Abubakar 24 October 2012

Sunil is no more. He died on October 23,2012 at Kolkata. He was undoubtedly a great poet.

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Sayeed Abubakar 24 October 2012

Sunil is no more. He died on October 23,2012 at Kolkata. He was undoubtedly a great poet.

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Adeeb Alfateh 09 June 2019

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Mahtab Bangalee 10 February 2019

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Md imran Hossain 01 October 2015

I like your poem"kew kotha rakeni"

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Neela Nath Das 12 February 2013

I love to read your writings.Since my childhood days, I'm your fan.Santu kakababur golpo, Gogoler golpo, Nillohiter golpo, Neera, Prothom Alo, Seisomoy all are my favorite.I have kept the bookSada pristha Tomar Sange your collection of Bengali poems with me as it bears the very words you wrote to meNeelake Priti Janai. You will be always in our mind.

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