William Radice

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William Radice is the author of the book Teach yourself Bengali.

He is the Senior Lecturer in Bengali in the School of Oriental and African Studies, which is a college of the University of London.

He is a translator of the poems and stories of Rabindranath Tagore, arguably one of the world's finest poets ever. He is also engaged in translating the Meghnadbadh Kabya by Michael Madhusudan Dutt.

He rewrote the text Debotar Grash by Rabindranath Tagore as an opera-libretto, which was put to music by Param Vir Singh. He wrote the libretto for a new children's opera Chincha-Chancha Cooroo or The Weaver’s Wedding with music by Bernard Hughes. [1]

In spite of his wide range of interests, William Radice is above all a poet. He has published nine volumes of poetry ranging from Eight Sections (1974), Strivings (1980), Louring Skies (1985) and Gifts (2002) to his latest two books This Theatre Royal (2004) and Green, Red, Gold, a novel in 101 sonnets (2005) which were hailed by A.N. Wilson in The Daily Telegraph as stunning.

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