The Oxf India Anthology of Bengali Literature

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9780198064619

Publication date:

29/01/2010

Hardback

512 pages

Price: 895.00 INR

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ISBN:

9780198064619

Publication date:

29/01/2010

Hardback

512 pages

Kalpana Bardhan

Suitable for: It will appeal to anybody who enjoys good writing as well as students and scholars of comparative literature, translation studies, and Indian literature in translation, especially Bengali literature.

Rights:  World Rights

Kalpana Bardhan

Description

Rabindranath Tagore’s 1913 Nobel Prize in Literature helped renew interest in modern Indian literature and, in particular, Bengali literature. However, by the mid-nineteenth century Bengali literature had already come into its own, distinguishing itself in the genres of poetry, short story, novel, and essays of intellection and reminiscence. It grew diversely and through many channels in the twentieth century, a period of social change and upheaval. The Oxford India Anthology of Bengali Literature celebrates the richness and diversity of the literature spread across 130 years. The two-volume anthology represents around 100 writers and includes nearly 250 selections from poetry, short fiction, and non-fiction. The chronological dividing line of 1941 between the two volumes represents not just the end of an era with Tagore’s death, but the beginning of a new period marked by traumatic changes in both Bengals, amply reflected in the literature. This volume begins with Jibanananda Das’s poetry and moves on to Amiya Chakravarty, Sudhindranath Datta, Bishnu Dey, Buddhadeva Bose, Shamsur Rahman, Sankha Ghosh, among others, ending with Joy Goswami and Mandakranta Sen. The short fiction and non-fiction sections are similarly characterized by chronological and diverse selections, many of them translated especially for this volume. Of extraordinary literary merit and variety, the close to 150 selections stand out as an important social register, offering glimpses of changing times, social ethos, and varying writing styles, concerns, and viewpoints. Carefully selected and introduced, the chronological listing of works by authors helps readers get a sense of evolution of various literary genres and sub-genres across almost one and a half centuries of literary creation. Placing the writings in their historical context, the Introduction affords a broad conceptual understanding of the socio-political and cultural mores of the times.

Kalpana Bardhan

Kalpana Bardhan

Kalpana Bardhan

Kalpana Bardhan

Description

Rabindranath Tagore’s 1913 Nobel Prize in Literature helped renew interest in modern Indian literature and, in particular, Bengali literature. However, by the mid-nineteenth century Bengali literature had already come into its own, distinguishing itself in the genres of poetry, short story, novel, and essays of intellection and reminiscence. It grew diversely and through many channels in the twentieth century, a period of social change and upheaval. The Oxford India Anthology of Bengali Literature celebrates the richness and diversity of the literature spread across 130 years. The two-volume anthology represents around 100 writers and includes nearly 250 selections from poetry, short fiction, and non-fiction. The chronological dividing line of 1941 between the two volumes represents not just the end of an era with Tagore’s death, but the beginning of a new period marked by traumatic changes in both Bengals, amply reflected in the literature. This volume begins with Jibanananda Das’s poetry and moves on to Amiya Chakravarty, Sudhindranath Datta, Bishnu Dey, Buddhadeva Bose, Shamsur Rahman, Sankha Ghosh, among others, ending with Joy Goswami and Mandakranta Sen. The short fiction and non-fiction sections are similarly characterized by chronological and diverse selections, many of them translated especially for this volume. Of extraordinary literary merit and variety, the close to 150 selections stand out as an important social register, offering glimpses of changing times, social ethos, and varying writing styles, concerns, and viewpoints. Carefully selected and introduced, the chronological listing of works by authors helps readers get a sense of evolution of various literary genres and sub-genres across almost one and a half centuries of literary creation. Placing the writings in their historical context, the Introduction affords a broad conceptual understanding of the socio-political and cultural mores of the times.

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