Shantanu Kaiser

Shantanu Kaiser (30 December 1954 – 11 April 2017) was a Bangladeshi poet and essayist.[1] He was awarded Bangla Academy Literary Award (2014) in the essay category.[2]

Shantanu Kaiser
শান্তনু কায়সার
Born(1954-12-30)30 December 1954
Died11 April 2017(2017-04-11) (aged 62)
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Resting placeChandpur, Bangladesh
NationalityBangladeshi
Alma materUniversity of Dhaka

Early life and careerEdit

Kaiser earned his masters in English from the University of Dhaka.[3]

Kaiser published 45 books.[1]

WorksEdit

Kaiser published his first volume of poetry, Rakhaler Attochorit, in 1982.[4] His second book Shuvo Shubornojoyonti was published in 2002.[4] He wrote several books on the biography of the writer Adwaita Mallabarman including "Adwaita Mallabarman" (1987), "Adwaita Mallabarman: Jiban, Shahitya Ebong Onynyo" (1998) and "Janmashatabarshe Adwaita Mallabarman: Jiban, Shahitya O Shanshkriti" (2014). He edited Mallabarman's "Uponyassamagra" and "Titash Ekti Nadir Naam". He adapted "Titash Ekti Nadir Naam" into a play. He wrote two books "Ful o Nazrul" and "Oi Nutoner Keton Ore" based on the works of poet Kazi Nazrul Islam.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Poet Shantanu Kaiser no more". banglanews24.com. 12 April 2017. Retrieved 25 July 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Bangla Academy Sahitya Puroshkar recipients announced". The Daily Star. 30 January 2015. Retrieved 25 July 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Contribution of Sazzad Quadir, Shantanu Kaisar analysed". New Age. 17 July 2017. Retrieved 25 July 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ a b c Majid, Pias (4 May 2017). "The man who took literary criticism to greater heights". Dhaka Tribune. Retrieved 24 July 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)