Feminist Poetry in 20th–21st Century Bengal

A Reading of the Poems of Mallika Sengupta



Mandakranta Sen , a representative urban Bengali poet (born in 1972) celebrates the “disobedience” persisting at the centre of girlhood experience, that informs the basic premise of her poetic adventure in the title poem of her award winning volume Hriday Abadhyay meye (may be translated as The Girl with the Soul of Disobedience). Exploiting common everyday words that are suitably appropriated to portray the essential difference of modern Bengali the erstwhile conservative manner of communication preferred by their forerunners, Mandakranta bypasses conventions to reveal the dynamic changes in manner and mode of artistic expression Bengali literature.

How to Cite
DATTA, PAROMITA. Feminist Poetry in 20th–21st Century Bengal. Summerhill, [S.l.], v. 21, n. 1, p. 8 pages, feb. 2018. ISSN 0972-1452. Available at: <http://iias.ac.in/ojs/index.php/summerhill/article/view/28>. Date accessed: 24 mar. 2019.