Snehendu Kar
Snehendu Kar’s book is Coming and Going: Poems and Songs of Rabindranath Tagore. Snehundu Kar was born in 1933 in Kolkata, India. His parents were native Indians; his father was a British Civil Service officer and was often transferred. Consequently, Kar had to attend five schools before finishing high school, all located in diverse countries and cultures that used different languages. This nomadic life caused repeated culture shocks; but offered opportunities to live in and learn from diverse cultures. He completed his M.Sc., in Psychology at the Kolkata University and was a researcher at the Indian Health Ministry for a decade. Kar earned his second master’s and doctoral degrees in Public Health and Psychology from the University of California at Berkeley. For more than four decades, Kar taught as a tenured professor at the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor) and the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA). He is currently a Professor Emeritus of Public Health and Asian American Studies and Fulbright-Nehru Distinguished Chair at UCLA. He loves to combine poetry and creative photography for greater synergy. His recent book presents his translation of the Nobel Laureate Indian poet Rabindranath Tagore’s spiritual poems and songs illustrated with his award-wining creative photographs. He firmly believes that poetry, music, and art can unite different peoples into one.

For more information please visit: https://ph.ucla.edu/faculty/kar

Emails are welcome at: < kar@ucla.edu>



 2017 Snehendu Kar
Snehendu Kar was a Featured Poet at the  November 2017 Second Sunday Poetry Series