New Release from Kitaab includes a poetry collection, translated by Rajat Chaudhuri.
Kitaab recently launched The Great Bengali Poetry Underground – Translated by Rajat Chaudhuri featuring 10 poets.
Rajat Chaudhuri has published six books – Butterfly Effect, Calcutta Nights (translation) Hotel Calcutta, The Best Asian Speculative Fiction (ed), Calculus (in Bengali) and Amber Dusk. He is the Charles Wallace Creative Writing Fellow (2014) at the University of Chichester, United Kingdom, Hawthornden Castle Fellow (2015) and a Korean Arts Council Fellow (2013) at Toji Cultural Centre, South Korea. Chaudhuri is a past Fellow of the Sangam House International Writers Residency.
With 100 poems translated in the book, the featured poets include Agni Roy, Novera Hossain, Mitul Dutta, Tanmay Mridha, Atanu Chakrabortty, Gouranga Mondal, Shapla Shawparjita, Pratyush Bandopadhyay, Aysa Jhorna and Arpan Chakraborty.
The blurb of the book reads:
Scroll.in hosts an exclusive excerpt from the book, saying,
This collection, curated and translated by Rajat Chaudhuri, brings together work from ‘the turbulent undercurrents of Bengali verse-writing’..
You can read the whole excerpt HERE.