About

Rana Bose is a Montrealer for over forty years.

He was born in Kolkata (Calcutta) and completed his Engineering studies in the US. He is a playwright, Novelist, Author, Poet, Writer and Professional Engineer 

Novels:

  • 2019: Fog, 234 pages, Baraka, Montreal
  • 2008: The Fourth Canvas, 2008, 208 pages, Publisher TSAR Toronto.
  • 2001 Recovering Rude, 2001, 204 pages, Vehicule Press, Montreal

Plays

  • 2013 Tribes (No Matter What) Play reading done in 2015 by Infinite Theatre, Montreal.
  • 2009 Beyond Bollywood and Broadway: an Anthology of Plays, ed: Neilesh Bose, Indiana University Press, USA (one play included: 35 pages)
  • 1999 Death of Abbie Hoffman and other plays by Rana Bose, Seagull Press, India.
  • 1998 Five or Six Characters in Search of Toronto and other plays, by Rana Bose Prestige Publishers, New Delhi, India
  • 1997 Five or Six Characters in Search of Toronto, by Rana Bose Canadian Drama Review, Winnipeg, Canada: Blizzard Press.
  • 1996 “Baba Jacques Dass and Turmoil at Cote-des-Neiges Cemetery”
  • ”Five or Six Characters in Search of Toronto”, SACLIT Drama: Plays by South Asian Canadians,
  • ed. Uma Parameswaran, Bangalore, India: IBH Prakashana, p. 174-273.
  • 1992 “On the Double”, The Geography of Voice, ed. Diane McGifford, Toronto: TSAR Press, 14 pgs.

Poems

  • 2009 Five poems, Asia Pacific Asian Studies Journal, Melbourne, Australia (in print)
  • 1991 “Roundness Motherness”, Montreal Serai, Vol..5, No.2, 1 pg.
  • 1988 “West meets Rest”, Montreal Serai, Vol. 2, No.7, 1 pg.
  • Several others in various magazines

Short Stories

  • 2000: Palti, West End Review, Vancouver
  • 1994 “Virus Dream”, Montreal Serai, Vol. 8, No. 3 & 4.  2 pgs.
  • 1992 “Blackskirt”, Montreal Serai, Vol. 6, No. 3. 3 pgs.
  • 1990 “Glibfist”, Montreal Serai, Vol. 5, No. 1, 3 pgs.
  • There are scores of other magazines, periodicals and newspapers in which writings have appeared.
  • Rana Bose performs his poetry regularly at Yellow Door, Argo Bookstore,
  • Westmount Visual Arts, Shaika Café, Speakeasy

Reviews

  • 2009 Review of The Fourth Canvas, Rover Arts, Montreal
  • 2009 Review of The Fourth Canvas. Toronto Star
  • 2009 Review of the Fourth Canvas, Carpes Libris, Toronto
  • 2009 Review of The Fourth Canvas, various Blogs in Canada
  • 2001 Review of Recovering Rude, The Montreal Gazette
  • 2001 Review of Recovering Rude, The Globe and Mail
  • 1997 E. Kalman Knaves, “Rana Bose: Margins to the Centre”, The Montreal Gazette, Montreal, Weekend Literary Review Section.
  • 1996 U. Parameswaran, ed., “To the Beat of Drums”, SACLIT Drama: Plays by South Asian Canadians, Bangalore: IBH Prakashana (Publications), p. i-xxiii.
  • 1995 U. Parameswaran, ed. Per Brask, “Protest for a better future: South Asian Canadian Theatre’s March to the Centre”, Contemporary Issues in Canadian Drama, Winnipeg: Blizzard Press, p. 116-135.
  • 1994 A. Chandwani, “Play and its Author speak with voices that will get louder”, Montreal: The Montreal Gazette, March 19, 1994.
  • 1994 P. Donnelly, “5 or 6 Characters: Refreshing randomness..”, Montreal: The Montreal Gazette, March 23, 1994.
  • 1994. L. Malik, “Not just a pomo heaven”, Montreal: McGill Daily, March 24, 1994.
  • 1991 A. Roslin, “Interview with Rana Bose”, Montreal: McGill Daily, Dec. 31, 1991.
  • 1989 E. Dutt, “Top of the Week”, New York: India Abroad.
  • 1989 P. Wells, “Renaissance Man  melds worlds of Art and Science”, Montreal: The Montreal Gazette, Dec. 31, 1989.
  • 1989   “Rana Bose and Montreal Serai”   Toronto South Asian Review,  Toronto: TSAR, Vol 7, No. 3, 11 pgs.
  • 1988 P. Donnelly, “Diamonds in the Rough”, Montreal: The Montreal Gazette, July 9, 1988.
  • 1987 P. Donnelly, “A Rare Glimpse at our Multiculturalism”, Montreal: The Montreal Gazette, Oct. 17, 1987.
  • 1987 B. Wiliston, “Tombstone Theatre”, Montreal: Concordia Link, Oct. 18, 1987.
  • 1987 S. Mahtani, “Baba Jacques Das: Comedy with Angst”, Montreal: Asian Leader, Nov. 19, 1987.
  • 1987 C.P. Wilson, “Tales of Snake Charming Sabu’s”, Montreal: McGill Daily, Oct. 18, 1987.1983 M. Ackerman, “An Amateur Hit at the Centaur”, Montreal: The Montreal Gazette, Nov. 1983.