Wednesday, June 18, 2008


Malay RoyChoudhury's Ancestory:

Malay Roychoudhury (1939), and his elder brother Samir (1933), of the Hungry Generation (Hungryalism) literature Movement (1961-1965) fame, belong to the Uttarpara (District Hooghly, West Bengal, India) clan of the Sabarna Choudhuries. Having been born in to this clan has given them a sense of being rooted to the pre-colonial history of West Bengal, as well as an organic geographical sense of belonging to the soil, which most of the contemporary Bengali writers are deprived of. It was natural that these two brothers alongwith Shakti Chattopadhyay, resident of Joynagar-Majilpur, formed the core of the Movement.

The Sabarna Choudhury clan of Uttarpara, like the clans at Halishahar, Birati and Kheput, is a branch of the Behala-Barisha (Kolkata) Sabarna Choudhuries. However, the clan did not suddenly emanate at Behala-Barisha. Like all rarhishreni Brahmins, this family also traces its origin in pre-Islamic Bengal, reportedly, from one of the five Kannaujia Brahmins, brought to his kingdom by Adisura-Sriharsa.

Atul Krishna Ray in his book ‘Lakshmikanta: A Chapter in the Social History of Bengal’ (1928) has mapped the course of the descendants of one of such 10th Century Brahmins in this order: Vedagarbha (980AD), Shobhana, Shauri, Pitambara, Damodara, Kulapati (1182), Shishoo, Gadadhara, Halayudha (1282), Ayurama, Binayak, Jiyo, Paramshwar and Panchanan.

The historical mist gets clearer from the time of a person in flesh and blood at Amati village of Katoa in Burdwan who shifted to Gohatya-Gopalpur (now Goghat) in Hooghly district. His name is Panchanan Gangopadhyay, who gave up hereditory brahminical vocation of religious activities, and joined Humayun’s Afghan cavalry. There is no record as to how he developed the skills of a sword fighter; nevertheless, his ingenuity, bravery and quality of leadership during the reign of Emperor Jalaluddin Muhammad Akbar entitled him to be conferred the military title of ‘Sakhtkhan’, and a promotion to commandant’s grade. He came to be known as Panchu Shakti Khan, a hero of oral ballads. Malay and Samir carry his genes.

The wealth he had amassed as a commandant allowed him to shift his base to a place which later came to be known as Halishahar. He had built a haveli or a palace, and the town was called Haveli-Shahar at that time. He invited vaidyas of Bikrampur, kayasthas of Konnogar, yajurvedi Brahmins from Orissa and Tamilnadu for settling at Havelishahar. Since vocations were caste-based at that time, he had arranged for the settlement of artisans, craftsmen and traders from various areas. Panchu Shakti Khan’s son Shambhupati (1500) reverted to Gangopadhyay title, and engaged himself in developing the area as a business centre; the centre was connected by river route with Bhushana (now in Bangladesh).

Shambhupati’s son Jia (1535-1620) broke the newly-built family tradition and reverted to religious inclinations. He moved from one temple to another with his wife Padmavati, probably because she was unable to bear a child. The couple visited the then Kalikshetra Kalipeeth, now known as Kalighat, the abode of goddess Kali. The legend, narrated in Kalikshetra Deepika by Suryakumar Chattopadhyay and Kalighat Itibritta by Upendranath Mukhopadhyay is that Padmavati in her trance saw a halo of light descend on the adjacent pond; she wanted to take a dip in that halo of light, which she did, and became pregnant. Hence the custom of childless couples taking a bath in the adjacent water-body. Presently it is waiting to be cleaned of filth. Next day Padmavati saw a hand right in the middle of the pond, signaling her to find out what is concealed at the bottom. On excavation, a piece of goddess Sati’s feet was discovered, reported to be locked in the temple-chest forever.

Padmavati gave birth to a son, and as the story goes, died after three days. Jia renounced samsara, and became an ascetic and moved to Varanasi; thenceforth he was known as Mahatma Kamdev Brahmachari, having been ordained by his guru Atmaram Brahmachari who was well versed in Persian, Arabic, Hindvi and Sanskrit. The present image of goddess Kali at Kalighat was installed by Kamdev Brahmachari. Since then ‘Sabarna’ is a password for clan members to enter the sanctum sanctorum of this overcrowded temple. Malay and Samir do have the spiritual tolerance of Kamdev Brahmachari.

Jia’s son was reared, educated and trained by Atmaram Brahmachari and his assistant Ananda Giri. The boy was named Lakshmikanta (1570-1649). The Sabarna Choudhury clan starts from him. Lakshmikanta was trained in the traits of Panchu Shakti Khan; the boy was a mathematical wonder. His mathematical prowess, command over several languages and wrestling skills drew the attention of feudal lord Srihari Guha of Gaud, who was a minister at Afgan Sultan Daud Khan’s court. Lakshmikanta got a job at Saptagram revenue department, and rose to become an advisor to Srihari Guha’s son Pratapaditya.

