Visual Art: Raja Chakraborty

Raja Chakraborty
Overview: Born in 1966 and brought up in Kolkata with parents having an intense interest in literature, Raja grew up in ambient surroundings. His schooling was from Patha Bhavan, Kolkata which added to the flavour. Having done his Masters in English Literature from Calcutta University, Raja Chakraborty turned out to be a bilingual poet writing in Bengali and English. An ardent fan of Sukumar Roy, Raja’s literary journey began with 'chhora' or rhymes in Bengali. He has so far published five books of such 'nonsense rhymes' in the lines of the famed ‘Abol Tabol’ of Sukumar Roy. Prodded by Kiriti Sengupta of Hawakal Prokashana, Raja dabbled in English poetry as well and till date has five books of English poems all of which has been well-received and critically acclaimed. To add to the kitty he has also published a book of poems in Bengali, bordering on the philosophical. It in fact is a quagmire that the same person has traversed across languages and produced nonsense rhymes and intensely probing philosophical poems with the same elan. A complete read of his works clearly indicates that he is more towards the serious and philosophical in his English and Bengali poems while his flair for humour and satire finds expanse in his Bengali rhymes.

Raja is also a regular contributor to journals and anthologies which includes Setu, The Piker Press, Lothlorien Poetry Journal, Litterateur Rw, Duanespoetree, The Writers Club, First Out, Borderless Journal, Dissident Voice, Different Truths and Outlook, to name a few.

Raja also doodles, sketches and paints apart from being a keen sportsman. His passion is word-play and punning…he’s adept in breaking words and giving them new meaning.
Dog Series 1

Dog Series 2

Prayer

Walk on the beach


4 comments :

  1. Poetry, I had read and admired. The artwork, I've just seen and am awestruck. Loved the sketches of the dogs!

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  2. Thank you 😊

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  3. Marvellous ! We all are proud of you Sir.

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