Lokenath Bhattacharya

Lokenath Bhattacharya (1927-2001) is an Indian poet from Bengal. After studying at Vishva Bharati, the university founded by Rabindranath Tagore, then in Calcutta, he studied in Paris. Author of around thirty books in India, he has also translated French poets, such as Arthur Rimbaud, Henri Michaux, to whom he will be closely linked, Michaux opening the doors to several French publishers. Living in Paris, he married France Bhattacharya, who, after a 22-year stay in India, taught Bengal language, literature and culture at Inalco.