South Asia has a rich tradition of Anglophone literature, which started in British Bengal with the publication of two volumes of poetry, Poems (1827) and The Fakir of Jungheera: A Metrical Tale and Other Poems (1828), by the Eurasian Henry Louis Vivian Derozio. Bengal has produced many distinguished writers in the language since, but not many of them happen to have been from Bangladesh (formerly East Bengal). Calcutta (now Kolkata) being the capital of British India during the early years of colonization (until 1911), was also the most westernised and cosmopolitan part of the country. Consequently, it became the hub of Anglophone literary activity during the colonial period, with East Bengal playing a …
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