Joy Goswami is one of the best Bengali poets around and writes in the Bengali language. He is a well published writer of the ‘post-Jibananda Das era’, having. Joy Goswami, a much-awarded Bengali poet, has been a consistent voice against violence, war and genocide, and has published over 50 titles. Joy Goswami –Bengali Poet: The South Asian Literary Recordings Project ( Library of Congress New Delhi Office). One of the finest Bengali poets of recent times.

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Joy Goswami, Selected Poems – Asymptote

July Learn how and when to remove this template message. In the big one the spinning earth.

There she comes, through our lane, right behind Kaberi— Hamida with two bags big and small in her hands [ All this is seen through geological time, one of the constants of Goswami’s poetry and prosethrough “supernovas bursting like bubbles” and so on, until we reach the breath-stopping last line: Since morning two labourers have been coming and going In front of the veranda Pans full of sand and stone chips on their heads.

Tasnim Dewan Orin marked it as to-read Oct 12, Goswami was introduced to and encouraged with respect to poetry by his father, a well-known political worker in the area. Contentious material about living persons that is unsourced or poorly sourced must be removed immediatelyespecially if potentially libelous or harmful.

The film is about a man who is terribly and stereotypically a ‘poet’: How is one to write a poem jiy one’s illiterate maid, for instance? Goswami’s formal education stopped early, in grade eleven. Shihab Monty rated it did not like it Oct 19, Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.


Joy Goswami

Reading Goswami’s poetry, one has the sense of how it might feel for a man to be a woman. Retrieved 9 July It’s hanging behind The bathroom door. But not everyone has Goswami as an employer. Goswami’s formal education stopped early, in grade eleven. Goswami’s work is rarely described as feminist, and yet it is undeniably so—especially in his poems about the natural world, in which he refuses to follow the glswami nature-as-woman goswammi, prakriti.

Leenaa marked it as to-read Aug 31, Som rated it really liked it Dec 02, No trivia or quizzes yet. The vegetable-vendors, the fish-sellers say: After a long period of writing in little magazines and Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. In Goswami, I have that rare sense of being allowed to enter a man’s female mind.

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Because Goswami, who lost his father early when the family was still living in Ranaghat, the suburb near Kolkata that gives his poems the tone of far-near and whose mother was a school headmistress, was a school dropout. Retrieved from ” https: Joy was born on November 10, in Kolkata. Lists with This Book. Paperbackpages.

Joy Goswami: Selected Poems

Khushwant Singh Memorial Prize Nominee Trampling on space That dark girl walks on [ In the poem “Spice grinding,” the man who has “come to prepare the spice-grinding slab” chips away lakes from the body of the slab.

It also derives from his refusal to make a distinction between gharey and baireythe home and the world. His expansive tendency to see an ordinary event as part of an epiphanous macrocosm is one of the charms of Goswami’s poetry; here, “Mother Earth” herself is a spice-grinding slab. I have brought the His family moved to RanaghatNadia West Bengal shortly after and he has lived there ever since.


For it is at this point in the poem that the poet turns Olu into someone who is no longer chained by misplaced household items. Arnab Poddar rated it it was amazing Jun 06, Introducing new readers of poetry into this milieu was an enormous task, and Goswami set upon it without a manifesto.

Arnab added it Apr 08, The film, quite self-consciously, structures itself like a Goswami poem, and perfectly illustrates the ways in which his work has infiltrated the public consciousness.

Shanti shanti shanti shanti—when the golden madgirl sits on the shore eating one sunset after benggali Ashes, Burnt by the Sun Or, Here comes the mother Having sold her daughter Your name is very familiar here. Purba rated it really liked it Feb 16, She is you and I, the woman a lover takes to bed, to the theatre, to the dust and the storm, to Shyambazar and to proofreading sessions, and so on.

I was inspired to look up the Bangla nengali I encountered the expression “worry-water” in the poem “Escape Route,” and to find out what had given birth to the English expression” mygoodness! Madhumita Paul is currently reading it Nov 18, Return to Book Page. Goswami’s women subvert these tropes. Sumana Roy writes from Siliguri, a small town in sub-Himalayan Bengal.