Joined Mar 11 2012
Aju Mukhopadhyay, poet, critic and biographer, is a bilingual writer of fictions and essays. He has done some important translations on his way. He has authored 12 books in Bangla and 16 in English. His works have been recognized with awards by such bodies as The Writers Bureau, Manchester, Poets International, Bangalore, International Library of Poetry, USA, International Poets Academy, Chennai, (Excellence in World Poetry Award, 2009), Lucidity Poetry Journal, Sugar Land, USA, Sketch Book, USA, World Haiku Review and many such institutions, magazines and e-zines. His poems topped the list of some e-zines and websites like asianamericanpoetry and poetsindia. Many of his poems has been recognised as poetry of merit. Earlier he edited three little magazines in Bengali. He is in the editorial board of some important Indian English Literary magazines. He has recently edited the American E-zine, http://twenty20 Journal.com – summer issue 3, 2011.
Published books in Bangla are 12: Three books of short stories, three biographies, two books of poems, one book of essays, two translations and a drama (One Act). Two of his biographies are running in second edition. Books written in English are 16 as below:
Sri Aurobindo’s Ideal of Freedom and Human Unity (Essays), Sri Aurobindo: The Yogi of Divine Life (Philosophy and biography-Authorspress), Mother of all Beings (Biography-Sristi Publishers), Lord Ganesha (Monograph), The Witness Tree (Poems-Writers Workshop), In Celebration of Nature (Poems), The Paper Boat (Poems), Insect’s Nest and Other Poems (Poems), Aju Mukhopadhyay’s Poems on Sri Aurobindo and the Mother (Poems), Short Verse Vast Universe and Short Verse Delight (Haiku and other short verses in both the books with essays), White Bird and its Black Shadow (Short Stories), The Moments of Life (Short Stories-Frog Books), In Train (novel-Writers Workshop), Water (Environmental; going for a second print) and Pondicherry Environment (Environmental).
Four forthcoming books are:
The Mother of all Beings
Contemporary Indian English Poets
Thoughts and Discourses
The World of Sri Aurobindo’s Creative Literature
India the Mother: Unity Diversity Integrity
He regularly writes in magazines, e-zines and occasionally in newspapers. Many of his works have been translated in other languages and anthologized. More than one and half a dozen of books contain his scholarly works on Indian English Literature and other subjects. Five books contain critique on his poetry. Quite some more books on literature and current affairs, books on Indian English Literature are in the press to be released. He is a member of the Research Board of Advisors of the American Biographical Institute who offered him the American Order of Merit.
He is a writer of wildlife and Nature including animals. Conservation of Nature and Environment is the watchword of his life.