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Arun Mitra Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arun_Mitra

Arun Mitra
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Born(1909-11-02)November 2, 1909
Jessore District, Bengal Presidency, British India
(now in Bangladesh)
DiedAugust 22, 2000(2000-08-22) (aged 90)
Kolkata, India
OccupationPoet, journalist and professor
NationalityIndian
Alma materUniversity of Calcutta Paris-Sorbonne University

Arun Mitra (2 November 1909 – 22 August 2000) was an Indian poet of Bengali, who also translated French literature.

Selected bibliography[edit]

English translations of titles are literal in most instances. Transcription of Bengali titles try to represent, as much as possible, the Bengali vernacular and not Sanskrit pronunciation of words.

Poetry[edit]

  • Prantorekha [Horizon Line] Arani Publication, Kolkata. 1943
  • Utser Dikey [Toward the Source] Dipankar Publication, Kolkata. 1955
  • Ghonishto Taap [Intimate Warmth] Tribeni Publishers, Kolkata. 1963
  • Mancher Bairey Matitey [Beyond the Stage on the Earth] Saraswat Publication, Kolkata. 1970
  • Shudhu Raater Shabdo Noi [Not Just the Rustle of the Night] Nabopatro Publication, Kolkata. 1978 (Winner, Rabindranath Tagore Award)
  • Prathom Poli Shesh Pathor [First Silt Last Stone] Karuna Publication, Kolkata. 1981
  • Khunjtey Khunjtey Eto Door [So Far After Searching So Long] Pratikhshan Publication, Kolkata. 1986 (Winner, Sahitya Akademi Award)
  • Jodio Agun Jhor Dhasha Danga [Although a Bank Ravaged by Firestorm] Pratikhshan Publication, Kolkata. 1988
  • Ei Amrito Ei Garol [This Nectar This Venom] Proma Publication, Kolkata. 1991
  • Tunikathaar Gherao Thekey Bolchhi [I Speak Surrounded by Small Talk] Anushtup Publication, Kolkata. 1992
  • Khara Urboray Chinho Diye Choli [I Put My Signature on Drought and on Plenty] Pratikhshan Publication, Kolkata. 1994
  • Andhokaar Jatokkhon Jegey Thakey [As Long As Darkness Remains Awake] Ananda Publishers, Kolkata. 1996
  • Ora Uritey Noi [Not in Random Flight] Kobita Pakhshik, Kolkata. 1997
  • Bhangoner Mati [Eroding Soil] Dey's Publishing House, Kolkata. 1998
  • Uchchhanno Shomayer Shukh Dukkho Ghirey [Surrounded By Joy and Sorrow of a Wayward Time] Ananda Publishers, Kolkata. 1999

Anthology[edit]

  • Arun Mitrer Sreshtho Kobita [Best Poems of Arun Mitra] Bharobi Publication, Kolkata. 1972
  • Arun Mitrer Sreshtho Kobita [Best poems of Arun Mitra] Narbaak Publication, Kolkata. 1985
  • Kabya Shamagro, Vol. I [Collected Poems] Protibhas Publication, Kolkata. 1988
  • Kabya Shamagro, Vol. II [Collected Poems] Protibhas Publication, Kolkata. 1992
  • Bulaar Raagmala [Bula's Garland of Raags] Proma Publication, Kolkata. 1994
  • Nirbachito Premer Kobita [Selected Poems About Love] Bikash Gronthaboli, Kolkata. 1994
  • Panchsho Bachhorer Pharashi Kobita [Five Hundred Years of French Poetry] Translation of various French poets Proma Publication, Kolkata. 1994
  • Shwanirbachito Sreshtho Kobita [Best Poems—selected by the poet] Abhijat Publication, Kolkata. 1999
  • Arun Mitrer Sreshtho Kobita [Best poems of Arun Mitra] Dey's Publishing House, Kolkata. 1999
  • Arun Mitrer Anubad Sangraha, Vol I [Collected Translations of Arun Mitra: Candide; Sartre o Tnar Sesh Sanglap; Aragon] Ed. Chinmoy Guha, Gangchil, Kolkata. 2012 ISBN 978-93-81346-24-2.
  • Arun Mitrer Prabandha Sangraha, Vol I [Collected Essays of Arun Mitra: Kabir Katha, Kabider Katha; Srijan Sahitya Nanan Bhavna; Farasi Sahitya Prasange] Ed. Chinmoy Guha, Gangchil, Kolkata. 2012. ISBN 978-93-81346-49-5.

Narratives[edit]

  • Shikawr Jodi Chena Jai [If Roots Are Known] Bengali novel, Karuna Publication, Kolkata. 1979
  • Candide, Ba Ashabad [Candide, or Optimism] Translation of Voltaire, Sahitya Akademi, New Delhi. 1970, 3rd Edition 2001

Collections (prose)[edit]

  • Pharashi Shahitto Proshongey [On French literature] Critical essays Proma Publication, Kolkata. 1985
  • Srijan Shahitto Nanaan Bhabna [Creative Literature Various Thoughts] Protibhas Publication, Kolkata. 1987
  • Aragon [Aragon] On Louis Aragon: Critical/Biographical Proma Publication, Kolkata. 1991
  • Khola Chokhey [With Eyes Open] Proma Publication, Kolkata. 1992
  • Pather Morey [At the Crossroads] Remembering writers, artists, friends Proma Publication, Kolkata. 1996
  • Kobir Katha, Kobider Katha [About Poet and Poets] Essays on poetry and individual poets Kobita Prakhshik, Kolkata. 1997
  • Kobita Ami O Amra [Poetry Myself and We] Essays on Bengali and French literature Dey's Publishing House, Kolkata. 1999
  • Jibaner Rangey [In the Color of Life] Memoirs Abhijit Publication, Kolkata. 1999

Seclected works on Arun Mitra[edit]

  • Kobi Arun Mitra [The Poet Arun Mitra] Collection of critical essays, analyses, commentaries edited by Shankha Ghosh and Arun Sen Parichay/Anushtup, Kolkata. 1986
  • Arun Mitra (in English) by Abanti Sanyal "Makers of Indian Literature" series Sahitya Akademi, New Delhi. 2003

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