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Posted by on Feb 20, 2014 in Short Story Translation | 0 comments

Translation of Prafulla Roy’s Bengali short story Manush The rain came in torrents exactly at noon near the Shermundi hills. Bharosalal began his journey so early at dawn when the sky was still hazy and the sun was yet to rise. He had on his shoulder a pole with a many-coloured cloth bag hanging on one of its ends. He was coming from the Taluka of...

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From Tagore’s Fireflies

From Tagore’s Fireflies

Posted by on Nov 11, 2013 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

The voice of wayside pansies, that do not attract the careless glance, murmurs in these desultory lines. Jewel-like the immortal does not boast of its length of years but of the scintillating point of its moment. The rainbow among the clouds may be great but the little butterfly among the bushes is greater. The butterfly has leisure to love the lotus, not...

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Sanjay Bhattacharya – Bengali Poet

Sanjay Bhattacharya – Bengali Poet

Posted by on Nov 5, 2013 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

A distinguished Bengali poet and critic Sanjay Bhattacharya (1909 – 1969) had his school and college education in his home town, Comilla (Bangladesh) and obtained a private M.A. Degree from the University of Calcutta in 1944. He was the founder-editor of the Bengali journal Purbasha which enjoyed the status of a widely-acclaimed Bengali literary...

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Kalapahar

Kalapahar

Posted by on Oct 6, 2013 in Short Story Translation | 4 comments

A short story by Tarashankar Bandyopadhyay translated from Bengali There is nothing more irritating in the world than to make an obstinate person amenable to reason. If this stubborn character is an adult and not a child, it becomes all the more calamitous. If the child asks for the moon and you give it candy in place of the moon, the child is consoled. If...

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