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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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George Orwell

George Orwell

Posted by on Sep 18, 2013 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

“Being in a minority, even in a minority of one, did not make you mad. There was truth and there was untruth, and if you clung to the truth even against the whole world, you were not mad.” ― George Orwell, 1984 “Now I will tell you the answer to my question. It is this. The Party seeks power entirely for its own sake. We are not interested in the good of...

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Ray Bradbury

Ray Bradbury

Posted by on Sep 18, 2013 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

“Everyone must leave something behind when he dies, my grandfather said. A child or a book or a painting or a house or a wall built or a pair of shoes made. Or a garden planted. Something your hand touched some way so your soul has somewhere to go when you die, and when people look at that tree or that flower you planted, you’re there. It...

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Experience

Experience

Posted by on Jul 3, 2013 in Short Story Translation, Uncategorized | 0 comments

A short story by Banaphul translated from the Bengali I was in government service then. I was in charge of the Sadar hospital in a big town. One day two patients were admitted in two cottages. My job involved patients, I shouldn’t have worried but with these two I had quite an embarrassment. The main reason of my worry was not the patients but their...

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A Reclusive Poet

A Reclusive Poet

Posted by on Jun 7, 2013 in Miscellaneous Translations, Uncategorized | 0 comments

“You won’t dislike Ghatshila. …When you arrive, we will go bathing in that secluded lake where the blossoming moonlight displays the night’s wares.” This letter of Bibhutibhusan Bandopadhyay shows how much of a companion the poet Biswa Bandyopadhyay was for Bibhutibhusan’s mind. Prabodh Chandra Sen remarked about Biswa...

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A Dignified Bengali

A Dignified Bengali

Posted by on May 25, 2013 in Miscellaneous Translations, Uncategorized | 1 comment

[Translator’s note: Gangaprasad Mukhopadhyay was the father of Sir Ashutosh Mukherjee, the second Indian Vice-Chancellor of the University of Calcutta and prolific Bengali educator. Here’s an anecdote on Sir Ashutosh’s father translated from Ashutosher Chhatrajiban (Ed. Umaprasad Mukhopadhyay).] In 1866 Gangaprasad passed his M.B....

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