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  Jivananda Das
Jivananda Das was one of the prominent poets during post-Tagore period. He was devoted to the research of finding out the innerseld of nature and untiringly attempted to express his emotion and philosophy in his writing. He was quite different from other contemporary poets.

His life and poetic career: He was born in a Brahman Family at the small town of Barisal in 1899. He started his education in Brajamohan school - a very famous educational institution and passed the Matriculation Examination from the same institution.

He passed the intermediate Examination from the Brajamohan college. Graduated with Honours in English from the presidency college, Kolkata, jivananda took his masters degree in Rnglish in 1921. His teaching career started as Professor of English at the Kolkata, City College in 1922.

Das lost his job in 1928 on the charge of publishing a poem, entitled '' Kamphe'' (in the camp) in the PARICHAYA patrika. After this a series of events took place in quick succession. In 1930 he joined the Ramjash college, Delhi , but returned to his place of birth, the next year. He got an appointment in Brajamohan college, Barisal in 1935. In 1947 when the partition was made Jivananda das left Bangladesh for India . In west Bengal he started editing the SWARAJ patrika. In 1951 he joined the Kharagpur college. He also served at the Barisal college and Howra Girls college in 1953-54 . In 1953 Das was awarded with the Rabindra Puraskar.

On the 14th of october, 1954 he met a tram accident in Kolkata and was hospitalized. After a few days he passed away on October 22. His funeral rites were performed on the following day at keoratala crematorium. Such is the simple life-sketch of my favourite poet. Jivananda das who made his silent entry into the arena of Bangla poetry at a time when Nobel-laureate Rabindranath Tagore was at the vertical Point of his name and fame.

His Literary talent: The true note of Das's temperament is sadness - a pensive melancholy. This sense of isolation is strong upon him all the time. In his poem Jivananda Das has depicted the face of Bangladesh in a faithful way. The Dhaleswari river, The chilly night of Poush, The hazi Moon, the soft feathers of swans, dishevelled hair of the teen-aged girl. The yellow bird and other innumerable pictures assemble in his poems

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