Joy Goswami (Bengali: জয় গোস্বামী; born ) is an Indian poet. Goswami writes in Bengali He has received the Anita-Sunil Basu Award from the Bangla Academy, Govt of W.B. the prestigious Ananda Purashkar in for Ghumiyechho. Free Bengali novel PDF Download now Kobita Sangroho by Joy Goswami and Read online Kobita Sangroho by Joy Boi.

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Introducing new readers of poetry into this milieu was an enormous task, and Goswami set upon it without a manifesto.

Or take his poem “Olu”: Goswami’s women subvert these tropes. It’s hanging behind The bathroom door.

Goswami’s formal education stopped early, in grade eleven. This brought his immediate critical acclaim and so long after his first poetry collection was published, named Christmas o Sheeter Sonnetguchchho Sonets of Christmas and Winter. Bursting through the bag the moon Gleams in the sky.

The cook and in-house detective what else can one call her expertise? In Nazrul’s song, the dark girl is the goddess Kali. The superstar who enticed us to buy the theatre tickets was Joy Goswami, arguably Bengal’s most loved and popular poet. Since a literary critic, in spite of her nosey detective instincts, has access only to a writer’s words and not their bank records, it is difficult to say whether the Bengali poet Joy Goswami is the latter.

Goswami’s formal education stopped early, in grade eleven. Goswami turned sixty this year, and to celebrate his life in poetry, a documentary called Joy at Sixty was produced by Sumit Das. Whether he is writing about time and history at war with each other, about trees and grass, astronomy and the earth, the night sky and its inhabitants, the sun, reptiles and eagles, dead parents and living lovers, money and its siblings, houses and their windows, freedom, or about wood and its skeletons, the shadow of women hides behind all his themes.


In other projects Wikimedia Commons. How is one to write a poem about one’s illiterate maid, for instance? He lost his father at the age of six, after which the family was sustained by his mother, a teacher.

She carries the shopping bags. No explanation for madness. One important example is the poem “Nando’s mother” “Nando-r Ma”in which a young woman named Priyobala Das migrates from East Pakistan to Kolkata to work as a maid.

A superstar poet is just as much an oxymoron as a wealthy poet. 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.

But most Bengalis of my generation did not go to see the film for Chatterjee’s sake. Where will I live with Kaberi-Bukun? His family moved to Ranaghat, West Bengal shortly after and he has lived there ever since. Dalloways and a thousand different Ramayanas. It also derives from his refusal to make a distinction between gharey and baireythe home and the world.

Joy Goswami

In the big one the spinning earth. It is titled “Pagli, tomar sathey,” meaning “Madwoman, with you,” which opens thus: 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.

He finds it everywhere—the madness of tradition and the madness of individual talent. They were, in their different ways, dragging the epic into narratives of dailiness, writing about a thousand Mrs.


Many people in the subcontinent make a living by making themselves indispensable as house help.

Joy Goswami, Selected Poems – Asymptote

Meanwhile, his brilliant poems about houses often transform space by viewing them as an extension of the women living in them. Now known as Kabir Suman, Chattopadhyay is a songwriter, a singer, and Bengal’s only public intellectual with a guitar. I was inspired to look up the Bangla when I encountered the expression “worry-water” in the poem “Escape Route,” and to find out what had given birth to the English expression” mygoodness!

Joy was born on November 10, in Kolkata. Reading Goswami’s poetry, one has the sense of how it might feel for a man to be a woman. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Goswami emerged into the popular consciousness alongside another important Bengali wordsmith, Suman Chattopadhyay.

In the big one rivers, trees, oceans, mountains, deserts, slums and cities Crores of ants, are they people? Retrieved from ” https: He wrote for several magazines, not all of them established or well-known.

Joy Goswami – Wikipedia

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. On top of the TV. His family moved to RanaghatNadia West Bengal shortly after and he has lived there ever since.