Poetry album launched at AF, Dhaka

Poetry album launched at AF, Dhaka

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Dhaka, 06 Jan – A Poetry Album Launching including recitation session of the poet Gauranga Mohanta was held at Alliance Francaise de Dhaka on Friday.
Professor Syed Monzurul Islam, poet and translator Hyet Saif, professor Kaiser Haq attended the programme as the special guests.Poet Gauranga Mohanta has been writing poetry for more than thirty years. “Akash O BedonarHarof” is his first poetry recitation album. 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: PuthiRahiboNishani: 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).
Dr Gauranga Mohanta ndc, was born in January 1962 in Lalmonirhat. He joined Bangladesh Civil Service (Admin) on 15 February 1988. Dr Mohanta is now working as Additional Secretary, Ministry of Education, GoB& Project Director of Higher Education Quality Enhancement Project. At the same time he holds vital position on different non-profitable international cultural organization, whose aim is to spread Bangla Literature through English, French, Japanese, Chinese & other prominent languages by arranging international workshops, seminars, symposiums and Translation Festivals. Mr. Mohanta 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. AF, Dhaka press release

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