Shakti Chattopadhyay

Early in his life, Shakti Chattopadhyay (1933–1995) was a part of the anti-establishment, avant-garde movement called the Hungry Generation. He worked as a journalist for the Ananda Bazar Patrika and then as a visiting lecturer at Viswa Bharati University. He was a prolific translator and poet, with over a dozen collections to his name, besides novels and other nonfictional prose books. “Old New Griefs” is from his Sahitya Akademi–winning collection Jete Pari Kintu Keno Jabo (1983).

  • A close-up photograph of two orange flowers with lavender at their center
    August 2, 2018 | Shakti Chattopadhyay
    Photo by Paul Streltsov / Unsplash   Grief that is now old, I ask it to come and sit near me today.I’m sitting, there’s my shadow, and if grief indeed comes and sits beside meI will feel quite good;...

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