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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Fabulous Females and Peerless Pirsby Tony K. Stewart

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 52.99

    The mythic figure Satya Pir has a wide following among Hindus and Muslims alike in the Bangla-speaking regions of South Asia. Believed to be an avatara of krsna , or a Sufi saint, or somehow both, he is worshiped for his ability to bring wealth and comfort to a family. At the heart of this worship is the simple proposition that human dignity and... more...

  • The Heart of Godby Rabindranath Tagore; Herbert F. Vetter

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 8.99

    Awarded the Noble Prize for Literature in 1913, Rabindranath Tagore (1861— 1941) is considered the most important poet of modern-day India. He was also a distinguished author, educator, social reformer, and philosopher. Today, Tagore along with Mahatma Gandhi are prized as the foremost intellectual and spiritual advocates of India's liberation from... more...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Mother of My Heart, Daughter of My Dreamsby Rachel Fell McDermott

    Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 154.99

    This book chronicles the rise of goddess worship in the region of Bengal from the middle of the eighteenth century to the present. Focusing on the goddesses Kali and Uma, McDermott examines lyrical poems written by devotees from Ramprasad Sen (ca. 1718-1775) to Kazi Nazrul Islam (1899-1976). 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...