Avik Gangopadhyay, Indian author of repute already has 30 published books in English and Bengali to his credits. His uncommon treatment and interdisciplinary approach to Aesthetics and Theories of Literature, Language and Criticism, Death of Languages, not-so-discussed historical issues, Philosophical and religious ‘ISMS’, Indological studies, Editorial endeavour in 6 books of poems and short stories – received wide and unique critical attention in India and abroad. He started showing early signs of a potential author from the age of just 8 years. Innumerable poems were written in late teens. His works started seeing esteemed publications since 1996. First book was published in the year 2000.
His works on Language Death, Diaspora and Trauma Literature, The Transcreative Psyche, Demystifying the Aryan Invasion Myth, Evolution of Aestheticism have earned him appreciation from Edinburgh University (Scotland, UK), Henrich Heine University (Germany), Sorbonne University (France), Indo Canadian Diaspora Confederation (Canada), Centre for Revitalization of Endangered Languages (NY, Canada), Asia-Europe Foundation (Singapore), Library of Poetry (USA), Raad O Barendra Bhasha Shongskriti Chorcha Porishad (Bangladesh), Varendra Research Society (Bangladesh) & Varada Sidhhi Peetham (India). A post-Graduate in English Language and Literature from Jadavpur University, Kolkata, he takes additional interest in Sanskrit, French and German Languages.
His post & opinion editorials are flavoured by his interest in the fields of psychology, philosophy, history, eastern & western classical music, fine arts, ideational treasures of antiquity & postmodernism, surface in Daily Observer, Daily Mail, The Japan Times, The Connexion, Le Visage, Pembroke Observer, National Post, The Bangladesh Post & The India Observer.
As an Expert, he answers queries on T. S. Eliot and about the first half of 20th Century in three websites across the globe. He has been exceptionally reviewed in The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Statesman, Anandabazar Patrika, Saptahik Bartaman, Boier Desh, Ekdin, 365 Robi, Ei Shomoy, Daily Observer (Bangladesh), The Bangladesh Post (Bangladesh), The Connexion (France), Le Visage ( France) and other leading literary columns of newspapers and e-journals.
The person, Avik, has never been centered on such winning of recognition or accomplishments surfacing in public. A private person by nature, he swims through his own inner journey. The sacred and enigmatic space of learning played cynosure all through his life. His literature revolves keeping a very close proximity to History and evolution. At the kernel, his crafts encompasses the spectrum of mysterious human mind. Aspects and behaviour of Time through human history add hues to it. Such treatments often factor his books as One of its kind.
With a perseverance of an archaeologist and subtle sensitivity of a poet – his laborious effort of coherent recording gives birth to his unique creations. In the same breath, he is a Historian of Literature and Literati of the Minds. His interest in Indian and Western classical music initiated his association with playing sitar and keyboard in his teens but it was interdisciplinary studies that consumed his focus. His long association with psychology, cultural anthropology, philosophy, history, popular science, comparative religion, treasures of antiquity, photography and documentation had shaped both his creative and critical psyche. Voracious as a library lover, he enjoys scoring music, enjoys anything which touches the realm of fineness in human expressions…
A voyager at heart, his thirst of being wonder-dipped takes him to places less visited, be it through travelling or be it to newer dimensions in his spheres of thoughts & knowledge. Being a Teacher– he is a fountain of answers to students and also the exceptional compass for inquisitive minds while setting out to the unknown.
Avik lives in Kolkata along with his family. His life bloomed under the guidance of his Father late Prof. Manab Gangopadhyay (noted academician, litterateur, critic and philosopher) & Mother Smt. Sriparna Gangopadhyay (celebrated classical dancer and singer of Tagore songs). Married to Smt. Swati Gangopadhyay, a vocalist, who adorably renders light classical songs, the family awaits yet another potential bloom in Avik and Swati’s son, Aaloy Gangopadhyay, a budding Spell Bee Wiz and writer of travelogues.