In Bangadhip Parajay written by Pratapchandra Ghosh, and Jashohar Khulnar Itihas written by Satishchandra Mitra, when Daud Khan was defeated by the Moguls in 1576, Srihari Guha divided his fiefdom, gave 70% to Pratapaditya and 30% to his brother Basanta Ray. Pratapaditya started encroaching upon the fiefdoms of other feudal lords and increased his domain spreading over Khulna, Jessore and 24 Pargana. Lakshmikanta’s diplomacy ensured a pact between Mogul subedar Islam Khan and Pratapaditya. Pleased with the quantum of revenue, Emperor Akbar conferred the title of Maharaja to Pratapaditya, and Majmuadar (Revenue Commissioner) to Lakshmikanta.

The title of Maharaja changed Pratapaditya to a different man. He broke the conditions of the pact, and along with eleven other feudal lords, refused to pay requisite quantam of silver to the coffers of the Emperor. He also conspired to kill his uncle Basanta Ray and his son. Lakshmikanta refused to be a part of the conspiracy, and fled to Halishahar. Akbar had sent a couple of military expeditions to defeat Pratapaditya but did not succeed; later, Emperor Jahangir sent a huge army contingent under Man Singh. On his way to Bengal, Man Singh had sought the blessings of Mahatma Kamdev Brahmachari at Varanasi. After capturing Pratapaditya, Man Singh requested the Emperor to establish Kamdev’s son Lakshmikanta as a feudal lord. Lakshmikanta was conferred with the titles of ‘Roy’ (for an annual fortune of one million silver) and ‘Choudhury’ (for a huge tract of land by the sea).

Roy Lakshmikanta Majmuadar Choudhury, the name did not go well with the brahmin caste to which he belonged. Since Gangopadhyay brahmins are sabarna gotra, his priests and the advisors decided to call the family Sabarna Choudhury. His kingfdom being spread over Behala to Dakshineshwar, Pargana Magura, Khaspur, Kolkata, Poikan, Anwarpur, Amirabad, Havelishahar, Hatigarh and a large area of Sundarbans, Laksmikanta established revenue collection centres at various places, important ones being Behala and Dihi Kolkata. The East India Company arrived and these two centres became quite busy. Malay and Samir have the organizational skills of Lakshmikanta, otherwise Hungryalist Movement would not have been possible.

According to Atul Krishna Ray, Lakshmikanta had seven sons: Ram (1590-1650), Gauri (1600-69), Gopal, Bireswar, Krishna, Gopi and Mahadeva (1639-1730). Ram had three sons: Ramballav, Subuddhi and Jagadish (1620-1690). Jagadish had four sons: Vidyadhar (1640-1720), Raghudeva (1642-1722), Ratneswar (1670-1720) and Rameswar (1674-1739). According to ‘Bangsha Parichay’ (1911) written by Amarnath Bandyopadhyay, Ratneshwar is Vidyadhar’s son. However, from this generation onwards the title Majmuadar was dropped, and Roychoudhury was exchanged for Gangopadhyay.

Vidyadhar established himself at Behala-Barisha, and the Sabarna Choudhuries of this area are his decendants. It was Ramchand (1658-1732), son of Vidyadhar, who with his cousins, Manohar (1730), Pran (1653-1700) and Rambhadra (1700), signed the deed of transfer of rent collection of three villages i.e. Dihi Kolkatah, Sutanuti and Govindapur to East India Company. These three villages came to be known as Calcutta (now Kolkata).

The story of the Uttarpara clan of Sabarna Choudhuries starts from Ratneshwar. Mahatma Kamdev Brahmachari had advised the family to spread out west of Ganges (Hoogly river in West Bengal), Varanasi being on the western bank of the river. In 1709 Ratneshwar purchased the northern tract of Chakbali of Sheoraphuli fiefdom of Manohar Roy; the area being on the north of Chakbali, it came to be known as Uttarpara. His palace, which has since been demolished for constructing a housing colony, was known as Sabarna Villa.

In his book Atul Krishna Ray has dealt with the genealogy of Behala-Barisha and Halishahar clans. For Uttarpara clan the book by Amarnath Bandyopadhyay is authentic, as it enlists all the families of Uttarpara in 1911. Malay Roychoudhury himself though did not get a copy of this book when he wrote Chhotoloker Chhotobela (2004) and Autobiography in Volume 14 & 215 of Contemporary Authors Autobiography Series. We may chart out the genealogy in this manner as given by Bandyopadhyay:

Ratneshwar->Ramjivan->Madhusudan->Gangaram->Ram Narayan. Ram Narayan had four sons: Chandicharan, Bhavanishankar, Bharatcharan and Gourmohan. Since we are interested in Malay and Samir’s ancestors, we proceed from Chandicharan (1691), whose son Jay Gopal (1718) had four sons: Jadunath, Trailokyanath, Kalachand and Kedarnath. Jadunath had three sons: Baikunthanath, Harinarayan and Lakshminarayan (1799).

