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  • I Won't Let You Goby Rabindranath Tagore

    Bloodaxe Books 2011; US$ 18.99

    Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941) is India's greatest modern poet and the most brilliant creative genius produced by the Indian Renaissance. As well as poetry, he wrote songs, stories and novels, plays, essays, memoirs and travelogues. He was both a restless innovator and a superb craftsman, and the Bengali language attained great beauty and power in... more...

  • Bengaliby Hanne-Ruth Thompson

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2012; US$ 49.95

    Bangla (Bengali), an Eastern Indo-Aryan Language, is the national language of Bangladesh with 150 million speakers and the state language of Paschim Banga (West Bengal) in India with 90 million speakers. There are sizeable communities of Bengalis scattered all over the world. Altogether, the number of native speakers make Bangla the fifth or sixth... more...

  • The Bengali Dramaby P. Guha-Thakurta

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • The Invention of Private Lifeby Sudipta Kaviraj

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 29.99

    A longtime political analyst and thinker, Sudipta Kaviraj proves in this probing collection that he is also an acute writer on literature and politics. In these works, which lie at the intersection of the study of literature, social theory, and intellectual history, Kaviraj locates serious reflections on modernity’s complexities in the vibrant currents... more...

  • Colloquial Bengaliby Mithun B. Nasrin; W.A.M Van Der Wurff

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    Colloquial Bengali provides a step-by-step course in Bengali as it is written and spoken today. Combining a user-friendly approach with a thorough treatment of the language, it equips learners with the essential skills needed to communicate confidently and effectively in Bengali in a broad range of situations. No prior knowledge of the language... more...

  • Singing to the Goddessby Rachel Fell McDermott

    Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 57.99

    This vibrant collection presents 145 brief Bengali lyric poems dedicated to the Hindu goddesses Kali and Uma. These poems--many of which are presented here for the first time in English translation--were written from the early eighteenth century up to the contemporary period. They represent the unique Bengali tradition of goddess worship (Saktism)... more...

  • The Slaying of Meghanadaby Michael Madhusudan Datta; Clinton B. Seely

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 92.99

    "The poem is rising into splendid popularity. Some say it is better than Milton-but that is all bosh-nothing can be better than Milton; many say it licks Kalidasa; I have no objection to that. I don't think it impossible to equal Virgil, Kalidasa, and Tasso." Michael Madhusudan Datta wrote this in a letter to a friend about his verse narrative, The... more...

  • The Politics and Reception of Rabindranath Tagore’s Dramaby Arnab Bhattacharya; Mala Renganathan

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    This is the first volume to focus specifically on Rabindranath Tagore’s dramatic literature, visiting translations and adaptations of Tagore’s drama, and cross-cultural encounters in his works. As Asia’s first Nobel Laureate, Tagore’s highly original plays occupy a central position in the Indian theatrescape. Tagore experimented with dance, music,... more...

  • Tagore and the Feminineby Malashri Lal

    SAGE Publications 2015; US$ 29.00

    This book presents a range of Rabindranath Tagore’s creative works, including translations of short stories, essays, poems, memoirs, songs and plays from his vast corpus to show his conception of the feminine and gender identity that are relevant even today. The editor establishes the search for Tagore’s engagement with the feminine as subject and... more...

  • Descriptive Grammar of Banglaby Anne Boyle David; Thomas J. Conners; Dustin Chacón

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 114.99

    The series aims to make a significant contribution to modern language studies by providing up-to-date, linguistically sophisticated, and comprehensive language materials, of use to a wide spectrum of users, on major world languages which have hitherto been largely neglected. more...