Rajlukshmee Debee Bhattacharya

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Rajlukshmee Debee Bhattacharya is a poet, translator and literary critic of India writing in Bengali and English. She won the First Prize in the All India Poetry Competition in 1991 organized by The Poetry Society (India) in collaboration with British Council.[1]


Rajlukshmee Debee Bhattacharya was born in 1927.

She taught at Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur and Fergusson College, Pune. She was also Professor of Philosophy at Nowrosjee Wadia College.

She is the author of The Owl and Other Poems and The Touch Me Not Girl. She has also made beautiful translation of the songs of Rabindranath Tagore. Her translation works are unique works of transcreation.[2]

Rajlukshmee Debee was declared All India Poetry Champion in 1991 for her poem Punarnava (‘’The Ever Renewing’’). Rajlukshmee was also on the Jury for the first ever All India Poetry Competition for School Children held in 1996.[3]



  • ‘’The Owl and Other Poems’’, Writers Workshop, Kolkata India 1972
  • ’’The Touch Me Not Girl’’, Disha Publishers, New Delhi India 2000.
  • ’’28 Songs of Rabindranath Tagore’’, Kolkata, Writers Workshop India 2002.


  • Personal Man and Personal God ‘’International Philosophical Quarterly’’ Volume-15, December 1975.
  • Because He is a Man ‘’Cambridge Journal’’ Volume 49, Issue 175, January 1974.
  • ‘’The Waste Land of Bengali Fiction’’, “Indian Writing Today”, Volume-3, Number-3, July–September 1969

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