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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 poems 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 Bangla 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.

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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 ...

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Thu, 22 Jan 2015 00:04:25 -0800

Poet Subodh Sarkar lauded the activist for continuing the fight despite the hostilities. "Visitors are barred from meeting her. Despite such an oppressive environment, she has bravely carried on the struggle," Sarkar said. Sociologist and activist ...


Wed, 18 Dec 2013 08:18:45 -0800

Well-known Bollywood lyricist Javed Akhtar, Hindi novelist Mridula Garg and Bengali poet Subodh Sarkar are among those chosen for the Sahitya Akademi Awards for 2013. In all, eight books of poetry, four of essays, three novels, two collections of short ...
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 ...

Calcutta Telegraph

Calcutta Telegraph
Fri, 28 Nov 2014 14:07:30 -0800

Apart from Trinamul MP and film star Dev and poet Subodh Sarkar, Tollywood B-listers, dark shades in place, ruled the stroll from Nandan to the Academy of Fine Arts via JL Nehru Road, Queen's Way and Cathedral Road. There seemed to be a message for ...
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Tue, 25 Nov 2014 11:20:30 -0800

KOLKATA: Remember the poribartan poster of 2011 — a collage of apolitical faces that brought about historic change in Bengal? A few who opposed the change then changed sides eventually and signed up with Trinamool Congress. If Sankha Ghosh, Joy ...
The Hindu
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 15:05:52 -0700

In the acknowledgement, Ms. Banerjee has thanked renowned poet Subodh Sarkar for “typing” the text. Mr. Sarkar was a Left leader few years ago and was one of the closest associates of Mr. Bhattacharya. Ms. Banerjee has penned nearly 50 books so far.

Indian Express

Indian Express
Fri, 28 Nov 2014 14:37:37 -0800

Noted film personalities like TMC MP Deb, Arindam Sil and several other actors participated in the march along with poet Subodh Sarkar, former football stars Samaresh Choudhury, Bidesh Bose and Gautam Sarker. The rally that started from Nandan, the ...

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