Mallika Sengupta (Bengali: মল্লিকা সেনগুপ্ত, –) was a Bengali poet, feminist, and Her fiery, combative tone is noticeable in many poems, e.g. ” While teaching my son history”: Man alone was both God and Goddess: Man was both. Award-winning feminist poet, editor and novelist Mallika Sengupta and compiled an anthology of poems by women from Bangladesh and West Bengal. The death of Mallika Sengupta, poet, academic, feminist, and I am adding in here some poems by Mallika Sengupta alongside some words.

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Freud That extra which only man possesses That’s what diminishes woman So she is uncertain in childhood Decorates the Shivalinga with flowers at girlhood Her playroom is full of dolls and utensils For it’s said that she is her mother’s replica.

Particularly evocative is her feminist rendition of the legend of khanAa medieval female poet whose tongue was allegedly cut off by her jealous maklika.

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In addition to teaching, editing and writing, she was actively involved with the cause of gender justice and other social issues. Sengupta was the head sengpta the Department of Sociology in Maharani Kasiswari College, an undergraduate college affiliated with the University of Calcutta in Kolkata, [3] Sengupta was much better known for her literary activity.


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Shopping Cart – more. Twitter Reddit Print Facebook. Notify me of updates to Mallika Sengupta kabita Samagra. The author of more than 20 books including 14 volumes of poetry and two novels, she was widely translated and was a frequent invitee at international literary festivals.

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Mallika Sengupta 1960-2011.

Ajijur Rahaman Khan Md. Her selection of themes were conscious, depending on the theoretical basis of her sociological studies, and she was mature at the outset.

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English translations of her work have appeared in various Indian and American anthologies. In man’s body an extra limb Invested with eternal power, earth’s ownership According to Mr Freud for lack of it woman is inferior As an underling she envies man’s virility Nature is uncaring Man is uncaring Children are uncaring Only Freud cares for women!


Her poetry was initially full of imagery and play of language. On galloping horseback with drawn sword Emperor Rohit will set out to conquer the world And he will be decked for war by mother, sister, wife This is just what you wanted, Mr Freud! By Yashodhara Ray Chaudhuri. Gopen Mitra Thakur Dr. The woman had to fight the storms and tempests. Bengali poetry has seen its Kavita Singhas and Debarati Mitras of the 50s and 60s who have had minority status in poetry as women.

Mallika belonged to a generation of educated, highly sophisticated young poets who were busy trying to erase the marks of their womenhood from the body of their poetry, and is in the company of at least more woman poets. Whereas Rohit rehearses for war American soldiers in fatigues in his room Machineguns fusillade tra-ra-ra As man’s aggressiveness grows in him If he claws cheeks with sharp nails Man-child’s extra prowess makes grandmothers beam That extra bit in his body, that’s the licence Which will make him the world’s owner.