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Subodh Sarkar
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Subodh Sarkar at the Kolkata Book Fair 2014.
Born 1958
Nationality Indian
Occupation Poet
Spouse(s) Mallika Sengupta

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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The Indian Express

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

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. The boy, who belonged to a small town in West Bengal, told Sarkar he had ...

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, ...

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Daily News & Analysis
Fri, 13 Feb 2015 04:22:30 -0800

Some of the eminent speakers at the festival include Pratibha Ray, academic and Oriya fiction writer; the Bengali poet, writer and editor Subodh Sarkar; Benyamin, the novelist and short story writer in Malayalam; Jayanth Pawar, the winner of Sahitya ...

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Times of India
Sat, 14 Feb 2015 14:26:01 -0800

"To me, Indian writers like Nemade and Sunil Gangopadhyay are more important than Rushdie. What has he done for Indian literature?" asked Bengali writer Subodh Sarkar. Recently, a Kolkata youngster told him he has read his poems in English translation.


Sat, 14 Feb 2015 19:45:00 -0800

Mohan Kakanadan, editor of the Malayalam magazine, Kaakka, is a regular at literary festivals and has one lasting memory common to all. "I have noticed how writers from the regional languages are treated as ordinary folks at such festivals," he says.


Thu, 19 Dec 2013 05:10:52 -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 ...
Times of India
Thu, 29 Jan 2015 10:00:00 -0800

KOLKATA: Bangladesh day was observed in the KolkataBook Fair as the Bangladesh pavilion was inaugurated by Asaduzaman Noor, Bangladesh culture minister. Bangaldeshminister of state for women and child Begum Meher Afroz Chumkiwas also ...
Times of India
Thu, 27 Nov 2014 15:20:32 -0800

Poet Subodh Sarkar, who has been persuading people from the literary world to join up, said it was a march against the "malicious campaign launched against the state government and Bengal's culture". "There has been a relentless attack on Bengal's ...

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