Lakshminarayan’s sons are: Pramod, Sushil, Ranjit, Anil, Sunil and Bishwanath. Malay and Samir are Ranjit’s sons. Lakshminarayan left Uttarpara and reached Lahore where he learned photography and painting from the Museum Curator John Lockwood Kipling, Rudyard Kipling’s father. Thereafter he, with his wife and children, was always on the move from one princely state to another, painting huge portraits of the members of royal families. Assisting him, his children learned photography and painting. Lakshminarayan died at Patna while drawing portraits of family members of Darbhanga maharaja. The brothers were forced to settle at Patna, whereas Apoorvamoyee, Lakshminarayan’s wife, along with Anil, went back to their twelve-room Uttarpara bungalow.

Promod joined Patna Museum as Keeper of Paintings and Sculpture. Sushil opened a photography studio at Chhapra, Anil at Uttarpara, and Ranjit at Patna. Malay and Samir were also trained in the trade. The two young boys, guided by uncle Promod, had the rare opportunity to spend their holidays in the corridors of Patna Museum, and this experience has given them a sense of history of the micro and macro-level world that would be impossible to get by reading books. This experience has definitely been a contributory factor to the Hungry Generation Movement.

Ranjit was married to Amita (Bandyopadhyay) of Panihati, a vaishnava centre across the river. Amita’s ancestry is traceable from Durgadas Bandyopadhyay, who was incarcerated by the British in 1857 for inciting soldiers in the guise of religious preaching. His son Nanilal was a part of the 19th Century renaissance, and got his three sons Lalmohan, Haridas and Kishorimohan educated in science, law and English language. Amita is Kishorimohan’s daughter.

Kishorimohan wrote articles in English and Bengali, and subscribed to various radical magazines of his time. He was made a member of the Royal Malaria Commission

(1899) and assisted Ronald Ross as a field investigator. Ronald Ross was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1902 for discovering the reasons and cure for Malaria. The responsibility of anti-Malaria campaigns rested on Kishorimohan. He traveled most of the affected areas in India, and used slide-shows for anti-Malaria campaigns. In 1910 the Imperial Government awarded him with a 500gm gold medal at a function at Kolkata, which was attended by a large number of intellectuals and politicians. He was also one of the founder members of Panihati Cooperative Bank, having made an initial contribution of Rs. 100000 and 1000gms of gold. Malay and Samir have Kishorimohan’s socio-political sensitivity.

Neither Malay nor Samir reside in any of their clan sites. They live in Kolkata and try to keep in touch with the Sabarna network, which by now has 20000 members spread all over the world. Malay’s son Jitendra (1975) and daughter Anushree (1969) also do not reside in any of the clan sites. Malay’s uncle Sunil’s children and grandchildren, however, live in the housing colony built on the land where once Ratneshwar’s palace stood in architectural glory.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Bibliography of MalayRoyChoudhury

A Bibliography of his Works

Compilation facilitated by by Prabir Chakrabarty & Ratan Biswas

[Malay Roychoudhury writes in Bangla---one of the most important native languages of South Asia---and sometimes in English. One of the founders of Hungryalist literary movement (1961), Roychoudhury has been sought out by such notable writers as Mexican Nobel Prize winner Octavio Paz, American poet Allen Ginsberg, and Nicaraguan poet and priest Ernesto Cardenal. In addition to being a poet, Roychoudhury (better known as Malay) is also a counter-culture novelist, essayist, dramatist, short story writer, translator, and critic. An autobiographical essay by Malay has been included in volume#14 [revised in volume#215] of Contemporary Authors Autobiography Series published by The Gale Group Inc., 27500 Drake Road, Farmington Hills, MI 48331-3535, USA. He is the only Indian writer who has refused to accept Sahitya Academy Award, a coveted literary award conferred by the Government of India.

Malay was born on 29 October, 1939 in Patna, Bihar, India; son of Ranjit ( a photographer and painter) and Amita (Bandyopadhyay). Married Shalila Mukherjee, field hockey player, in 1968; children: Anushree (daughter) and Jitendra (son).]

Prabir Chakrabarty had compiled the under-noted bibliography for the book ‘Malay’ edited by Murshid A.M., published from Avishkar Prakashani, Bansdroni, Kolkata 700 070, India, and Ratan Biswas had prepared list of writings not included in any book for the commemorative issue of AHABKAL magazine.

