Khelaram Chakrabarty

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Khelaram Chakrabarty (Bengali: খেলারাম চক্রবর্তী) (c. 16th century) was a Bengali poet and is considered the one of the earliest poet of Dharmamangalkavya tradition.[1] His poem, Gourkavya, which is now available only in fragments,[2] was written in 1527.[2] It is assumed by the historians that he lived at Badangunge village near Arambagh in modern-day Hooghly district in the Indian state of Paschimbanga (West Bengal).[3]


  1. ^ Das, Sisir Kumar (2003). "Khelaram". Samsad Bangla Sahityasangi [Samsad Companion to Bengali Literature] (in Bengali) (1st ed.). Kolkata: Sahitya Samsad. p. 61. ISBN 81-7955-007-9. 
  2. ^ a b Bhattacharya, Ashutosh (2009). Bangla Mangalkavyer Itihas [History of Medieval Narrative Poetry] (in Bengali) (12th ed.). Kolkata: A Mukherjee & Co Pvt Ltd. p. 591. 
  3. ^ Bandyopadhyay, Asit Kumar (1993) [1966]. Bangla Shityer Itibritta [History of Bengali Literature] (in Bengali). III-A (3rd ed.). Kolkata: Modern Book Agency Private Ltd. p. 313.