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Subimal Basak, is an Indian fiction writer. He is a member of the Hungry generation
Hungry generation
The Hungry Generation was a literary movement in the Bengali language launched by what is known today as the Hungryalist quartet i.e. Shakti Chattopadhyay, Malay Roy Choudhury, Samir Roychoudhury and Debi Roy alias Haradhon Dhara, during the 1960s in Kolkata, India...

, with Samir Roychoudhury
Samir Roychoudhury
Samir Roychowdhury , one of the founding fathers of the Hungry Generation 1961-1965 ,was born at Panihati, West Bengal, India in a family of artists, sculptors, photographers and musicians...

, Falguni Roy
Falguni Roy
Falguni Roy was an anti-establishment Bengali poet. Along with Shakti Chattopadhyay, Malay Roy Choudhury, Samir Roychoudhury, Subimal Basak, Debi Roy ,Utpalkumar Basu, Binoy Majumdar, Sandipan Chattopadhyay, Basudeb Dasgupta, Roy was also associated with the Hungryalist movement.-Film on Falguni:A...

, Shakti Chattopadhyay
Shakti Chattopadhyay
Shakti Chattopadhay was a Bengali poet and writer, widely regarded as one of the greatest poet of 20th century Bengali literature. -External links:...

 and the movement's creator Malay Roy Choudhury
Malay Roy Choudhury
Malay Roy Choudhury is a Bengali poet and novelist who founded the "Hungryalist Movement" in the 1960s. His literary works have been reviewed by sixty critics in HAOWA 49, a quarterly magazine which devoted its January 2001 special issue to Roy Choudhury's life and works...

.

The Hungry Generation archive, and Weissner Archive with Subimal Basak Papers are held at Northwestern University
Northwestern University
Northwestern University is a private research university in Evanston and Chicago, Illinois, USA. Northwestern has eleven undergraduate, graduate, and professional schools offering 124 undergraduate degrees and 145 graduate and professional degrees....

; the Howard McCord archive is held at Washington State University
Washington State University
Washington State University is a public research university based in Pullman, Washington, in the Palouse region of the Pacific Northwest. Founded in 1890, WSU is the state's original and largest land-grant university...

.

Awards


Subimal Basak was awarded the Sahitya Academy Award for translations by the Government of India in 2008. He was felicitated by Alochana Chakra at the Bangla Academy in 2009.

Film


Srijit Mukherji
Srijit Mukherji
Srijit Mukherji is an erstwhile economist, actor, director, lyricist, and theatrician from the Indian movie industry of West Bengal, Kolkata.-Early life:...

 has directed a film titled Baishe Srabon
Baishe Srabon
Baishe Srabon is a 2011 Bengali musical thriller directed by director Srijit Mukherji. The cast of the movie consists of Prosenjit Chatterjee, Parambrata Chatterjee, Raima Sen, Abir Chatterjee and reputed actor Gautam Ghosh who made a come back after 29 years...

 in which famous Bengali director Gautam Ghose
Gautam Ghose
Goutam Ghose is one of the most acclaimed film directors of modern India. Born in Calcutta. Graduated from Calcutta University....

 has portrayed the role of a Hungryalist intellectual. This was for the first time that Bengali avant garde literature has been incorporated into mainstream cinema.

Works of Subimal Basak

  • Chhatamatha (Novel). Published by Hungry Prokashani, Kolkata 700049. Cover designed by Malay Roy Choudhury
    Malay Roy Choudhury
    Malay Roy Choudhury is a Bengali poet and novelist who founded the "Hungryalist Movement" in the 1960s. His literary works have been reviewed by sixty critics in HAOWA 49, a quarterly magazine which devoted its January 2001 special issue to Roy Choudhury's life and works...