1. Marxbader Uttaradhikar(nonfiction), Shakti Publications (Kolkata, India), 1962.

2. Shoytaner Mukh (collected poems), Krittibas Prakashani (Kolkata, India), 1963.

3. Amimangshita (book-length poem), Zebra Publications (Kolkata, India), 1965.

4. Stark Electric Jesus (book-length poem), Tribal Press (Washington, DC), 1966.

5. Jakham (book-length poem), Zebra Publications (Kolkata, India), 1966. Second edition published by Kabitirtha ( 50/3, Kabitirtha Sarani, Kolkata 23, India. Tel. [91]033 2401 0954), 1998.

6 Hungry Andoloner Kavyadarshan (manifesto), Debi Roy (Howrah, India, )1965.

7. Hungryalist Manifestoes/Ishtahar Sankalan (collection of manifestoes), Dedicated to Malabika Das. Cover designed by Charu Khan. Mahadiganta

( Padmapukur Mor, Baruipur, 700144,WB., India),1986.

8. Kobita Sankalan (collected poems), Dedicated to mother Amita Roychoudhury. Cover designed by Charu Khan. Mahadiganta, ( Padmapukur Mor, Baruipur, 700144, WB., India), 1986.

9. Medhar Batanukul Ghungur (collected poems), Dedicated to wife Salila Roychoudhury. Cover designed by Jogen Choudhury. Illustrations by Prakash Karmakar. Mahadiganta, ( Padmapukur Mor, Baruipur, 700144, WB.India),1986

10. Hattali (book-length poem), Mahadiganta, ( Padmapukur Mor, Baruipur, 700144, WB, India), 1989.

11. Selected Poems, Writers’ Workshop, (Kolkata, India), 1989.

12. Dubjaley Jetuku Prashwas (novel), Dedicated to father Ranjit Roychoudhury. Cover designed by Sanchari Lahiri. Howa49 Publishers ( B24 Northern Park,Kolkata, India), 1994. Second edition published by Avishkar Prakashani, (Bansdroni, Kolkata 70, India. Tel. [91]033 2410 5132), 2001.

13. Hungry Kimvadanti (memoir), Illustrations and cover designed by Subimal Basak. Dey Books (Kolkata, India), 1994.

14. Chitkar Samagra (collected poems), Dedicated to Al Mahmud, Shankha Ghosh and Sunil Gangopadhyay, the last remnants of modernism. Kabita Pakshik (36D,Harish Chatterjee Street, Kolkata 26, India. [91] 033- 2455-6325), 1995.

15. Chhatrakhan (collected poems), Dedicated to Mala Ray & Debi Ray and Sunita Ghosh & Saileshwar Ghosh. Kabitirtha (50/3 Kabitirtha Sarani, Kolkata 23, India. [91] 033 2401 0954),1995.

16. Postmodernism (nonfiction), Howa49 Publishers (B24 Northern Park, Bansdroni, Kolkata 70, India), 1995.

17. Allen Ginsberg’s Kaddish (translation), Kabitirtha (50/3 Kabitirtha Sarani, Kolkata, 700023, India. [91] 033-2401 0954),1995.

18. Bhenno Galpo (short story collection), Dedicated to elder brother Samir Roychoudhury. Cover designed by Raju Debnath. Dibaratrir Kavya (Kolkata, India), 1996.

19. Jalanjali (novel), Dedicated to Tarun Sur, Subarna Upadhyay and Barindranath Gupta. Cover designed by Prakash Karmakar. Raktakarabi (Kolkata, India), 1996.

20. Tristan Tzara’s Poems (translation), Kalimati (3 Atasi Road, Pramathanagar, Jamshedpur 831 002, India), 1996.

21. Allen Ginsberg’s Howl & Other Poems (translation), Kabita Pakshik ( 36D Harish Chatterjee Street,Kolkata 26, India), 1996.

22. Ja Lagbey Bolben (poems), Dedicated to Shakti, Shila & Minakshi. Cover designed by Kamal Chakraborty. Kaurab Prakashani (Jamshedpur, India), 1996.

23. Jean Cocteau’s Crucifixion (translation), Dedicated to Falguni Ray. Kabita Pakshik (36D Harish Chatterjee Street, Kolkata 26, India),1996.

24. Blaise Cendrar’s Trans Siberian Express (translation), Dedicated to Uttam and Malabika. Amritalok Prakashani ( Mitra Compound, Station Road, Midnapur 721 101, WB., India), 1997.

25. William Blake’s Marriage of Heaven and Hell (translation), Dedicated to Jahar Sen Majumdar. Grafitti (2A Tipu Sultan Road,Kolkata 700026, India), 1998.

26. Natoksamagra (collection of Illot, Hibakusha and Napungpung drama), Kabitirtha (50/3 Kabitirtha Sarani, Kolkata 23, India. [91] 033 2401 0954), 1998.

