Birendra Chattopadhyay: Selected Poems

Birendra Chattopadhyay: Selected Poems

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In his preface to this bilingual selection of the poems of birendra Chattopadhyay (25 September 1920-11 July 1985) his younger contemporary Sankha Ghosh poet and critic, describes him as in every sense Bengal's foremost poet of protest In this new addition to the Thema series of radical literature readers will discover a poet uncompromising in his condemnation of social discrimination and injustice and unsparing in his rage an iconic figure for the rebellious youth of the seventies in his own state but so far little known beyond the borders of his own state and language.


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