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Subodh Sarkar
Subodh Sarkar - Kolkata 2014-02-07 8629.JPG
Subodh Sarkar at the Kolkata Book Fair 2014.
Born 1958
Nationality Indian
Occupation Poet
Spouse(s) Mallika Sengupta
Website www.indianpoetsubodhsarkar.com

Subodh Sarkar (Bengali: সুবোধ সরকার) (born 1958, Krishnanagar) is a Bengali poet, writer and editor, and a reader in English literature at City College, Kolkata.[1] He is a recipient of the prestigious Sahitya Akademi Award.


His first book of poem was published in the late 1970s, and now he has 26 books to his credit – 20 of poems, two of translations and one travelogue on America. His poems have been translated into English, French and several Indian languages and published in several journals and anthologies. Sarkar is the editor of Bhashanagar, a Bengali culture magazine with occasional English issues. In 2010 he was appointed as the guest editor of Indian Literature, the flagship journal of Sahitya Akademi. He married Mallika Sengupta who was also a poet.[2]

Awards and honours[edit]

List of publications[edit]

Books of poems:

  • Kabita 78–80, Krishnanagar, 1980
  • Riksha Mesh Katha, Krishnanagar, 1983
  • Eka Narakgami, Kolkata, Prativas, 1988
  • Maronottar Jal, Shatabdir Mukha, Kakdwip, 1990
  • Maruvumir Golap, Amritalok, Medinipur, 1991
  • Chandradosh Oshudhe Sarena, Prativas, Kolkata, 1991
  • Adai Hat Manush, Boipara, Kolkata, 1993
  • Chihh, Kalkata, Ananda Publishers, 1993, ISBN 81-7215-246-9
  • Rajneeti korben Na, Kolkata, Prativas, 1997
  • Dhanyabad Marichika Sen, Kolkata, Katha O Kahini, 1997
  • Sab Rasta Rome-e Jae Na, Patralekha, Kolkata, 2001
  • Bhalo Jaygata Kothae, Kolkata, Ananda Publishers, 2001,ISBN 81-7215-916-1
  • Jerujalem Theke Medinipur, Srishti, Kolkata, 2001
  • Kallu, Kolkata, Ananda Publishers, 2003
  • Krittikae Sonnet Cangaroo, Saptarshi Prakashan, Kolkata, 2003
  • Shrestha Kabita, Kolkata, Deys Publication, 2004
  • Ami Karo Andhakar Noi, Kolkata, Prativas, 2004
  • Manipurer Ma, Kolkata, Ananda Publishers, 2005, ISBN 81-7756-485-4
  • Boma Bananor Class, Saptarshi Prakashan, Kolkata, 2006
  • Ja Upanishad Tai Koran, Ananda Publishers, 2006
  • Pratibader Kabita, Deep Prakashan, Kolkata, 2007
  • Prem O Pipegun, Aajkaal Prakashani, 2008

Book of poems in English translation:

  • Route Map 25, Bhashanagar, Kolkata.2004

Book of translation:

  • Biswa Kabita, Prativas, Kolkata, 199


  • Deshta America, Vostok, Kolkata, 1993

Books co-authored with Mallika Sengupta:

  • Sohag Sharbari, Abhiman, Howrah, 1985
  • Prem O Pratibader Kabita, Kolkata, Vikash Grantha Bhavan, 2001
  • Subodh Mallika Square, Kolkata, Vikash Grantha Bhavan, 2006


  1. ^ "Subodh Sarkar profile". Retrieved 4 October 2012. 
  2. ^ Hobart Student Association; Hobart College; William Smith College; William Smith Student Association (1988). The Seneca review. Hobart Student Association. pp. 81–82. Retrieved 4 October 2012. 
  3. ^ "Poets dominate Sahitya Akademi Awards 2013". Sahitya Akademi. 18 December 2013. Retrieved 18 December 2013.

External links[edit]

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Thu, 19 Dec 2013 04:33:45 -0800

New Delhi: Bollywood lyricist Javed Akhtar, Bengali poet Subodh Sarkar, and Bodo poet Anil Boro are among those selected for this year's Sahitya Akademi Awards, which were announced on Thursday. In all there are eight poetry books, four essays, three ...

The Indian Express

The Indian Express
Tue, 10 Feb 2015 10:44:46 -0800

Eminent Bengali poet and writer Subodh Sarkar will be one of the participants . After a recent poetry reading session at Victoria Memorial Hall in Kolkata, eminent Bengali poet and writer Subodh Sarkar was approached by a young member from the audience.

Daily News & Analysis

Daily News & Analysis
Wed, 20 May 2015 10:02:03 -0700

Physicians Dr Tridib Banerjee, Dr Subrata Maitra, poet Subodh Sarkar, Manohar Aich and Ramapada Chowdhury were also awarded. Among organisations, Al Ameen Mission, Bharat Sevashram Sangha and Ramakrishna Mission were also honoured for ...

Daily Mail

Daily Mail
Wed, 18 Feb 2015 14:51:08 -0800

Tollywood actor and Ghatal MP Dev, filmmaker Arindam Sil, singer Nachiketa, singerpolitician Indranil Sen, actress Moon Moon Sen, and poet Subodh Sarkar will visit Bangladesh with Mamata. “We wanted to take more people but we have limited invites, ...

Daily News & Analysis

Daily News & Analysis
Sun, 15 Feb 2015 02:10:49 -0800

For me he is more important than Rushdie, who has made no contribution to Indian literature," Bengali writer Subodh Sarkar said at the inaugural session here yesterday of the LIC-Gateway Litfest, which is dedicated to literature in the Indian languages.
The Hindu
Sun, 05 Jul 2015 14:13:10 -0700

... festival that focussed on the themes and future of South Asian poetry. Kannada poet Chandrashaker Kambhar, Malayalam poet K. Sachidanandan and Bengali poet Subodh Sarkar framed the resolutions — the first time since the literary fest started in 2013.


Tue, 11 Mar 2014 23:04:04 -0700

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Times of India
Sun, 07 Jun 2015 12:08:23 -0700

Poet Subodh Sarkar said, "I haven't seen such a theme being explored in Bengali theatre." When asked if Bengali playwrights had the courage to pen such scripts, Bratya Basu was said, "Having written 'Winkle Twinkle', how can I say that people out here ...

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