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Selected Poems free pdf Jibanananda Das' lyricism is unparalleled in Bengali literature. His early poems are vivid, eloquent celebrations of the beauty of Bengal- his later works, written in the 1940s and 50s, are darker, comments on political issues and current affairs like the Second World War, the Bengal Famine of '43 and Hindu - Muslim riots at the time of Partition. Born in 1899, Jibanananda belonged to a group of poets who tried to shake off Tagore's poetic influence. While he is best known for poetry that reveals a deep love for nature and rural landscapes, tradition and history, Jibanananda is also strikingly urban, and introspective, his work centring on themes of loneliness, depression and death. He was a master of word-images, and his unique poetic idiom drew on tradition but was startlingly new.

About Jibanananda Das

Jibanananda Das, one of the greatest poets of the subcontinent, was born in 1899, received a master's degree in English from the University of Calcutta and taught in a number of colleges. His first volume of poetry was Jhara Palak (Fallen Feathers, 1927) while his best-known collections include Banalata Sen (1942) and Rupasi Bangla (Beautiful Bengal, written in 1934 and published in 1957). Though principally a poet, Jibanananda also wrote essays, short stories and novels. Chidananda Das Gupta, a leading film critic and film-maker, founded the Calcutta Film Society with Satyajit Ray in 1947. Chidananda is also well known for his translations of Rabindranath Tagore, Manik Bandopadhyay and Jibanananda Das. His close association with Jibanananda during the poet's lifetime gives him unique insights into various aspects of the poet's work.

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Author : Jibanananda Das
Publisher : Penguin Books India
Data Published : 12 December 2006
ISBN : 0143100262
EAN : 9780143100263
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 104 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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