Manohar Shankar Oak

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Manohar Shankar Oak
Native name मनोहर शंकर ओक
Born (1933-05-27)May 27, 1933
Maharashtra, India
Died May 11, 1993(1993-05-11) (aged 59)
Occupation Poet, novelist, and translator
Ethnicity Marathi
Notable works Aaitya Kavita, Manohar Oakanchya Ainshi Kavita, Charsi

Manohar Shankar Oak (Devanagari: मनोहर शंकर ओक) (May 27, 1933 – May 11, 1993) was a Marathi poet, novelist, and translator from Maharashtra, India.

Oak led a Bohemian life style. An influence of English poets like Allen Ginsberg can be discerned in his poetry. The background of Mumbai metropolis often appears in his poems.

An Anthology of Marathi Poetry, 1945-65 by Dilip Chitre contains translations of some of Oak's poems.


Collections of poems[edit]

  • Aaitya Kavita
  • Manohar Oakanchya Ainshi Kavita (posthumous publication)


  • Charsi
  • Antarvedi