Basanta Kumar Kar (b.1961) hails from Kendrapara, Orissa (India). A lawyer with a post graduate degree in rural management, Mr. Kar has more than 24 years of experience in the social development sector, working to better understand and bring a lasting change to poverty and vulnerability in India and abroad.A student of English literature, Law and Rural Management Mr. Kar has a passion for poetry since his childhood. 


Basanta Kumar Kar is currently Operations Director for CARE, India, an international development organisation and overseeing  programs in Indian states.    He has expertise in advocacy, gender, rights based programming, livelihood security, nutrition and disaster management, and has published a wide range of articles on development and management.Mr. Karís vision is well recognized by the Government and civil society. 


His first collection of poems, The NaÔve Bird and the second collection of poems The Silent Monsoon have been published  by Books India International, New Delhi(A Unit of National Publishing House) and Writers Wrokshop, Calcutta respectively. The third collection of poems is  written on real life stories of most vulnerable women.



Basanta kumar kar

Operations Director

Care India Headquarter

27 Hauzkhas Village, New Delhi, India

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