Taniya Chakraborty (India)

Taniya Chakraborty (India)
Taniya Chakraborty was born in Rishra which is situated in Hooghly district of the state West Bengal. From the early childhood she always favorably disposed toward academic subjects and she has a strong tendency to do the same, though at no time she ever used to continue indefinitely a strict schedule, yet during the school days, right from Junior classes up to Class-X, managed to pull tight to secure a rank in the class and was pretty consistent in doing it. But due to philosophical nature and intention of paying closer attention on specific subject of choice, Biology was her favourite subject and she found herself more biased whatsoever on other subjects.
She cracked the medical entrance exam but quit it for the craziness of poetry. At a very young age, a strong zest scaled up, in her, to catch and arrest the after taste of Bengali language. Knack of reading had encircled her entire life in those days. A range of different story books and poetry had fueled up quick-witted insight into fair out poetry. From the very childhood, she has been close at hand to the letters of Rabindranath Tagore & Upendra Kishore Roy Chowdhury, which were written to her maternal great grandfather- Purno Chandra Bhattacharya, spurring a strong formative insight within. Verbal depiction and portrayal in Mosuwar ( a place of Bangladesh) Itihash (History of Mosuwar) and Cheleder Mahabharat ( MAHABHARAT FOR CHILDREN) by Purno Chandra Bhattacharya, kindled the considerable depth of poetry that engaged her an irresistible instinctive motive.
While in 3rd or 4th standard, she grew up with a habit of writing diary, where she presented accurately the occurrences that held attention. A number of articles have been written by her during this course of time. At the age of 18 her 1st article was published in a commercial magazine and her 1st poem was published in 2011. Earlier to this her debates was published in Unish Kuri Magazine. Apart from academics, she took a formal training in Rabindra Sangeet and Clasical Music at Prachin Kala Kendra in India.
Gradually her spare time was spent entirely in writing poetry. There are a number of articles which put to print in many different kinds of Commercial Magazines & in Littel Magazines, such as Kobisammelan, Krittivas, Kobipatra, Bhasanagar, Trapijy, Kaurab, 109, Bhassalipi, Sabdo, in daily Newspapers like Jugantar, Ekdin, Aajkal, Eisomoy, Amader Somoy (Circulated in Bangladesh), Desh Patrika, Baishakhi Magazine (Bangladesh High Commission), Bangla News (Bangladesh), and in various other Newspapers and Magazines. In 2015 she was invited as dignitary by Kobita bangla in an International Poetry Festival marked with a label PEACE PROCESSION OF POETRY-2015 in Bangladesh (Participating Nations were Bangladesh, Germany, Mexico, Nepal, Thailand and India). In March-April 2017, edition of the Bi-Monthly Journal (Indian Literature) from Shahitya Academy, she was taken as a featured poet. She recited and audio casted self-written poems, on the invitation of Akashbani & Yuvabani (INDIAN RADIO). In the year 2017, she had the opportunity to recite self-written poetry on the Bangladesh Betar (radio) too.
Kichu Ektar Jonnyo ( “FOR SOME REASON” ,First book of poetry, Publisher-Pathak,, published in Kolkata international bookfair 2013 )
Purusher Bari Mesopatemia ( “His house in Mesopotamia” ,second book of poetry, Publisher-Srishtisukh , published in Kolkata international bookfair 2015)
Raheukendrik Ritukaal( “ The weather of planet Rahu” third book of poetry, Publisher-Sudhu BigheDui, published on 2016)
Lampat ( “Loose character” fourth book of poetry, Publisher-Chhoto Kobita (Bangladesh), published in- Ekushey boimela Bangladesh 2017)
Aamish Bibaho ( “ Nonveg marriage” fifth book of poetry, Publisher-Aathmaja, published on- November, 2017)
Junipokar aaloi badha ghor (“The house made by the light of fireflies” sixth book of poetry, Publisher- karigar, Published in Kolkata international book fair 2018)
Putul manush (“Puppet man”, seventh book of poetry, Publisher- Signet, Published in Kolkata international book fair, 2019)
Two special issues of Kalimati magazine
Atiprakrth sonkhya (SUPERNATURAL ISSUE)
Samakamita-rupantarkamita sonkhya (HOMOSEXUAL -TRANSSEXUAL ISSUE)
Some of the accolades bestowed glory upon prowess:
Kaalkatha samman 2014 on behalf of Kaalkatha magazine
Itykatha yuba samman on behalf of Itykatha magazine, 2016
Sabdo saanko samman on behalf of sabdosaanko magazine’s 2017
Chaka sahitya samaan by POET Benoy Majumdar Sahityo Sankriti Kendra, 2017
Poet Mallika Sengupta National Award, 2019
Basirhat little magazine poetry award , 2020
Open it, tear it up
Live with caution
Take herbal medicine gradually
Yet whatever happens will happen
First time I attempted to draw
And he turned my hand
Because I was sitting in the centre
Trying to draw a circle sitting in centre
And the circle becomes destiny
My Dad, he is too far away
I can’t catch
My mother’s breasts out of my mouth
The speed is fading
And adding again
Turning, turning and turning
Oh a monster game it is!
I am now whirling around
Now the monster is in centre
And the speed in my hands
Time teaching me
The way of turning around…
If matrix becomes judge
Judiciary wipes out
In discreet
Fibre and ash remains
Rest is memory.
Mask and diaphragm
We didn’t see our lips many days.
Criss crossfingers as if
Pet chains.
You came accross
And stand
Like sparkling sun
Birds migrated to
Another land
This trusted lips
Won’t touch you again.
Only my sensor knows
Volatile kiss flying infact is the
Captive ‘s lone vision of free sky .
Tr. – Kushal Bhowmik & Pradeep Ghosh (Bengali to English)

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