Joined Oct 12 2008
Aju Mukhopadhyay is a bilingual poet, critic, essayist, biographer, feature and fiction writer. Besides poems as usual, he has contributed haiku, tanka, haibun and such short poems of Japanese origin in different magazines and ezines. He is a regular contributor of poems and literary pieces to magazines and e-zines and sometimes in newspapers in India and abroad.
He has 14 books in English and 12 in Bangla. He has five books of poems published in English besides two in Bangla; three books of short stories in Bangla and two in English besides a novel in English. Among his works essays on Sri Aurobindo and the Mother deserve special mention. He has written their biographies in English and Bangla.
He edited three little magazines. He is included as advisor and coordinator in the board of editors of some literary magazines. Quite a few of his works have been translated and included in anthologies. Critics have written essays on his poetry and some of them have been included in anthology of Indian English Poetry.
He was awarded Certificate of Competence as a Published Writer by the Writers Bureau, Manchester, UK; Best Poet of the Year-2003 by the Poets International, Bangalore, India; 2007 Editor’s Choice Published Poet award by the International Library of Poetry, USA; Excellence in World Poetry Award, 2009 by the International Poets Academy, Chennai. He is a member of the Research Board of Advisors of the American Biographical Institute who offered him the American Order of Merit.
He works for the conservation of nature and ecology.