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Michael Madhusudan Dutta

(25 January 1824 - 29 June 1873 / Jessore / Bangladesh (British India))

Michael Madhusudan Dutta
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Michael Madhusudan Dutt or Michael Madhusudan Dutta was a popular 19th century Bengali poet and dramatist. He was born in Sagordari, on the bank of Kopotaksho River, a village in Keshobpur Upozila, Jessore District, East Bengal (now in Bangladesh). His father was Rajnarayan Dutt, an eminent lawyer, and his mother was Jahnabi Devi. He was a pioneer of Bengali drama. His famous work Meghnad Bodh Kavya, is a tragic epic. It consists of nine cantos and is quite exceptional in Bengali literature both in terms of style and content. He also wrote poems about the sorrows and afflictions of love as spoken by women.

From an early age, Madhusudan desired to be an Englishman in form and ... more »

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  • Sayeed Abubakar (10/26/2012 3:37:00 AM)

    Dear Contributor,
    Please submit Madhusudan's English poems in Poemhunter.com. He was not only the greatest Bangali poet but also a great English poet who had first composed excellent English poems sitting in Kolkata and Madras. I have translated 40 English poems in Bangla which have been popular in Bangladesh. Let us read his English poems on net.

  • S. Roy (10/3/2012 12:13:00 PM)

    Michael Madhusudan Dutta was an exceptionally gifted writer. A polyglot, he could effortlessly and superbly switch between English and Bengali.

    However, substantial parts in this writeup are identical to what is in Wikipedia. Though this reader does not know who copied whom, the webmaster should be aware of this and take appropriate action - if any.

  • S. Roy (10/3/2012 12:13:00 PM)

    Michael Madhusudan Dutta was an exceptionally gifted writer. A polyglot, he could effortlessly and superbly switch between English and Bengali.

    However, substantial parts in this writeup are identical to what is in Wikipedia. Though this reader does not know who copied whom, the webmaster should be aware of this and take appropriate action - if any.

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