27. Awe (deconstruction of 23 poems), Dedicated to Debiprasad Bandopadhyay. Cover designed by Anil Karanjai. Kabita Pakshik( 36D Harish Chatterjee Street,Kolkata 26, India), 1998.

28. Naamgandho (novel), Sahana (Dhaka, Bangladesh), Dedicated to Murshid A.M. and Kalim Khan.1999 second edition published by Avishkar (Bansdroni, Kolkata 70, India. [91] 033-2410 5132), 2002.

29. Autobiography of Paul Gaugin (translation), Grafitti (2A Tipu Sultan Road, Kolkata 700026, India), 1999.

30. Jean Arthur Rimbaud (biographical-criticism), Cover designed by Prabir Sen. Kabitirtha (50/3 Kabitirtha Sarani, Kolkata 700023, India.Tel. [91] 033-2401 0954), 1999.

31. Allen Ginsberg (biographical-criticism, includes correspondence), Prabir Sen. Kabitirtha ( 50/3 Kabitirtha Sarani, Kolkata, India. Tel. [91] 033 2401 0954), 2000.

32. Atmadhangser Sahasrabda (collection of poems edited by Rabindra Guha), Dedicated to Sukumar Choudhuri and Rabindra Guha. Cover designed by Shormi Pandey. Grafitti (2A, Tipu Sultan Road, Kolkata 700026, India), 2000.

33. Surealism/Paravastavbad (nonfiction), Dedicated to Susweta Chakraborty and Kamal Chakraborty. Illustrations by Subimal Basak. Ebong Prakashani (Kolkata, India), 1997.

34. Hungryalist Interviews, edited by Ajit Ray (collection of Malay’s interviews taken by Adrish Biswas, Sayed Samidul Alam, Shankar Sarkar, Bibekananda Chattopadhyay, Dipen Ray, Arunesh Ghosh, Kunal Mandal, Mandira Pal, Gopinath Karmakar, Abhash Mitra, Partho Mukhopadhyay, and Farzana Warsi), Dedicated to Shormi Pandey and Shubhankar Das. Mahadiganta ( Padmapukur Mor, Baruipur, 700144, WB. India),1999.

35. Matantar (nonfiction), Ataeb Prakashani ( Nimta, Kolkata 700049, India), 2000.

36. Postmodern Kalkhando O Bangalir Patan (nonfiction), Dedicated to Rabindra Guha. Cover designed by Sukumar Choudhuri. Khanan (215 Vasant Vihar,Lava Road, Wadi, Nagpur 440023, India), 2000.

37. Uttor-Ouponobeshik Postmodernism (nonfiction), Dedicated to Shankar Sarkar. Bakprotima . (Mahishadal, Midnapur,India), 2001.

38. Salvador Dali (based on Dali’s The Secret Life of Salvador Dali), Grafitti (2A, Tipu Sultan Road,Kolkata 26, India), 2001.

39. Ei Adham Oi Adham (novel), Dedicated to Arabinda Pradhan. Cover designed by Tridib Mitra and Alo Mitra. Photograph on dust-jacket by father Ranjit Roychoudhury. Kabitirtha (50/3, Kabitirtha Sarani, Kolkata 23, India Nobile Tel.No.09231859988), 2001.

40. Postmodern Bangla Poetry 2001: An Overview (nonfiction), Haowa49 Publishers, (B24 Northern Park, Bansdroni, Kolkata 70, India), 2001.

41. Postmodern Bangla Short Stories: An Overview (nonfiction), Haowa49 Publishers, (B24 Northern Park, Bansdroni, Kolkata 70, India), 2001.

42. Dada Manifestoes Of Tristan Tzara (translation), Cover designed by Shormi Pandey. Grafitti (2A,Tipu Sultan Road, Kolkata 700026, India), 2002.

43. Nakhadanta (novel), Dedicated to Surojit Sen, Ratan Biswas and Haraprasad Sahu. Cover used from a dictionary page of Gyanendramohan Das. Haowa49 Publishers ( B24 Northern Park, Bansdroni,Kolkata, India), 2002.

44. Kounaper Luchimangsho (collection of poems), Dedicated to Dr. Bhumendra Guha. Cover designed by Sukhendu Pal. Kobita Campus ( 48/2 Bhairab Datta Lane, Salkia, Howrah 711106, India. Mobile Tel. No. 09830357424), 2003.

45. Postmodern Jibonananda (nonfiction), Dedicated to Ajit Ray, Kajal Sen and Shyamal Sil. Cover designed by Shormi Pandey. Grafitti (2A, Tipu Sultan Road,Kolkata 26, India), 2003.

46. Postmodern Bangla Poetry 2003: An Overview (nonfiction), Haowa49 Publishers. (B24 Northern Park, Bansdroni, Kolkata 70, India), 2003.

