Saileswar Ghose who turned approver and Police witness in Hungry Generation court trial.

This is the infamous submission by Saileswar Ghose in the Hungry Generation trial. He clearly and resolutely had spoken against the literary movement. However, when Hungryalism became an important part of Bengali literary history he jumped in the bandwagon to claim that he is a Hungryalist.

Saileshwar Ghose

My name is Saileswar Ghose, son of Biseswar Ghose. One Debi Roy alias Haradhon Dhara asked me to contribute in poems in Hungry Generation magazine in the last part of September 1963 in Coffee House, College Street. After that I came to know most of the Hungry Generation contributors as well as other writers also. I personally know Sandipan Chattopadhyay, Shyamal Gangopadhyay, Sunil Gangopadhyay, Rabindra Datta, Basudeb Dasgupta, Pradip Choudhuri and Utpalkumar Basu. The April last one day I met Malay Roychoudhury in the Coffee House, and he requested me to give him some of my poems. From him I came to know that Hungry Generation is going to be published. A month ago I got a packet containing the copies of the same. I know Malay Roychoudhury who is the creator of Hungry Generation. I contributed twice in poems in Hungry Generation. Malay had sent me some leaflets and 2-3 magazines but I got no instructions as to what to do with these papers. Usually these papers were kept in my room. Excepting this I know nothing of Hungry Generation. To write in obscene language is not my motto. I am a school teacher of Bhupendra Smriti Vidyalaya at Bhadrakali, Hooghly from 1962 on a monthly salary of Rs. 210/-. After the publication of the recent issue of Hungry Generation which was published without my knowledge and consent, I have cut off all relations from the said organisation. In future neither I shall keep relation nor I shall contribute in the Hungry Generation. I shall not write anything obscene and that is my literary intention. The booklet in question was printed by Pradip Choudhuri.

(Signed by Saileswar Ghose on 2nd September, 1964 )


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