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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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198 news items

Times of India

Times of India
Tue, 09 Feb 2016 22:36:24 -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
Mon, 18 Apr 2016 22:15:00 -0700

But there are some in this group who have been caustic about me and Subodh Sarkar. They target us but not the producers who give them assignments. These are dangerous celebrities and I call them fair-weather friends of TMC. It's important for us to ...


Wed, 06 Jan 2016 07:22:30 -0800

Sambalpur (Odisha), Jan 6: 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 ...

Times of India

Times of India
Sat, 16 Apr 2016 22:13:06 -0700

Kolkata: On Saturday, when poet Subodh Sarkar, professor Abhirup Sarkar, singer Pratul Mukhopadhyay, Indologist Nrisinha Prasad Bhaduri and professor Monojit Mondal entered the EC office to submit a memorandum, many thought it was a knee-jerk ...
The Statesman
Sat, 16 Apr 2016 12:17:38 -0700

The delegation that also met Chief Electoral Officer Sunil Gupta today included economist Abhirup Sarkar, poet Subodh Sarkar, singer Protul Mukhopadhyay, Indologist Nrisingha Prasad Bhaduri beside others. "The attitude of the Commission towards other ...

Daily News & Analysis

Daily News & Analysis
Sun, 17 Apr 2016 06:38:35 -0700

Among the 19 names on the list are poet Subodh Sarkar and actors Soham Chakraborty, Hiran Chatterjee and Srabanti Chatterjee. However, the hullabaloo over the former left-handed batsman's name being on the leaflet is that unlike the above mentioned, ...

Calcutta Telegraph

Calcutta Telegraph
Mon, 18 Apr 2016 15:07:30 -0700

They were backed up by known loyalists like economist Abhirup Sarkar and poet Subodh Sarkar. And then they all hemmed and hawed (or clammed up) when asked about Trinamul warts like the Narada scandal. Why was this exercise undertaken?

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