Aju Mukhopadhyay is a well known Indian Poet and Author
Aju Mukhopadhyay is a bilingual award winning poet, critic and author. He has authored 34 books and has received several awards from India and abroad besides other honours. He has so far published ten books of poems in English besides two in Bangla. He is published worldwide. Besides usual poetry he has been regularly writing Japanese short verses also of different types. His works are widely anthologised and translated in several international languages. He has published works on wildlife, Nature and Environment besides his main area; LITERATURE
His poetry in English has been published in 27 anthologies besides in more than 10 books containing critiques on his poetry. Critique on his poetry has been published in various journals and his poems in some anthologies have been variously commented on by large numbers of critics. Many of his works have been acclaimed and honoured like one of his poems remaining at the top of the list of poems in www.asianamericanpoetry.com from December 2007 for about three months and inclusion of his poem in the list of top ten recent poems by www.Poetsindia.com. His poems were at the top of the list in some other sites like Moontowncafé.com. He is published as World Poet in Margutte (Italian), Poetas Del Mundo (Spanish from Argentina), Best Poetry.com, World Poetry Yearbook, World Poetry Society, World Haiku Anthology, and others.
Beginning his career as a short story writer, editing two literary journals of short stories in Bengali, his short stories in English have been published in five anthologies including in “Einfach Menschlich” (Simply Human), published by the German Language Department of the University of Mumbai, where his short story has been translated in German and selected as one of the Indian Short stories. He won second short story prize in 2007 from Bangalore. A book containing papers on his short stories along with other writers and two books containing papers on his novel, “In Train” along with other writers has been published.
He has contributed essays in more than 60 scholarly books besides large numbers of journals. He has sited 185 such essays and critiques separately in this website.
Among the foreign journals he is published in Syndic Literary Journal (US), Creature Feature from Cyprus, Sons of Camus International Journal from Canada /Cyprus, www.Kitaab.com (Singapore), Sketchbook (US), The Seventh Quarry Swansea Poetry Magazine (Wales,UK), AllPoetry.com (US), Author’s Den (US) and others.
He has participated in more than 40 national and international Conferences and Festivals; on literature and environment including SAARC Sufi Festival, World Haiku Festival, and World Poet and Writers’ Peace Meet. Interviews on him have been published in magazines, websites and books. He has travelled across some important countries of Asia, Europe, America and Africa and has written many travel pieces, acclaimed in journals.
He was awarded Certificate of Competence as a Published Writer by the Writers Bureau, Manchester, UK in 2000. He was awarded Best Poet of the Year-2003 by the Poets International, Bangalore, India. He was given second prize in a short story competition in 2007 by Bizz-Buzz, Bangalore. He was conferred with 2007 Editor’s Choice Published Poet award by the International Library of Poetry, USA and Excellence in World Poetry Award, 2009 by the International Poets Academy, Chennai. Many of his poetic works have been acclaimed and honoured like one of his poems remaining at the top of the list of poems in www.asianamericanpoetry.com from December 2007 for about three months and inclusion of his poems in the list of top ten recent poems by www.Poetsindia.com. Lucidity Poetry Journal from Sugar Land, USA has awarded him Certificate of Merit for his poem, “Structural Violence” in June 2011.The American Biographical Institute, 5126 Bur Oak Circle, Raleigh, NC 27612 selected him for American Order of Merit in 2009. The Editor of The Sons of Camus Writers International Journal (Edited from Canada and published from Cyprus) conferred on him in Autumn 2013: The Albert Camus Centenary Writing Award
Honourable Mention Certificate and Certificate of Appreciation (issued by Editors of “Oh My Sweetest Love: A timeless Treasure” an Anthology; Vishwabharati Research Centre, Pune) February 2017.
From the early period of his literary career he edited /published four little magazines in Bengali. As Guest Editor he edited http://twenty20journal.com, an American Ezine for its Indian Edition; Summer Issue No.3; 2011. He is in the editorial board of some distinguished Indian magazines. e has aHe
Books published in English
Biography, Philosophy, Literature
Sri Aurobindo: The Yogi of Divine Life, Mother of all Beings, The Mother of All Beings,
Sri Aurobindo’s Ideal of Freedom and Human Unity, The World of Sri Aurobindo’s Creative Literature and Lord Ganesha
The Witness Tree, The Paper Boat, In Celebration of Nature, Insect’s Nest and Other Poems, Aju Mukhopadhyay’s Poems on Sri Aurobindo and the Mother, Short Verse Vast Universe, Short Verse Delight, Manhood, Grasshood and Birdhood and Time Whispers in my Ear, Poetry on Nature and Environment
White Bird and its Black Shadow, The Moments of Life, In Train
Water and Pondicherry Environment
The Story of India’s Progress
1 Interacting with Aju Mukhopadhyay: A Versatile Writer: Literary Interview by Capt. Dr. Arvind Nawale. 2011
2 Affable Writer: Aju Mukhopadhyay by Dr. T. S. Chandramouli. 2012
Interview by Professor A Professor Arbind Choudhury. 2013
Interview by Santanu Halder. 2013
Interview by Dr. Anuradha Bhattacharya. 2015
Interview with Aju Mukhopadhyay, Poet, Critic and Author
by Gautam Karmakar, PhD.Scholar. 2017
Some Important sites in the Net where he is regularly found:
www.linkedin.com Aju Mukhopadhyay
Aju Mukhopadhyay’s latest publication is Poetry on Nature and Environment (2017) before his
Selected Book of Poems: Time Whispers in my Ear (2015), published by Onlinegatha.com it is available at www.onlinegatha.com and other sites like Flipkart.com. It has been selling steadily there. The cover pages of the book is given below-
A new essay titled, Media the Mirror of Indian Culture has been added fresh on 29.4.2016. It has been published in http://research-chronicler.com/ in its Vol. IV, Issue II– March 2016 . I invite readers to read this new entry and given their considered comments on it.