Gauranga Mohanta

Dr Gauranga Mohanta was born in Lalmonirhat, Bangladesh in 1962. He has a BA (Hons) and an MA in English from the University of Dhaka. He did a PhD in English Literature at the University of North Bengal, India. His first collection of poems, Adhiprantar Jure Chhayasarir (A Shadowy Figure Pervades the Agonized Prairie) and a research work, Robert Frost: A critical Study In Major Images and Symbols have been published in 2009. Sunyota o Palokprobaho (Voidness and Feather-flow), another collection of poems has been published in 2012. Two collections of poems Trogoner Gan (Songs of a Trogon) and Jolmayurer Sato Palok (Hundred Feathers of Pheasant-tailed Jacana) have been published in 2016. Jholke Otha Swapnodanga (A Gleaming Dreamland) has also been published in 2016 in which 63 Tang poems have been translated in Bangla for the first time. Two books he co-edited are: Puthi Rahibo Nishani: Heyat Mamud (A Commemorative Volume on the Birth Anniversary of the poet Heyat Mamud, 2006) and Begum Rokeya Smarak (A Commemorative Volume on the Birth and Death Anniversary of Begum Rokeya, 2005). He discharges his responsibilities as an Additional Secretary in Bangladesh. He lives in Dhaka with his wife Rina and their children Twisha and Apratim. He is one of the key advisers of Dhaka Translation Fest. Poet Gauranga Mohanta can be reached at www.gaurangamohanta.com

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