ISBN: 9789394262928, 939426292X
In the decades between the 1870s and 1920s, literary periodicals (Sahitya Patrika), much like the newspapers and the books, became popular among the middle-class Bengali homes--both as an affordable recreation for leisure hours, and as a major vehicle for the circulation of ideas in the public domain.
ISBN: 9788185990880, 8185990883
Sri Anirvan was born in 1896 in Mymensingh in eastern Bengal (now Bangladesh). After his schooling (largely the study of Sanskrit and India's scriptures), he lived for twelve years in Assam at the Ashram of his Tantric Guru, Swami Nigamananda. Then in 1930, at the age of thirty-four, he left the Ashram to become a free wanderer. Living sometimes in quiet Himalayan retreats, sometimes in the tee...
ISBN: 9789384101084, 9384101087
ISBN: 9788187374640, 8187374640
This book analyses the historical background of the national movement in Bengal and the events that led to the proscription of a large number of Bengali publications.
ISBN: 9789386906120, 9386906120
Bengali Culture over a Thousand Years is the first non-partisan and holistic discussion of Bengali culture. Written for the general reader, the language is simple and the style lucid. The book was originally published in Bengali in Dhaka in 2006. This is the first English translation.
ISBN: 9789386906427, 9386906422
A collection of short stories by one of Bengali literature's most eminent and beloved writers whose writing is renowned for its unique tone--homely, intimate, and informal.
ISBN: 9789384101077, 9384101079
Chattopadhyay, Sarat Chandra
ISBN: 9789386906403, 9386906406
Set against a rural backdrop of 20th century Bengal, the story of Bipradas revolves around the life and family of the central protagonist Bipradas, who is also the charismatic hero of the novel.
ISBN: 9789381217986, 938121798X
This exhibition is based around DAG's unrivalled holdings of the artist's finished works, sketched and notebooks, and draws on new archival reseach on his life. Gopal was a vital figure within the Bengali artistic community, which has contributed so much to the Indian modern art landscape. This seminal work delves into Ghose's mastery as an artist. It also provides an intimate glimpse into the ...
ISBN: 9789389136135, 938913613X
Tagore's Chaturanga (Quartet) is a short novella set in 19th century Bengal. The philosophical questions which are raised in the course of the story make this one of his most complex and metaphorical works. A social novel centred on four characters, it raises pointed questions about religion and atheism, dabbling in the complex hues of the man-woman relationship.
ISBN: 9789391125752, 9391125751
This pioneering anthology brings together 19 fascinating short stories, translated into English from Indian languages-Assamese, Bengali, Hindi, Kashmiri, Marathi, Malayalam, Punjabi, Odia, and Urdu-demonstrating a spectrum of medical cultures in India. The thought-provoking and;compelling stories address a wide array of themes and topics, including the individual and social crises during epidem...
Tagore, Rabindranath and Gulzar
ISBN: 9789351777830, 9351777839
The book marks the coming together of two giants of poetry: Tagore and Gulzar. Drawing on some of Tagore's best poetry for children, including Shishu, Gulzar's translation provides a whole new insight to the world of the child. Including the original in Bengali and Tagore's own English translation, it is a collector's edition.
The enormous work of Bengali writer, actor and director, Utpal Dutt (1929-1993) has hardly received the appreciation due to it. Ananda Lal's recent English tr. of Utpal Dutt's Barricade has shifted the spotlight to the vast oeuvre of his work as also to the absence of sustained discussion around it, especially to a non-Bengali reader/audiece.
ISBN: 9789389136098, 9389136091
The story of the Buddha is well-known, yet the original Bengali story of Nalak by Abanindranath Tagore remains unforgettable because of the sheer lyricism of the storytelling and the way in which the journeys of the Buddha and the young village boy Nalak are traced parallely throughout.
ISBN: 9788186569191, 8186569197
...and final chapter by Ram Alexander.;;;This book gives an intimate first-hand account of a courageous woman's spiritual quest in close association with several of India's greatest modern saints. Unfolding against the back-drop of Benares in the 1940s, where she lived as a teacher and musician, we are given an in-depth picture of her intense relationship with the extraordinary woman who become...
Chatterjee, Bankim Chandra
ISBN: 9788193393536, 8193393538
Published in 1865, Bankim Chandra Chatterjee's first Bengali novel Durgeshnandini revolutionised Bengali prose writing. Many consider it to be the first modern novel in an Indian language.
Das, Abinas Chandra
ISBN: 9789384101626, 9384101621
ISBN: 9789389136067, 9389136067
In this English translation of Samaresh Bose's Bengali novel Khandita comes out at a time when we have just completed seventy years of Independence. The birth pangs of Independence are described by him through the eyes of three young Bengali friends who experienced the midwifery.
ISBN: 9789386906113, 9386906112
In this collection of plays, his writings specifically act as a cultural sign bearing the remnants of one catastrophic history-the Partition of Bengal. Ritwik details the visual and aural realization of a fragmented Bengal in such a sociopolitical and cultural milieu of Indian history where we can trace both dystopian and utopian features.
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