47. Postmodern Bangla Short Stories 2003: An Overview (nonfiction), Haowa49 Publishers (B24, Northern Park, Kolkata 700070, India), 2003.

48. Adhunantik Bangla Kavita edited by Samir Roychoudhury and Om Nishchal (nonfiction in Hindi), Parmeshwari Prakashan (B-109, Preet Vihar, Delhi 110 092, India), 2004.

49. Pratiswa Parisarer Abinirman (self-interview), Cover designed by Tarun Dey. Dahapatra (Ghatakbagan,Chandan Nagar 712136, Hooghly, India), 2004.

50. Bishoy Postmodernity (collection of post-Hungryalist interviews edited by Aravinda Pradhan. Interviewers are : Sudakshina Chattopadhyay, Debashis Hajra,Anurag Mahato, Mrinalkanti Rakshit, Chitrabhanu Singha, Prabuddha Bhattacharjee, Gargi Ghosh Dastidar, Ajitkumar Bhowmik, Sayantani Pal, Debaprasad Sarkar, Indrani Ghosh, Shatadal Dutta, Shyamal Sil, Bapi Chakraborty, Durbadal Dutta, Tarjani, Dhurjati Chanda, Ratan Biswas, Anadiranjan Biswas, Murshid A.M., Arabinda Pradhan, Kalim Khan, Tapas Mitra and Pranabendu Debnath), Dedicated to Saswata Sikdar and Biswajit Sen. Cover designed by Shormi Pandey. Grafitti (2A, Tipu Sultan Road, Kolkata 26, India), 2004.

51. Chhotoloker Chhotobela (childhood memoir), Dedicated to Janab Mijanur Rahaman and Begam Noorjahan Bakshi. Cover designed by Saswata Sikdar. Photograph used on cover was shot by uncle Biswanath Roychoudhury. Quark Publishers (10/9, Siddhi Nath Chatterjee Road,Kolkata 34, India. Mobile Tel No.09830015525), 2004.

52. Kobita 2004-1961 (collection of all poems written between 1961 and 2004), Cover designed by Debabrata Ghosh. Illustrations by Prakash Karmakar. Malay’s photograph by Subimal Basak. Avishkar Prokashani (Bansdroni, Kolkata 70, India. Mobile Telephone No. 09830331092), 2005.

53. Hungry Andoloner Ishtahar ( Hungryalist manifestoes with introduction. Includes copies of covers and old photographs), Dedicated to Dr. Tapodhir Bhattacharya. Abar Eshechhi Phirey Publications (Bhagabangola, Murshidabad 742135, India), 2007.

54. Charles Baudelaire (biographical-criticism), Dedicated to Mandira Pal and Tripti Santra. Cover designed by Utpal Bhattacharjee. Kabitirtha (50/3, Kabitirtha Sarani,Kolkata 23, India. [Mobile Tel.No.09231859988]), 2007.

55. Aprakashito Chhotogalpo (collection of short stories), Dedicated to Adrish Biswas and Prabir Chakraborty. Cover designed by Saswata Sikdar. Quark Publishers (10/9, Siddhi Nath Chatterjee Road,Kolkata 34, India.( Mobile Telephone No. 09830015525 ), 2007.

56. Adhunikatar Biruddhey Kathavarta (nonfiction), Dedicated to Utpal Bhattacharjee. Cover designed by Prabhat Choudhuri. Kabita Pakshik (36D, Harish Chatterjee Street,Kolkata 26, India), 1995.



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*Owao (short story) Kabitirtha magazine. October 2005 issue. Editor Utpal Bhattacharjee.

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*Kangshalra Sukhey Achhen (short story). Khanan magazine, May 2006. Editor Sukumar Choudhuri.

*Nei Achhay (cut-up short story). Kabitirtha magazine, September 2006 issue. Editor Utpal Bhattacharjee.

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*Shurpanakha, Heritage (political fairy tale). Kobita Campus magazine, January-August 2007 issue. Editors Aloke Biswas and Pranab Pal.

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*Arup Tomar Entokanta (novel bases on Hungryalist days). Bishoymukh magazine. July-December 2007 issue. Editors Debashis Biswas and Bikash Gana Choudhury.


*Abhimukher Upajibya(first instalment). Bishoymukh magazine. January-June 2004 issue. Editors Debashis Biswas and Bikash Gana Choudhury.

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Editors Debashis Biswas and Bikash Gana Choudhury.

*Abhimukher Upajibya ( Last instalment). Bishoymukh magazine. 2006 issue. Editors Debashis Biswas and Bikash Gana Choudhury.


*FIR. Zebra magazine. 1966. Editor Malay Roychoudhury

*Bangla Gadyer Simabaddhata. Godhulimone magazine. March 1982. Editor Ashok Chattopadhyay.

