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Shakti Chattopadhyay - Wikipedia
Views Read Edit View history. He was one of the founder members of the Hungry generation movement, along with other prominent writers like Malay Roy ChoudhurySamir Roychoudhury and Debi Roy. Was it just whimsy? Chattopadhyay came to be recognised as one of the major love poets in Bengal and there was no looking back for him.
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Friendships often became scarred with bitterness, and many of these writers scattered in their own directions soon after, but not before they had driven home the message that a new tongue had sprouted, one that was free from the gigantic emotional burden of being under the shadow of Rabindranath Tagore.
As a result, rebellion, cultural frustration and an attempt to break away from the older mould became an instinctive call for many. Mimlu Sen in her book Baulsphere recounts how she had met Chattopadhyay for the first time at Joydeb mela at Bolpur.
Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. He worked at Saxby Pharma Ltd. If the heart of a child were born in my country full of faith, he would whisper in his ears: Theose were such wonderful days.
Poverty, unemployment and frustration shaped the lives of many — but all the while hope burst like flame of the forest flowers from the red earth of April.
All three works had made a great impact on the readers and brought instant shakri to their writers.
He also started a business himself and ran it for sometime before he gave up and joined Hind Motors as junior executive. In Marchhis poem "Yama" was published in Kabitaa literary magazine published by Buddhadeb Bose. His poverty-ridden origin, inability to stick to either his education or his jobs chattopadhywy gave him the halo of a bohemian poet, frustrated with much in life but not willing to toe the line in spite of this.
His bursts of creative energy, sudden impulsive ways, and total disregard for the norms that governed society led to his being specially idolised by the young — but it was his haunting poetry that earned him the respect of the literary-minded.
October Learn how and when to remove this template message. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The reasons for his rise to fame in a city already full of poets might be manifold.
Young and smug, he might have been off the mark then, but for those who remember Shakti Chattopadhyay the poet now, it does not seem a far-fetched claim anymore. Knowingly, accommodated in indifference, men hide like weeds in the depths of their minds As the older, Communist poet Subhash Mukhopadhyay said, it was as if these new poets had gone into the forests to fight a war for those who did not know how to.
Books by Shakti Chattopadhyay
It was around the beginning of the s that three important works of Bengali poetry were published: The homelessness caused by the Partition and the hunger from the Bengal famine had already become game-changers in a society still struggling to find some semblance of normalcy. With their new writing, they gave birth to the Hungry Generation poets, a group that advocated an entirely new kind of writing, with Chattopadhyay as its leader.
At this time he was solely dependent on the meagre wages of his brother. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources.
Retrieved from " https: It was around this time that, along with other like-minded friends, the young firebrand poet Shakti Chattopadhay burst onto the scene. In this regard the stories of his many escapades from humdrum life, or his rebellion at work, or even the long absences from his family and home on sudden whims, added to poetic folklore and gave rise to the mysterious aura of a rebel poet. In that sense poets like Shubho Acharya, Malay Roy Chowdhury, Sunil Gangopadhyay, Utpal Kumar Basu and others released an entire generation of young writers from the obligation of continuing with the Tagorean legacy, a process that had already begun with Jibanananda Das.