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Father of Dalit literature

Father of Dalit literature

Anil Sarkar is not only the initiator of Tripura’s Dalit movement but also the father of Dalit literature in the state. He became known as a Bangla prose writer at the end of the 1950s. But he did not confine himself to prose. He began writing poetry as well. Around 20 collections of his poems have been published. Swajanar Mukh, Shesh Paltan, Bratya Janer Kavitya, Priyajan Vain, Batasher Paye Shabd, Ashwamedher Ghoda, Heera Singh Harijan, Swanirvachit Kavita, Shat Pushpa, Kavita Samagra, Aaprang Dekhe Ja, Circus, Tak Bheeshan Tak, Howrah Express, Kolkatar Kal Saap, Clouds from the East, We are Merging and Shrestha Kavita are some of his well-known anthologies. His is the loudest voice among the poets of resistance in Bangla. Well-known film actor Soumitra Chatterjee has lent his voice to Sarkar’s poems. A CD of Sarkar’s 30 poems rendered by Chatterjee has been released by Bhavna, Kolkata. In this CD, titled Kathin Samay, among others, Batyajaner Kavita, Shudra, Heera Singh Harijan, Choom Nei, Cheri Harin, Shaheed Kavi and Ambedkar Prati have been included.