Jatindramohan Bagchi

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Jatindramohan Bagchi (27 November 1878 in Nadia, West Bengal - 1 February 1948) was a Bengali poet and editor.[1][2]

Early life[edit]

He was born in Jamshedpur, in Nadia, in rural Bengal. He took his first degree from the Duff College (now Scottish Church College) in Calcutta.[1][3]

Professional career[edit]

He worked in varying capacities as secretary to Justice Saradacharan Mitra, and to the Maharaja of Natore. Later he would work as License Collector of the Kolkata Municipal Corporation, and as manager of FN Gupta Company.[1][2]

Literary career[edit]

He was a prolific contributor to a number of literary journals. Between 1909 and 1913, he also edited the cultural journal Manasi. In 1921 and in 1922, he served as a joint editor of another cultural journal Jamuna. He would later become the owner and editor of the journal Purvachal between 1947 and 1948. His poetry showed the influence of his intellectual contemporary Rabindranath Tagore. He is considered a major voice of the post-Rabindranath period in Bengali poetry.[1] His poetry conveyed the intricacies of life in rural Bengal, in all its joys and sorrows. He died on 1 February 1948.[4]

Works[edit]

Poems[edit]

  • Kajladidi (Sreekol)'
  • Andha Badhu

Collected poems[edit]

  • Lekha (1906),
  • Rekha (1910),
  • Aparajita (1915),
  • Bandhur Dan (1918),
  • Jagarani (1922),
  • Niharika (1927)
  • Mahabharati (1936)

Criticism[edit]

  • Rabindranath O Yugasahitya[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Bagchi, Jatindramohan
  2. ^ a b Ishita Bhaduri
  3. ^ Some Alumni of Scottish Church College in 175th Year Commemoration Volume. Scottish Church College, April 2008, page 589
  4. ^ a b Jatindramohan Bagchi 125 by Ishita Bhaduri