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Nilotpal Roy

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June 19

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Nilotpal Roy (born 19th June 1978) is an Indian writer, thinker, literary critic, and commentator on culture. He is a bi-lingual novelist, essayist, poet, playwright, and short story writer. He writes with equal flair in two languages --- in English, and in his vernacular Bengali. So far, he is best known for his bold, maverick, and unforeseen styles of writing, as well as for his unconventional ways of thinking. As the immense magnitude of his erudite brain as well as his ganglionic pen ranges from ‘samizdat’ via ‘tamizdat’ to ‘magnitizdat’, since ‘blue blouse’ through ‘aleatoricism’ unto ‘degree zero’; he offers with effortless ease, a sojourn to cerebral literature.

He claims himself to be a ‘counter-intellectual’, because he feels that i
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Nilotpal Roy To me, this phrase has no meaning at all. It never happened to me. I write only when I feel like writing. Writing is a spontaneous act; and you can ne…moreTo me, this phrase has no meaning at all. It never happened to me. I write only when I feel like writing. Writing is a spontaneous act; and you can never initiate it forcibly. You must be self-taught before you try to write. Writer's block happens only to inferior writers, who are like those kids, that go to sit for the exam without even knowing the syllabus. You need to realize that here quality matters; quantity is insignificant. Writing is not trading, and literature is not commodity.(less)
Nilotpal Roy I can speak to myself tirelessly, incessantly, and endlessly; which is actually self-introspection. In fact, it's vice versa. The best thing about bei…moreI can speak to myself tirelessly, incessantly, and endlessly; which is actually self-introspection. In fact, it's vice versa. The best thing about being a writer, is that you can speak to yourself; and the best thing about speaking to yourself, is that eventually you become a writer.(less)
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কালিঝুলি

(রচনাকাল : ২৫-২৮ মে, ২০১৫)

"সহসা কোনো দেশ অন্ধ হয়ে যায় না। প্রথমে আসে ক্ষীণ দৃষ্টি, পরে দৃষ্টিহীনতা। তারপরে অন্ধত্ব। এরপরে জন্মান্ধরা। তাদের ইস্কুলে অন্ধ শিক্ষকরা কালো চক দিয়ে ব্ল্যাকবোর্ডের ওপরে কী লেখে? কেন লেখে?"[নবারুণ ভট্টাচার্য]

আমার জীবনের প্রথম দুটি দশক ছিলো কীটপতঙ্গের জীবনের সমান। আমি পোকামাকড়ের মতো বেঁচে ছিলাম। একটি কীট যেমন তার জন্ম থেকে মৃত্যু অবধি এমন কোনো কাজ করে না, যে Read more of this blog post »
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Very simple. When I began to see so many legendary creative people cerebrally so superior to me, I began to feel myself as inferior as an insect. I didn't like that at all, and I wanted to equal myself to these genii, or even surpass them. I felt tha See Nilotpal’s answer.
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Actually, the idea of the present novel I am writing now, came from my last book 'Pastiche of Angst'. 'Pastiche of Angst' was about the spiritual death of the protagonist, and when I wrote that I never thought that someday in future I would write a s See Full Answer
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" Can't agree more. I have been trying to understand Joyce and his writings since last 22 years. My reason is whatever can challenge my cerebral fecundi ...more "
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505182 James Joyce Symposium — 27 members — last activity Sep 28, 2020 08:49AM
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