If published outside the USA, the reason is usually due to the work having not entered the public domain through copyright expiration in its source country or area on January 1, A modernist, post-modernist or contemporary Bengali lady or not? The title of this lyric poem, Banalata Sen, is a female character referred to by name in the last line of each of its three stanzas. Anjana Basu’s translation is not comparable here and hence excluded. The poet-narrator proceeds by alluding to different mythological and ancient persons, places and events.

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Views Read Edit View history. In the second stanza the traveller describes Banalata Sen.

Banalata Sen (Poem)

A thousand years I have wandered upon the earth. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. 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. Jibani Granthamal [Biography Series].

Now the translation by Joydeep Bhattacharya: I have walked the paths of earth for thousands of years. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.


Banalata Sen – Poem by Jibanananda Das

Delivering Poems Around The World. This work is now in the public domain because it originates from India and banalatw term of copyright has expired. Retrieved from ” https: Who is this Banalata Sen? From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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InClinton B. A draft of the poem was also discovered that widely dws from the final version. The nightly kaaminis or the morning-time rajanianidha blooms?

Unlike the poetry of many others, Jibanananda’s poetry is jjbanananda result of filtered interaction between emotions and intellect. Banalata sen by jibanananda das of the continuity of the act Martin Kirkman translated: Das banalata sen by jibanananda das the volume after the poem: The poem is self-narrated by an unnamed traveller. Then the traveller-narrator recollects that when he saw her in the shadow it was like a mariner whose ship was wrecked in a faraway sea spotting verdant land among barren islands.

Then he compares her face with the fine sculpture of Bj. The progressive development of the images throughout this poem, and the direction in which they move, illustrate the basic pattern of the imagery of Jivanananda Das: There is one instance where all translators, except one, have decidedly diverted from the temporal sense of the text.


The narrator says that it has been a thousand years since he started trekking the earth. This page was last edited on 4 Julyat Fakrul Alam followed suit by writing: Banalata Sen – Poem by Jibanananda Das. This is in line with Jibanananda Das himself who translated like: Jibanananda’s poetry, with his characteristic rich tapestry of imagery, repeatedly portrays the image of human fulfillment personified by a woman—in this poem Banalata Sen.

The poem consists of three stanzas each comprising six lines composed in the Bengali metrical pattern Aksherbritta or Poyar.

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Wikipedia articleWikidata item. Still I Rise Maya Angelou. It is also the first poem of his third collection of poetry published in under the title Banalata Sen.