Shakti Chattopadhyay

Shakti Chattopadhyay (November 25, 1933 - March 23, 1995) was a Bengali poet and writer.In 1956, he had to leave his maternal uncle’s home and moved to a slum at Ultadanga along with his mother and brother. At this time he was solely dependent on the meagre wages of his brother. In March 1956, his poem "Yama" was published in Kabita, a literary magazine published by Buddhadeb Bose. After that he started writing for Krittibas and other magazines. Buddhadeb Bose also invited him to join the Comparative Literature course in newly opened Jadavpur University. He joined the course, but could not complete it either. In 1958, he terminated his relationship with the CPI.He was one of the founder members of the Hungry generation movement which started with the publication of a one-page bulletin in November 1961. However he left the movement in 1963 due to differences of opinion with the other members. Read More on Wikipedia


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