Toru Dutt, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Toru Dutt

Indian writer

Date of Birth: 04-Mar-1856

Place of Birth: Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Date of Death: 30-Aug-1877

Profession: writer, poet, translator, novelist

Zodiac Sign: Pisces

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About Toru Dutt

  • Toru Dutt (Bengali: ??? ????) (4 March 1856 – 30 August 1877) was a Bengali poet from the Indian subcontinent, who wrote in English and French, in what was then British India.
  • She was born to father Govind Chandra Dutt and mother Kshetramoni of the Rambagan Dutt family.
  • Toru was the youngest child after sister Aru and brother Abju.
  • Romesh Chunder Dutt, writer and Indian civil servant, was their cousin.
  • Their family became Christians in 1862.
  • Her poetry comprises 'A Sheaf Gleaned in French Fields' consisting of her translations of French poetry into English and 'Ancient Ballads' and 'Legends of Hindustan' which compiles her translations and adaptations from Sanskrit literature.
  • She had also written the poem 'A Sea of Foliage'.She has also written a beautiful poem The Lotus.The poet presents his idea about the flowers.He presents the flowers in the form of human beings.The poet uses the wonderful images like rose,lily.

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