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Banalata Sen. Jibananda Das. Translated from the original Bengali by Amitabha Mukerjee. A thousand years I have walked these paths, From the harbour at. Banalata Sen by Jibanananda has been a thousand years since I started trekking the earth A huge travel in nights darkness from the Ceylonese waters. by Jibanananda Das · Môhaprithibi→. Sister Projects. sister projects: Wikipedia article. Banalata SenJibanananda Das Poems.

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Banalata Sen – Poem by Jibanananda Das

Her hair as if the dark night of long lost Vidisha, Her face reminiscent of the fine works of Sravasti, When I saw her in the shadow it seemed as if a ship-wrecked mariner in a far away sea has spotted a cinnamon island lined with greenish grass. When banalat colours take leave from the world bannalata for the flicker of the hovering fireflies The manuscript is ready with tales to be told All birds come home, rivers too, All transactions of the day being over Nothing remains but darkness to sit face to face with Banalata Sen.


Translated by Banalwta Latif Chowdhury. Who is this Banalata Sen? A modernist, post-modernist or contemporary Bengali lady or not? A lady from East Bengal or West Bengal?

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Who is she after after all? A nautch girl replica of the king’s durbar or the terracotta plate depicting frescoes and figurines in love and relationship? The poet’s imagination or daydreaming? The nightly kaaminis or the morning-time rajanianidha blooms?

Beauty is truth, truth beauty. I want the bengali.

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It is not possible provide the most famous alliteration of Bengali literature in English. This is a great poet.

I was born in Bengal and lived my life ganalata. I can scarcely speak Bengali now, and have got used to the idea that I do not belong there or even in India. Yet Jibanananda’s work takes me back deep into a place inside myself I had long forgotten, where I was supposed to have belonged. His lyrical edge moves me to tears, even in translation.


Banzlata rigid in translation. Jibanananda Das is quite more transiently fluid than that. Poems by Jibanananda Das: Banalata Sen – Poem by Jibanananda Das. Comments about Banalata Sen by Jibanananda Das.

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