Poet, Litterateur, Magazine Editor, Travel Film-maker, painter Amarendra Chakravorty is the author of a number of award winning books, some of which have been translated in several major Indian languages including English, Japanese and Georgian. Besides 7 books of poems, he has authored 23 books in Bengali, 15 of which are for children. His first novel for adults Bishadgatha was published in 2013.

He has also compiled and edited nine travel books. Traveled extensively in India and abroad contributing considerably to travel journalism.

In 2016, Sahitya Akademi conferred its Bal Sahitya Puraskar in Bengali on Amarendra Chakravorty for his book Gorillar Chokh. In 2000, Govt. of West Bengal has honoured him with the Vidyasagar Award for his contribution to children’s literature. His book Hiru Dakat won the National Award in Children's littereture in 1990. I n 1992, his another book Gour Jajabar was awarded Ashalata Sen Smriti Puraskar by Visva Bharati as the best book for children of the year.

Some of the magazines edited and published by him are BHRAMAN – a travel monthly, KAVITA-PARICHAY – a monthly on poetry criticism , Kaler Kashtipathar—a literary magazine, Chhelebela – a children’s monthly etc.

An Honours Graduate from Calcutta University, he undertook study tours on Newspaper production technology and evolution of edit mix in the various newspaper establishments in Europe in 1987, 1988 and 1990.

Also an Executive Member of World Association of Newspapers, later World Editors’ Forum he participated in the World Congress of Newspapers in various countries of Europe and Asia in 1987,1988,1990,2004 and 2008.

 

He also participated in the World Congress of Poets in Australia, Romania, Taiwan, Japan, Mongolia and Mexico.

While traveling extensively in India and abroad, he made several travel films for television on various exotic places like Antarctica, Africa, Alaska, Egypt, Mongolia, China, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, etc.. In 2013, he trekked in Rwandan Rainforest in Central Africa and travelled extensively in Uganda to make his new travel video on mountain Gorilla.

He is the Chief Editor & Publisher of Swarnakshar Prakasani pvt ltd, a Kolkata-based publishing house.