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Born in February 19, 1950 / Bangladesh / English


Dr Bhaskar Roy Barman, BA(Hons), MA in English, BEd, Dlitt (USA) is an internationally published poet, short story writer, novelist, critic, translator, editor and book-reviewer. His poems, short stories and critical articles get published in journals and anthologies in India and abroad.

He has translated into English short stories of such Bengali litterateurs as Manik Bandyopadyay, Tarashankar Bandyopadhyay, Sunil Gangopadhyay, Ashapurna Devi, Mahashweta Devi, Narayan Gabgopadhyay, Gajendra Kumar Mitra, Pramathanath Bishi and so on and the translations have appeared in such journals as Indian Literature, an English Language journal of the Sahitya Akademi, New Delhi, India, Pratibha India, Delhi, Mirror (now defunct), Mumbai.

Dr Barman has to his credit a novel entitled "Gateway to Heaven", a short story collection entitled "Modern Short Stories: The Trap & Other Stories", "Folktales of Tripura", "Melange: An Anthology of Short Stories Translated from Bengali", "Bouquet: An Anthology of Short Stories Translated from Bengali", "The Rhymester," a translation of a Bengali novel of Tarashankar Bandyopadhyay"s. He has edited an anthology on world literature, entitled "El Dorado" to which eminent scholars from around the world have contributed their research-oriented papers. This anthology has been published in India by Authors Press, New Delhi. He is presently editing an anthology of world poetry and an anthology on world folklore and compiling and editing folktales of North-East India.

His awards and honours include, among others, 1) Man of the Year 1997 from the American Biographical Institute, USA (ABI); 2) 20th Century Award for Achievement from the International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, England (IBC); 3) UWA Life-Time Achievement Award from United Writers Association, Chennai, India; 4) "Creative Giant 2000", "Ivory Eagle 2001" and "Effulgent Star 2003" from the Home of Letters, (India), Bhubaneshwar, India; 5) "Bharat Excellence Award 2001" from Friendship Forum of India, New Delhi (FFI); 6) "Rambriksh Janma Shatabdi Samman" and "Tripura Ratna" from Jemini Academy, Panipat, India; 7) "Rising Personalities of India" from International Penguin Publishing House, New Delhi; 8) "Great India Achievers Award 2004" from FFI; 9) "Subhadra Kumari Chauhan Janma Shatabdi Samman 2004" From Jemini Academy, Panipat. Jemini Academi, Panipat, India will confer upon him "Bhasha Ratna" (Gem of Lnaguage) at a Conference on All-India Languages in October 2006.

Dr Barman presented a paper entitled "The Ramayana: A Religious Epic" at an International Seminar on "Asian-European Epics" held on 27-30 October 2002 at the University of Malaya, Malaysia and another paper on "Satire and Humour in the Literature of Tripura" at a seminar on "Satire & Humour in Indian Literature" on 11 September 2003 at the Kolkata Book Fair organized by the National Book Trust of India, New Delhi.

Dr Barman is listed in as many as forty national and international Who"s Whos, including "Who"s Who of Indian Writers" published by the Sahitya Akademi, New Delhi.

Dr Barman has founded an international organization called "World Literature Society".