*Shibnarayan Rayer Sangey Kichhukshan. Mahadiganta magazine. 1986. Editor Uttam Das.

*Srijansheel Atmahatyar Nayika Sylvia Plath. Amritalok magazine. September 1987. Editor Samiran Majumdar.

*Bangali Jubak Jubatir Naach. Ebang magazine. October 1987. Editor Dhurjati Chanda.

*Samaskritir Sankat: Sarvabharatiya Bangali Criminaler Abhab. Ebang magazine. December 1987. Editor Dhurjati Chanda.

*Sati Teer: Red Indian Lekhaker Best Seller. Phooo magazine. 1992-93. Editor Pradip Choudhuri.

*Meyemanusher Biruddhe. Haowa49 magazine August 1997. Editor Samir Roychoudhury.

*Gadyer Prajuktibid Marcel Proust. Furnace magazine. May-June 1988.

*Kobitar kaj:Kajer Kobita. Kabitirtha magazine.1989. Editor Utpal Bhattacharjee.

*Kobitwer Andhakar: Lathkhorer Bidroho. Mahadiganta Magazine. 1990. Editor Uttam Das.

*Aami Kothay? Paa magazine. January-April 1992.

*Dantasfuta Jayadhwani. Megh magazine. 1994. Editor Sanchita Sen.

*Ei Sheeter Tatwa. Kavita magazine. 1995. Editor Supriya Bagchi.

*Pradip Choudhurir Kabita. Haowa49 magazine. January 1995. Editor Samir Roychoudhury.

*Adhahpataner Jathartho. Kabitirtha magazine. October 1996.

*Pathaker Mrityu. Majhi magazine. 1996. Editor Prashanta Ray.

*Bangla Sahitye Hungry Andolon. Commemorative issue of 17th Annual Bengali Conference of North America 1997. Editors Susanta Ray, Debajyoti Das and Jiten Mohanti.

*Jatilata. Haowa49 magazine. May 1998. Editor Samir Roychoudhury.

*Kobitar Janmo. Kabitirtha magazine. September 1998. Editor Utpal Bhattacharjee.

*Shabdartho Jar Muluk Tar. Ekaler Raktakarabi magazine. September 1998. Editor Pradip Bhattacharjee.

*Rearview Aynay Kourab. Kourab magazine. October 1998. Editor Kamal Chakraborty.

*Allen Ginsberger Sakshatkar (translation of Harvey Kubernik). Kavita#53 magazine. 1999. Editor Supriya Bagchi.

*Pragadhunik Danrakobi Adhunik Danrakobi. Mahadiganta magazine. January-March 1999. Editor Uttam Das.

*Premik Baudelaire. Disha Sahitya. October 1999. Editor Anindya Ray..

*Allen Ginsberger Sakshatkar (translation of Gloria Glikston Bram). Sannidhya. October 1999.

*Ki Boi Porbo Keno Porbo. Sahitya Setu magazine. 16 September 1999. Editor Jagabandhu Kundu.

*Colonial Modernity Banam Arabinda Pradhan Ki Ajib Dastan. Anuttar magazine. September 1999

*Kshudha Prem Aguner Senk.(about probasi Bengali). Padakshep magazine. September 1999. Editor Samir Basu.

*Kedar Bhadurir Sakshatkar. Mahadiganta magazine. July-September 1999. Editor Uttam Das.

*Ki Bhabey Bujhben Kobitati Postmodern. Kalimati magazine. October 1999. Editor Kajal Sen.

*Jounata. Shahar magazine. October 1999. Editor Ajit Ray.

*Adhunikata, Uttaradhunikata, Jibanananda. Godhulimone. September-October 1999. Editor Ashok Chattopadhyay.

*Postmodern Kabita Kakey Baley. Ebang Arbachin magazine. October 1999. Editor Koushik Ray.

*Bangalir Prabas. Padakshep magazine. October 1999 issue. Editor Samir Basu.

*Jibanananda Problematique. Lokakriti magazine. November 1999. Editor Haraprasad Sahoo.

*Dipankar Datter Sakshatkar. Arbachin magazine. 2000 issue. Editor Shormi Pandey.

*Allen Ginsberger Sakshatkar (several interviewers). Kobita Ishtahar. January 2000.

*Pratik O Pratikbadi Andolon. Dadhichi magazine. 2000. Editor Dolly Datta.

*Kobitwer Kalgham:Kano Je Likhi. Kabitirtha magazine. September 2000.Editor Utpal Bhattacharjee.

*Kobitar Rhizomatic Boishishtya. Ekhon Nidagh magazine. April 2000.

*’Amar’ Biswas ki ‘Tomar’ Biswaser Cheye Shreya? Kabita Campus magazine. January-March 2000. Editor Alok Biswas and Pranab Pal.

