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Poets/Writers From West Bengal

Total: 193

One of the most firebrand poets of Lucknow. Contemporary of Meer Taqi Meer. His rivalry with Mushafi is well-recorded. Also wrote Rekhti poetry and 'Raani Ketki ki kahani" in prose

Bengali polymath who was active as a poet, writer, playwright, composer, philosopher, social reformer, and painter during the age of Bengal Renaissance. The only Indian-origin author to be awarded the Nobel Prize in literature.

Hasrat Azimabadi

1727 - 1795

Prominent Contemporary of Mir Taqi Mir who had written a Masnavi called 'Khwab e Hasrat'.

Mir Amman

1748 - 1806

Notable author associated with the prestigious Fort William College, also laid the foundation of modern Urdu Prose

Bengali poet, writer, musician, and is the national poet of Bangladesh

Prominent later – classical poet from Bengal

well-known poet of classical tone and tenor

Prominent poet of classical mould from Nengal, known for his 'Tazkira 'Sukhan-e-Shoara'.

Alqama Shibli

1930 - 2019

Well-known poet from Kolkata, wrote Ghazal, Nazm, and Rubai; published several collections of poetry for children, also edited several literary journals

Jameel Mazhari

1904 - 1979

One of the outstanding pre-modern poets known for his radical views.

Jazib Quraishi

1940 - 2021

One of the most prominent contemporary poets known for his unique love-poetry

Mael Lakhnavi

1905 - 1968

Parvez Shahidi

1910 - 1968

Prominet poet of New Nazm

Salik Lakhnavi

1913 - 2013

Translator, Poet and compiler and researcher of the ‘Kulliyat-e-Nazeer’

Wafa Rashidi

1926 - 2003

Waheed Arshi

1943 - 1986

Wakil Akhtar

1936 - 1971

Journalist and poet, known for his humour and satire

Azhar Qadiri

1929 - 2003

C. R. Das

1870 - 1925

Faragh Rohvi

1956 - 2020

Apart from active literary journalist, fiction writer, critic and translator and travel writer

Fayyaz Hashmi

1920 - 2011

Ibraheem Hosh

1918 - 1988

Imam Azam

1960 - 2023

Poet, Critic, Journalist and honorary editor of literary magazine "Tmseel-e-Nau"

Prominent upcoming poet and critic. Recipient of Sahitya Academy's Yuva Puraskar.

Critic & Poet

P. C. Bagchi was one of the most notable Sino -Indologists of the 20th century. He was the third Upacharya (Vice-Chancellor) of Visva-Bharati University.

One of the key figures in establishing Azimabad as a School of Urdu Poetry. Earned the coveted titles of 'Shams-ul-Ulema' and 'Khan Bahadur'.

Prominent woman poet, critic and playwright

Prominent Young Urdu Poet

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