Ranajit Das is an eminent Bengali poet. He has published ten books of poems, two collections of literary essays and one novel. His poetry-collections include Amader Lajuk Kabita, Ishwarer Chokh, Sandhyar Pagol, and Asamapto Alingan. A collection of his poems in English translation, A Summer Nightmare and Other Poems, published by Rupa & Co in 2011. He is a recipient of various awards, including Birendra Chattopadhyay Smriti Puraskar, Paschimbanga Bangla Academy Award and Rabindra Puraskar.