Trilingual poet of Bengal’s “Hungry Generation”
dies from Covid-19. He was 78.
He was perhaps one of the most reliable links that Bengal and India had to the counter-culture movements across America and Europe. His lifelong friend, French poet and collagist Bruno Sourdin called him, “The sacred fire of Bengal.” — Sreemanti Sengupta, The Wire
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Previously posted (March 18, 2018) — ONCE UPON A TIME IN INDIA there was a mimeo magazine called ppHOO69 Intercontinental 1969. It was edited by Pradip Choudhuri and published by Subhash Ghose, with a front cover by Alejandro Jodorowsky and a back cover by Claude Pélieu. The poems and prose were divided into two sections, one in Tamil and one in English (with some French).