*Unishatama Ashwarohi. Mizanur Rahamaner Troimasik Patrika. July-September 2000 issue. Editor Mizanur Rahaman.

*Postmodern Little Magazine. Sahitya Setu magazine. March 2001. Editor Jagabandhu Kundu.

*Achabhuyar Bombachak. Kabitirtha magazine. June 2001. Editor Utpal Bhattacharjee.

*Postmodernism O Atharvabed. Kalimati magazine. July 2001. Editor Kajal Sen.

*Pratik O Pratikvadi Andolon. Dadhichi magazine. August 2001 issue. Editor Dolly Datta.

*Postmodern Sampadakiya. Kledaja Kusum magazine. September 2001 issue. Editor Pranab Kumar Chattopadhyay.

*Adolf Hitlerer Sakshatkar (translation). Sahitya Suchipatra. November 1999-April 2000.

*Lakshmikanto: Ekjan Sthanik Akshanvyakti. Kobititha. October 2001. Editor Utpal Bhattacharjee.

*Atlas O periplus. Ekhan Nidagh magazine. Boimela 2001

*Dipak Majumdar: Ani Bani Jani Na. Dahapatra magazine. June-December 2002 issue. Editors Surojit Sen and Kamalkumar Datta.

*Postmodern Brouhaha. Zero Hour. July 2002 issue. Editor Dipankar Datta

*Bhashabadaler Kobita. Kabita Campus magazine.july-December 2002 issue. Editors Alok Biswas and Pranab Pal.

*Aparder Best Seller. Haowa49 magazine.August 2002 issue. Editor Arabinda Pradhan.

*Shankarnath Chakrabartyr Postmodern Pratilekh. Haowa49 magazine. November2002 issue. Editor Samir Roychoudhury.

*Sabuj Mahishasur. Mansai Times magazine. January 2003 issue. Editor Biswadeb Chattopadhyay.

*Apurbamoyeer Micronarrative. Sarvanam magazine. February 2003 issue. Editor Krishna Ghoshal..

*Barin Ghoshaler Panoptocon. Notun Kobita magazine. April-September 2003 issue. Editor Ranjan Moitra.

*Krittibas Thekey Hungry Andolon. Kabitirtha magazine. July 2003 issue. Editor utpal Bhattacharjee.

*Atmaprasanga. Khanan Patrika. October 2003 issue. Editor Sukumar Choudhuri.

*Sabarna Choudhurira Sab Galo Kothyay. Disha Sahitya magazine. Utsab 2003 issue. Editor Anindya Ray.

*Hungry, Angry O Beat Pratisandarbha. Amritalok magazine. November 2003 issue. Editor Samiran Majumdar.

*Diasporic Adhunantikata. Haowa49 magazine. December 2003 issue. Editor Samir Roychoudhury.

*Hungry Andoloner Majagulo. Disha Sahitya. Sharad 2003 issue. Editor Anindya Ray.

*Case History: Ichchakrita Gadya. Madhyabarti magazine. January 2004 issue. Editor Biswarup Dey Sarkar.

*Bishyayan O Pashchim Banglar Samskriti. Padakshep magazine. January 2004 issue. Editor Samir Basu.

*Subimal Basaker Sakshatkar. Anyabhumi magazine. April 2004 issue. Editor Utpal Sarkar.

*Jibanshaili: Ekti Adunantik Abhidha. Dadhichi magazine. April 2004 issue. Editor Dolly Datta.

*Allen Ginsbergkey Amra Kibhabey Probhabito Korechhi.Ekaler Raktakarabi magazine. June 2004 issue. Editor Pradip Bhattachajee.

*Hungry Pratisandarbha. Digangan magazine. Utsab 2004 issue

*Hungry Andoloner Sakshya: Sonar Danter Gathakavya. Ebam magazine. August-October 2004 issue. Editor Dhurjati Chanda..

*Hungry Andolon. Rishra Samachar news-magazine. October 2004 Sharad issue. Editor Dilip Sarkar.

*Rimbaud Rahasya. Kabitirtha magazine. January 2005 issue. Editor Utpal Bhattacharjee.

*Aamar Baba. Sunrito magazine. January 2005 issue. Editor Ahmed Sayem.

*Gyanchoutisha: Ananda O Duhkha. Grafitti magazine. February 2005 issue. Editor Subhankar Das.

*Hungry Andolon. Sharadiya Jugasankha. 2005 issue. Editor Bikash Sarkar.

*Aamar Ma. Kanakodi magazine. January-March 2005 issue. Editor Bishal Bhadra.

*Nikhonj Shashurmashay. Horinahorinir magazine. May 2005 issue. Editor Saswata Sikdar.

*Pratham Adhunika, Rajlakshmi Didikey Chenen? Prabase Nijabhase magazine. January 2008 issue. Editor Mandira Pal.

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