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Several translations of this poem are available in Hindi. The first line haajaar bochor dhore aami path haatitechi prithibir pothey is in present perfect continuous tense. Asiatic Society of Bangladesh. The novel was first published in many years after his death in Then he compares her face with the fine sculpture of Sravasti.

In certain points, interpretation by the translator differs from that of the poet himself, as reflected in bonolotw own translation.

Banalata Sen is the name of a woman whom the poem describes as being from the town of Natorea town bonoloa Bangladesh. Then nothing remains but darkness when the traveller would like to sit face-to-face with Banalata Sen and share with her his ballad of stories. First he compares her hair with the dark night of long-lost Vidisha.

Jibanananda’s poetry, with his characteristic rich tapestry of imagery, repeatedly portrays the image of human fulfillment personified by a woman—in this poem Swn Sen.

He describes having wandered from the Ceylonese ocean to the seas of Malayahaving travelled in Ancient India in the times of Emperor Bimbisaraand banglw later, in the times of Ashoka the Great. However, one can see that while Poe has ended by appreciating the beauty of a woman, Jibanananda has gone far deeper and on the landscape of bonolotaa woman’s beauty has painted the expanse of human existence both in terms of time and topography, drawing attention to the ephemeral existence of human beings.


Starting with poet Jibanananda Das himself, Banalata Sen has been translated into English by many hands. A draft of the poem was also discovered that widely differs from the final version.

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However, Banalata Sen of Natorea tiny town in the Rajshahi area of what was then Bengalhas become an emblem of feminine mystery as well as beauty and love. The poem consists of three stanzas each comprising six lines composed in the Bengali metrical pattern Aksherbritta or Poyar. Banalata Sen cover designed by Satyajit Ray. Seely improved on his original translation and used present perfect continuous tense.

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Anjana Basu’s translation is not comparable here and hence excluded. Fakrul Alam followed suit by writing: Pages to import images to Wikidata Articles containing Bengali-language text All stub articles.

A comparison of the translations reflect difference in understanding and interpretation as perceived by the translators. This article swn the literature of Bangladesh is a stub.

Until the discovery of his diaries in the mids, it was considered unlikely that he could have been in love with a woman with or without the name of Banalata Sen. Retrieved 25 June The poem is self-narrated by an unnamed traveller. The names that frequent in many poems are Suchetana, Suranjana, Sudarshana and Syamali and these women are deemed above or beyond women in general.

This poem makes comprehensive use of four key images which occur repeatedly in many poems by Jivanananda Das: Most translations have rendered this either into simple past tense or present perfect tense. Views Read Edit View history. Now the translation by Joydeep Bhattacharya: In a certain sense, Banalata Sen is akin to ” To Helen “.

However, while Helen’s beauty is the central theme in Poe’s work, for Jibanananda, Banalata Sen is merely a framework to hold his anxiety for apparently endless human existence on earth since primordial time. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.


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Ananda Lal also used present perfect tense: The progressive development of the images throughout this poem, and the direction in which they move, illustrate the basic bonolta of the imagery of Jivanananda Das: Natore is a small mofussil town, now in Bangladeshthat developed during the Colonial era at a time that a number of towns developed throughout Bengal, spurred by the colonial economy and social changes.

Retrieved from ” https: A recent translation by Arun Sarkar again considers present perfect continuous tense: She bahgla occurred with various names like ShaymoliSobitaSuronjanaetc. Works bangal Jibanananda Das Bengali poetry Aen poetry books Bangladeshi books Bengali-language literature Bangladeshi literature stubs. Banalata Sen is a recurrent theme in Jibanananda’s work. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Oblivious of the continuity of the act Martin Kirkman translated: For thousands of years I roamed the paths of this earth. A thousand years I have walked these paths. In the first stanza the traveller describes seeing her after having wandered upon the earth over thousands of years. The relevant manuscript was discovered and labelled Book-8 while preserved in the National Library of Calcutta; the poem occurs on page 24 of this manuscript. The poet describes seeing her there after he has circled the earth innumerable times bonokota thousands of years.

Almost unknown in literary circles, Sushil Kumar Jha has also attempted to translate Banalata Sen into Hindi retaining the essence of the poem in its true spirit. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.

The lyric Banalata Sen is the most representative of the essence of Jibanananda’s poetry and vonolota his use of imagery. Her name indicates that she is a contemporary woman, but her description in terms of forgotten classical locations makes it plain that she is timeless.

Banalata Sen bonollta a feminine emblem that Jibanananda created in his virtual world and faced on many occasions with wonder and questions as embodied in different poems.

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