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Sukumar Roy: A Translation of Selected Works
by Iftekharuddin Choudhury View author's profile page

Overview


This book is an English translation of some selected works by Sukumar Roy, who was the greatest exponent of nonsense literature in Bangla. The Bangla versions of the works and original illustrations by the poet have also been included in the book.
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Sukumar Roy was the greatest exponent of nonsense literature in Bangla. The author was introduced to his poems at a very early age and was fascinated by the absurdities contained therein. The surreal characters and places became a reality to the author. They followed him when he moved to Texas more than thirty years back. In order to make his virtual "friends" adapt to the new setting, he began to translate the poems keeping the essence with subtle changes in ambience. Thus, the characters speed along a highway rather than walking fast along a narrow lane, spend in dollars instead of taka, and eat donuts instead of deep-fried luchis. The author has made an effort to keep the original spirit of the work as much as possible. He wants to make it available to those who love Sukumar Roy. This is his homage to one of the greatest masters of nonsense literature.
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About the author


Dr. Iftekharuddin Choudhury is an architect by profession. He graduated from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology in 1968 and joined as a Lecturer in the Department of Architecture. He left teaching and practiced Architecture in Bangladesh for a few years. Dr. Choudhury did his Ph.D. in Architecture from Texas A&M University in 1994. He taught in the Department of Construction Science at the same university for twenty-five years. Currently, he is an emeritus faculty.
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Book details

Genre:POETRY

Subgenre:General

Language:English

Pages:298

Format:Paperback

Paperback ISBN:9781667855264


Overview


This book is an English translation of some selected works by Sukumar Roy, who was the greatest exponent of nonsense literature in Bangla. The Bangla versions of the works and original illustrations by the poet have also been included in the book.

Read more

Description


Sukumar Roy was the greatest exponent of nonsense literature in Bangla. The author was introduced to his poems at a very early age and was fascinated by the absurdities contained therein. The surreal characters and places became a reality to the author. They followed him when he moved to Texas more than thirty years back. In order to make his virtual "friends" adapt to the new setting, he began to translate the poems keeping the essence with subtle changes in ambience. Thus, the characters speed along a highway rather than walking fast along a narrow lane, spend in dollars instead of taka, and eat donuts instead of deep-fried luchis. The author has made an effort to keep the original spirit of the work as much as possible. He wants to make it available to those who love Sukumar Roy. This is his homage to one of the greatest masters of nonsense literature.

Read more

About the author


Dr. Iftekharuddin Choudhury is an architect by profession. He graduated from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology in 1968 and joined as a Lecturer in the Department of Architecture. He left teaching and practiced Architecture in Bangladesh for a few years. Dr. Choudhury did his Ph.D. in Architecture from Texas A&M University in 1994. He taught in the Department of Construction Science at the same university for twenty-five years. Currently, he is an emeritus faculty.
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