Portrait

ADHIR GHATAK

Journalist and Author

Adhir Ghatak, a noted story and travelogue writer, was born in 1938 in undivided India. After having Masters' Degree from the Calcutta University, he studied in the London University and completed Post Graduate Diploma in Education successfully. He did a course on Journalism from the London School of Journalism and started  career as a teacher in London. Love for literature and aptitude for writing helped him to change the journey of his life from teaching to newspaper world. As a Freelance Journalist he started contributing features on contemporary events in various newspapers, magazines published from India and abroad. He spent early part of his life in the United Kingdom and was attached with the British Broadcasting Corporation, Overseas Service, for a decade. He is a Life Member of P.E.N. and Sarat Samity, now lives in Calcutta.

EARLY LIFE
Mr. Ghatak came to Calcutta in 1955, studied at the Surendra Nath College, affiliated to the University of Calcutta. Thereafter, he obtained Master's Degree in Bengali from the University of Calcutta in 1964. He emigrated to England in 1965 for higher studies. He married Keya Bhaduri on 24 January 1969. Their son, Aranya, stays in New York City, was born in London in 1970 and Ananya, daughter, stays in Melbourne, was born in Calcutta in 1981.

LITERARY CAREER
Literary activities started in school life at Siliguri, West Bengal, India . First poem published in school magazine in 1952. While staying in the Ripon Hostel in Calcutta, He published literary magazine Natun Pata with the help of professors of Surendra Nath College. Mr. Ghatak was the founder editor of 'Paglajhora', a bi-monthly literary magazine published from Kurseong in 1961 which worked as a platform for a new generation writers. Later on he started writing for Jugantar, Amrita Bazar Patrika, Amrita and continued contributing till 1991. He worked as an Assistant Editor, Journal of the Indian Medical Association (JIMA) published from Calcutta for two years. He worked as an Executive Editor of Parjaton Bichitra, a monthly travel magazine, published from Calcutta for one year. As an Assistant Editor, he worked in Uttarbanga Sambad, a daily newspaper published from Siliguri, West Bengal. As a Freelancer, he contributed various articles in 'সংবাদ প্রতিদিন' ('Sambad Pratidin'), 'বর্তমান' ('Bartaman'), 'আজকাল' ('Aajkaaal'), 'আনন্দবাজার পত্রিকা' ('Ananda Bazar Patrika') published from Calcutta. As a Special Correspondent, Calcutta he was attached with a monthly youth journal, 'Guide', published from Madras.



 






































Portrait




List of Major Works

 
Last Continent

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Bittersweet
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**** 4
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Hidden Past
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Twenty Eight Years
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Before and After
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Island Hopping
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Parabasi
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Jajabar
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Agaman
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Camping Holiday
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Dhusar Smritir Desh
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London Calling
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Ma Anandamayee

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Saat samudra

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 Journey Never ends
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***** 4
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