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Most translations have rendered this either into simple past tense bonnolota present perfect tense. The poem is self-narrated by an unnamed traveller. A draft of the poem was also discovered that widely differs from the final version. For thousands of years I roamed the paths of this earth. InClinton B. Until the discovery of his diaries in the mids, it bonoota considered unlikely that he could have been in love with a woman with or without the name of Banalata Sen.

Poet Jibanananda Das was a quiet person, who preferred to live in obscurity. Now the translation by Joydeep Bhattacharya: In the second stanza the traveller describes Banalata Sen.

In certain points, interpretation by the translator differs from that of the poet himself, as reflected bnolota his own translation.

Retrieved 25 June However, Banalata Sen of Natorea tiny town in the Rajshahi area of what was then Bengalhas become an emblem of feminine mystery as well as beauty and love.

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Das named the volume after the poem: Above all, a historical sense pervades everything. Modern Indian literature, an anthology 1. The first line haajaar bochor dhore aami path haatitechi prithibir pothey is in present perfect continuous tense. On the contrary Clinton B. His journey has encompassed the reign of the Emperor Bimbishar, who ruled during the lifetime of the Buddha, and that of Ashok, who lived two centuries later.

There is one instance where all translators, except one, have decidedly diverted from the temporal sense of the text. The title of this lyric poem is a female character referred to by name in the last line of each of its three stanzas. In the first stanza the traveller describes seeing her after having wandered upon the earth over thousands of years.


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Seely improved on his original translation and used present perfect continuous tense. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. A thousand years I have wandered upon the earth.

Unlike the bonoota of many others, Jibanananda’s poetry is the result of filtered interaction between emotions and intellect.

However, one can see that while Bonloota has ended by appreciating the beauty of a woman, Jibanananda has gone far deeper and on the landscape of a woman’s beauty has painted the expanse of human existence both in terms of time and topography, drawing attention to the ephemeral existence of human beings. The poet describes seeing her there after he has circled the earth innumerable times during thousands of years. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

The surname “Sen” ordinarily denotes the vaidya caste to which Jibanananda’s own family belonged before they became Brahmo. A comparison of the translations reflect difference in understanding and obnolota as perceived by the translators. Asiatic Society of Bangladesh. 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.

The lyric Banalata Sen is the most representative of the essence of Jibanananda’s poetry and exemplifies his use of imagery. A recent translation by Arun Sarkar again considers present perfect continuous tense: Bomolota a thousand years I have walked the ways of the world. This article about the literature of Bangladesh is a stub. From this geographical expanse he goes on to the extent of time, saying that, in the course of his bonilota he has traversed the fading world of Bimbisara and Ashoka.


In a certain sense, Banalata Sen is akin to ” To Helen “. Jibanananda progressively develops bonollota same four images throughout bnolota poem, metamorphosing these from remoteness to intimacy, dimness to distinction and from separation to union. However, while Helen’s beauty is the central theme in Poe’s work, for Jibanananda, Banalata Sen is merely a framework to hold his anxiety for apparently endless human existence on earth since primordial time.

Ananda Lal also used present perfect tense: It was first published in the December issue of the poetry magazine Kavitaedited by poet Buddhadeva Bose. The novel was first published in many years after his death in The narrator says that it has been a thousand years since he started trekking the earth.

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: Banalata Sen is a recurrent theme in Jibanananda’s work.

Fakrul Alam followed suit by writing: In these poems, the love Das talks about crosses the boundaries of time and place and sometimes seems impersonal too. This page was last edited on 12 Augustat 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.