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Subodh Sarkar
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Subodh Sarkar in Kolkata, 2015.
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]

BangaBhushan from the Govt Of West Bengal 2015
D.Lit from University of GourBanga, Bengal 2015
Gangadhar Meher National Award from Sambalpur University 2014

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

First Exculsive Interview of Kovi Subodh Sarkar in video format from SHILPANIR RECORDS, 2010


  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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208 news items

Times of India

Times of India
Tue, 09 Feb 2016 22:33:45 -0800

KOLKATA: Poet Subodh Sarkar has come out in protest over the silence regarding the removal of vice chancellor of Viswa-Bharati Sushanta Duttagupta. Calling it a 'huge assault on Tagore', Sarkar said it's the duty of the civil society to raise a voice ...
Times of India
Wed, 02 Dec 2015 15:50:48 -0800

MALDA: University of Gour Banga has held an emergency meeting with its members to include the name of poet Subodh Sarkar on the proposed list of DLitt recipients. The university has decided to send Sarkar's name to the chancellor for the honour.
Times of India
Fri, 05 Feb 2016 21:26:15 -0800

Poets like Nilim Kumar and Archana Puzari from Assam, Ranajit Das and Subodh Sarkar from West Bengal, Kanji Patel and Gopika Jadeja from Gujarat and Sabarinathan and Kalapria from Tamil Nadu will recite their poems at the gathering. Sanskrit poet ...
Outlook India
Wed, 06 Jan 2016 09:06:35 -0800

Sambalpur University today conferred the prestigious Gangadhar National Award for Poetry -2014 on noted Bengali poet Subodh Sarkar. The award, named after Odisha's eminent poet Gangadhar Meher, was given on the occasion of 49th foundation day of ...
Business Standard
Thu, 10 Dec 2015 06:25:54 -0800

The University of Gour Banga today held its first convocation where honorary D.Litt was conferred on noted litterateur Sirshendu Mukhopadhyay and poet Subodh Sarkar. The university, which was set up in 2008, also conferred honorary D.Sc degrees to ...
Wed, 02 Dec 2015 19:08:32 -0800

Summary: MALDA: University of Gour Banga has held an emergency meeting with its members to include the name of poet Subodh Sarkar on the proposed list of DLitt recipients. A university member said, "In no way does Sarkar belong to the league of Sanjib ...

Daily News & Analysis

Daily News & Analysis
Fri, 30 Oct 2015 05:04:14 -0700

The organisation's secretary, Emmanuel Haque, former mayor Bikash Ranjan Bhattacharya, poet Subodh Sarkar besides others, gathered in front of Statesman House on Chowringhee and raised slogans against the recent controversy over the consumption ...


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 ...

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