    . 1965
  • Habijabi (Poems). Published by Hungry Printers, Howrah. Cover by Subimal Basak. 1970.
  • Guerrilla Aakrosh (Short Stories). Published by Hungry prokashani, Kolkata 700049. Cover designed by Subimal Basak. 1974.
  • Atmar Shanti Du Minit (Short Stories). Published by Hungry Prokashani, Kolkata 700049. Cover designed by Subimal Basak. 1985.
  • Ajatha Khitkal (Short Stories). Published by Ebang Publishers, Kolkata 700034. Cover designed by Subimal Basak. 1987.
  • Biyar Geet O Dhakai Chhora (Collection of Folk Songs). Published by Subimal Basak, Kolkata 700056. Cover designed by Subimal Basak. 1987.
  • Kusanskar (Collection of Bengali Superstitions). Published by Subimal Basak. Cover designed by Subimal Basak. 1987.
  • Protnibeej (Novel). Published by Haowa49 Publishers, Kolkata 700070. 1996.
  • Casual Leave (Shorty Stories). Published by Graffiti, Kolkata 700029. Cover designed by Sharmi Pandey. 2000
  • Bakbakani (Poems). Published by Sumeriya Publishers, Kolkata. Cover designed by Subimal Basak. 2000.
  • Ethi (Short Stories). Published by Ebang Publishers, Kolkata 700047. Cover designed by Madhubani Painters. 2001.
  • Kutti (Short Skits). Published by Subimal Basak.Kolkata. 2003.
  • Tijorir Bhetor Tijori (Short Stories). Published by Haowa49 Publishers, Kolkata 700070. Cover designed by Subimal Basak. 2005.
  • Gopan Dastabej O Sheetatap Niyantrito Atma (Short Stories). Published by Haowa49 Publishers, Kolkata 700070. Cover designed by Samir Roychoudhury
    Samir Roychoudhury
    Samir Roychowdhury , one of the founding fathers of the Hungry Generation 1961-1965 ,was born at Panihati, West Bengal, India in a family of artists, sculptors, photographers and musicians...

    .2007.

Sources

  • Chhitephota. An Anthology of articles on Subimal Basak edited by Dr. Sajal Ranjan Acharyya. 79 Station Road, Udaypur, Kolkata 400049.
  • Van Tulsi Ki Gandh by Phanishwarnath Renu. Published by Rajkamal Prakashan, Delhi-2, India. (1984)
  • Hungry Shruti & Shastravirodhi Andolon by Dr Uttam Das. Published by Mahadiganta Publishers, Kolkata, India. (1986)
  • Salted Feathers edited by Dick Bakken, Portland, Oregon, USA. (HUNGRU Issue, 1967)
  • Intrepid edited by Carl Weissner, Buffalo, NY, USA. (Hungry Issue, 1968)
  • Milon: Subimal Basak Special edited by Biswajit Nandi, Tura, Meghalaya, India. (2007)
  • Encyclopedia in Assamese (Vol VII) edited by Rajen Saikia. Published by Assam Sahitya Sabha, Jorhat, Assam. (2007)
  • E-Kaler Gadya Padya Andoloner Dalil by Satya Guha. Published by Adhuna, Kolkata, India. (1970)
  • Bangriji Sahitye Khudhito Bangsha by Jyotirmay Datta. DESH Literature Issue. Kolkata, India. (Bengali Year 1375)


See also

  • Shakti Chattopadhyay
    Shakti Chattopadhyay
    Shakti Chattopadhay was a Bengali poet and writer, widely regarded as one of the greatest poet of 20th century Bengali literature. -External links:...

  • Malay Roy Choudhury
    Malay Roy Choudhury
    Malay Roy Choudhury is a Bengali poet and novelist who founded the "Hungryalist Movement" in the 1960s. His literary works have been reviewed by sixty critics in HAOWA 49, a quarterly magazine which devoted its January 2001 special issue to Roy Choudhury's life and works...

  • Tridib Mitra
    Tridib Mitra
    Tridib Mitra was one of the pioneers of the Hungry generation movement in Bengali literature which changed the literary landscape of West Bengal once for all. With his wife Alo Mitra he edited Hungry generation magazines The Waste Paper in English and Unmarga in Bengali...

  • Anil Karanjai
    Anil Karanjai
    Anil Karanjai was an accomplished Indian artist. Born in East Bengal, he was educated in Benaras, where his family settled subsequent to the Partition of the Indian subcontinent in 1947. As a small child he had spent long hours playing with clay to make toys and arrows. He also began very early...

  • Samir Roychoudhury
    Samir Roychoudhury
    Samir Roychowdhury , one of the founding fathers of the Hungry Generation 1961-1965 ,was born at Panihati, West Bengal, India in a family of artists, sculptors, photographers and musicians...

  • Sandipan Chattopadhyay
    Sandipan Chattopadhyay
    Sandipan Chattopadhyay was a Bengali writer. In 1961 he wrote the book "Kritadas Kritadasi" it changed the landscape of Bengali fiction and created a niche for himself...

  • Basudeb Dasgupta
    Basudeb Dasgupta
    Basudeb Dasgupta , a Bengali novelist and short-story writer , is considered as one of the most significant avant-gardes and controversial figures in the history of Bengali literature.-Writings:Basudeb's major contribution to Bengali literature spanned from the early 1960s to mid 80's...

  • Hungry generation
    Hungry generation
    The Hungry Generation was a literary movement in the Bengali language launched by what is known today as the Hungryalist quartet i.e. Shakti Chattopadhyay, Malay Roy Choudhury, Samir Roychoudhury and Debi Roy alias Haradhon Dhara, during the 1960s in Kolkata, India...


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