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TAPSA: Postcolonial Bohemians: World-Poetry and “Troublesome” Poets in 1960s Bengal

February 23, 2023, 5pm

Foster Hall 103

Supurna Dasgupta, PhD Candidate, Department of South Asian Languages and Civilizations 

I track two different trajectories of world-poetry that thrived across continental barriers in postcolonial Bengal and in 1960s North America. Both these trajectories were constituted by male poets who were labelled as “troublesome” by many. They shook up Bengali cultural establishments of the time and presented contemporary South Asian youth with two models of postcolonial bohemianism.