Shankha Ghosh

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Sankha Ghosh
Sankha Ghosh - Kolkata 2011-05-09 2833.JPG
Born (1932-02-06)February 6, 1932
Nationality Indian
Ethnicity Bengali
Known for Poet and critic
Religion Hindu
Awards Padma Bhushan (2011)

Shankha Ghosh (Bengali: শঙ্খ ঘোষ; b. 1932) is a Bengali Indian poet and critic. Ghosh was born on February 6, 1932 at Chandpur of what is now Bangladesh. Shankha Ghosh is regarded a leading authority on Rabindranath in addition to being one of the most prolific writers in Bengali.


He got his undergraduate degree in Arts in Bengali language from the Presidency College, Kolkata in 1951 and subsequently his Master's degree from the University of Calcutta. He taught at many educational institutes, including Bangabasi College, City College (all affiliated to the University of Calcutta) and at Jadavpur University, all in Kolkata. He retired from Jadavpur University in 1992. He joined the Iowa Writer's Workshop in the 1960s. He has also taught at Delhi University, the Indian Institute of Advanced Studies at Shimla, and at the Visva-Bharati University.


Selected works[edit]

  • Adim lata-gulmomay (Ancient vines and trees)
  • Murkha baro, samajik nay (A fool, not social)
  • Kabir abhipray (The poet's intention)
  • Mukh dheke jay bigyapane
  • Babarer prarthana (Babur's prayer)


  1. ^ "Saraswati Samman for Shankha Ghosh". 1999-02-06. Retrieved 2008-10-26.