The bulletins of this movement were published in Bengali, at times in English and Hindi languages. However this movement diminished in 1965. After that he ventured into fiction, drama and essays on social and cultural issues. This was an important movement in post colonial Bengali creative Literature.
His poem 'Prachanda Baidyutik Chhutar' earned huge criticism. This led him to the introduction of Confessional Poetry in Bengali literature. Confessional poetry defied various forms of lyric poetry, meters. However the content and the feelings associated with the subject have been retained.
His formlessness is different. His famous poem is Jakham which has been translated into several languages. He is one of the major post-colonial poet and novelist. He is also one of the most controversial Bengali thinkers. During that period he had experimented with various genres that were visible in his works. His collections are: Medhar Batanukul Ghungur, Naamgandho, and Illot and the short story, "Aloukik Dampatya".
He has translated into Bengali William Blake's compositions ("Marriage of Heaven and Hell"), Arthur Rimbaud ("A Season in Hell"), Tristan Tzara ("Dada Manifestos", and poems), Jean Cocteau ("Crucifixion"), Blaise Cendrars ("Trans-Siberian Express"), and Allen Ginsberg ("Howl" and "Kaddish").
At present he lives in Mumbai with his wife Shalila. Since the year 1995, his writings, took a remarkable turn and it has been termed as the Adhunantika Phase in Bengali literature. The word Adhunantika was framed by linguist Dr Prabal Dasgupta. He is considered as the best interpreter of that time. His poetry collections during that time includes: Chitkar Samagra, Chhatrakhan, Ja Lagbey Bolben, Atmadhangser Sahasrabda, Postmodern Ahlader Kobita and Kounaper Luchimangso. The novels written by him during that period are: Namgandho, Jalanjali, Nakhadanta, Ei Adham Oi Adham and Arup Tomar Entokanta.
He was given the Sahitya Academy award for translating Dharamvir Bharati's Suraj Ka Satwan Ghora. He had refused to accept the award though.
(Last Updated on : 14-06-2011)
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