Jatindramohan Bagchi (Bengali: যতীন্দ্র মোহন বাগচী) was a Bengali poet and editor.

Early Life and Professional Career

Jatindramohan Bagchi was born on 27 November 1878, in Jamsherpur, Nadia, son of Harimohan, a resident of Balagar, Hughli. After passing the Entrance (1896) and FA (1898), he took a BA (1902) from Duff College, Kolkata. He served variously as secretary to Justice Saradacharan Mitra, secretary to the Maharaja of natore, License Collector of Calcutta Corporation, Manager of FN Gupta Company etc. He contributed to a number of literary journals and was Editor of the manasi (1909-1913), Joint Editor of the Jamuna (1921-1922), and owner and Editor of the Purvachal (1947-1948). As a poet he was greatly influenced by Rabindranath Tagore. He is considered a major voice of the post-Rabindranath period in Bengali poetry.

Theme of Poetry

Jatindramohan Bagchi portrayed the natural beauty of Bangladesh in his poems. His poems reveal the joys and sorrows of rural life and his empathy for the oppressed. Two of his famous poems are 'Kajladidi' and 'Andha Badhu'.

Jatindramohan Bagchi's Works:

Poems

Kajladidi, Andha Badhu.

Collected poems

Lekha (1906), Rekha (1910), Aparajita (1915), Bandhur Dan (1918), Jagarani (1922), Niharika (1927), Mahabharati (1936).

Criticism

Rabindranath O Yugasahitya

Poems by Jatindramohan Bagchi

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