Muse India's Contributing Editor for Bengali Literature
Angshuman Kar, a young Bengali poet, teaches English literature at the University of Burdwan, West Bengal, and is a member of the Advisory Board (Bengali) of Sahitya Akademi. He has eight collections of poems, a novel and a memoir to his credit. He has co-edited The Politics of Social Exclusion in India: Democracy at the Crossroads, published by Routledge.
Kar is recipient of Australia-India Council Fellowship. He has participated in several national and international conferences in India and abroad including those held at Oxford and Edinburgh, and in the SAARC Poetry Festival of Young Poets in 2008. He received the ‘Krittibas Award’ of Krittibas magazine in 2007 and ‘Paschim Banga Bangla Akademi Puroskar’ of the West Bengal Government in 2009.
(Updated on Feb 24, 2017)