Michael Madhusudan Dutt, or Michael Madhusudan Dutta ; (25 January 1824 – 29 June 1873) was a popular 19th-century Bengali poet and dramatist.
He was a pioneer of Bengali drama.His famous work Meghnad Bodh Kavya, is a tragic epic. It consists of nine cantos and is exceptional in Bengali
literature both in terms of style and content. He also wrote poems about the sorrows and afflictions of love as spoken by women.
Dutta is widely considered to be one of the greatest poets in Bengali literature and the father of the Bengali sonnet. He pioneered what came to be
called Amitrakshar chhanda (blank verse). Although his first love remained poetry, Dutt showed prodigious skill as a playwright. He was the first to
Bengali plays in the English style, segregating the play into acts and scenes. He was also the pioneer of the first satirical plays in
Bengali – Buro Shaliker Ghare Ron (Bengali - বুড়ো শালিকের ঘাড়ে রো) and Ekei Ki Boley Sabyota (Bengali - একেই কি বলে সভ্যতা?)".
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