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Listening to Gitanjali: Parables for Translators - new! Carolyn B. Brown Rabindranath Tagore | Essay : ধারাবাহিক | November 2023 The very compactness of the poems in Bengali is a challenge: Could an English version possibly come close to their frugality, allowing only a few words within a line? The twelve translations from
Gitanjali that accompany this essay are an experiment in minimalism, shaped as well by a second question: What if the translator were to insist on
'Atmavilap' or Lament of Myself - Clinton B. Seely Translation | Essay | January 2021 "My intent, when I began to think about this short presentation for the North American Bengali Conference, was to search for and bring to light any possible links between Michael Madhusudan Datta and the United States of America....: In this essay, Prof. Seely also includes a translation of Michael's
Tagore's Unfinished Experiment - Nandan Datta Rabindranath Tagore | Essay | September 2019 Over a life of 80 years, Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941) wrote poems, plays, novels, short stories, essays, travelogues; composed songs by setting his own lyrics to tune and created musicals that combined song, dance, and drama...
A Few Sentences on Translating Tagore’s “Shasti” (A Translator’s Punishment) - Carolyn B. Brown Rabindranath Tagore | Essay | May 2016 Why have I translated the title of Rabindranath Tagore’s “শাস্তি” (Shasti) as “Sentence,” when everyone else translates it as “Punishment”? Well, to begin with ...
Tagore’s play RAJA for Global Audience - Debashish Raychaudhuri Rabindranath Tagore | Essay | May 2016 April is the month of theatre. April is the month of Shakespeare. This year the world celebrates the 400th death anniversary of the immortal bard of England who is synonymous with theatre in the English speaking world and even.. ..
Tagore’s Sense of Wonder in Indonesia: Rereading his Letters from a Traveller to Java - Amiya Dev Rabindranath Tagore | Essay | May 2015
Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941) A Biographical Sketch - Uma Dasgupta Rabindranath Tagore | Essay | February 2015 Rabindranath Tagore was born in 1861. He belonged to a remarkable family. They traced their connection as far back to the end of the seventeenth century with the area now occupied by Calcutta, India.
Understanding Jibanananda’s Different Poetic Sensibility - Arunima Ray Jibanananda Das | Essay | November 2012 Jibanananda Das’s poetry has the power to transport one to the obscure region of one’s being and sensibility beyond the everyday bounds of sense and reason.
A Casa e O Mundo: Telo de Mascarenhas’s Translation of Ghare Baire - Sovon Sanyal Rabindranath Tagore | Essay | May 2012 When Ghare Baire was written in serial form (between May 1915 to February 1916), Tagore had already gone through some serious deliberation over the questions about patriotism and nationalism.
Conceptual development of Tagore's short stories - Rabin Pal Rabindranath Tagore | Essay | May 2012 During the celebration of Tagore's seventieth Birthday, in 1931, a number of famous fiction writers (such as John Bojer, Theodore Dreiser, Andre Gide, Knut Hamsun, Hermann Hesse, Selma Lagerlof, Sinclair Lewis, Thomas Mann ...
I/We/They - Sourin Bhattacharya Rabindranath Tagore | Essay | April 2012 Society is a collective, composed of individual members. As entity the collective is different from its members. The society, therefore, cannot be identified with its members; nor the members, taken individually or collectively, can be identified with the society.
- Buro Angla and Nils: A Tale of Transmigration of Stories Chhanda Chakraborti Translation | Essay | November 2011 What is the connection between Swedish Nils and Bengali Ridoy? How exactly did this book arrive in the hands of Abanindranath, and what or who prompted him to tell the story in Bangla imbuing it with...
Freedom in Tagore's Plays - Bhaswati Ghosh Rabindranath Tagore | Essay | May 2011 At various stages in his life, enriched by ever new experiences—both mystical and material—Tagore celebrates a sense of liberation. In all the genres of his literary oeuvre, the subject of freedom appears...
Two Women Writers of the Bengali Diaspora: Ketaki Kushari Dyson and Dilara Hashem - Sumana Das Sur Translation | Essay | March 2011 The two novels by Ketaki and Dilara that I have chosen to look at closely in this paper may appear more dissimilar than similar, but I have deliberately chosen these two examples to...
Rabindranath Tagore and Srečko Kosovel: A Joint Perspective in a Disjointed World - Ana Jelnikar Rabindranath Tagore | Essay | September 2010 In the 1920s, at the height of Rabindranath Tagore’s reputation in continental Europe, the Slovenian poet Srečko Kosovel wrote the following poem:
In green India among quiet
trees that bend over blue water
lives Tagore. ...
Tagore’s Message On Religion: What Does it Mean to Me? - Sukhendu Dev Rabindranath Tagore | Essay | May 2010 I have been to this city many times, but only as a visitor, during my long 16 years’ of stay in Britain. This is the first time I am here to do some research for a few months.
Universalism of Tagore: The Specificities of Portuguese Reception - Sovon Sanyal Rabindranath Tagore | Essay | May 2010 The First World War had just been over. Europe wasn’t yet out of its stupor. Portugal was passing through one of its most turbulent periods of history.
The Scent of Sunlight: By the way of Introduction - Clinton B. Seely Jibanananda Das | Essay | April 2010
Utsav-Celebration: Tagore’s Approach to Cultivating the Human Spirit and the Study of Religion - Kathleen M. O'Connell Rabindranath Tagore | Essay | September 2009 Tagore’s original notion of
utsav was a celebration of diversity, in which everyone was accommodated; and where both individuals and groups could come together in ever widening circles of inclusion and integration.
Temporality in the Poetry of Jibanananda Das - Faizul Latif Chowdhury Jibanananda Das | Essay | September 2009 Trying to figure out what time is, Saint Augustine toyed with the question: “What did God do before He made heaven and earth?” This denotes man’s inherent incapacity to conceptualize eternity. Our human concept of eternity is not endless; nor is it without a beginning. Jibanananda’s concept of time, too...
Translation: the magical bridge between cultures - Ketaki Kushari Dyson Translation | Essay | August 2009
Rabindranath Tagore and His Contemporary Relevance - Uma Dasgupta, Anandarup Ray Rabindranath Tagore | Essay | August 2009 Vast changes have occurred in the world in the seventy years since Tagore’s death in 1941. Many of these changes have been profound in their impact. On the positive side, there has been an unimaginable rise in incomes in Asia, particularly in China and India.
“I see by the light of death thy world”: A Study of the Poetry of Rabindranath Tagore and Emily Dickinson - Sumanta K. Bhowmick Rabindranath Tagore | Essay | August 2009 Rabindranath Tagore sailed to England in May 1912 for the third time. At the residence of the British artist William Rothenstein, Yeats read out the translations from Gitanjali to the august audience that included some of the best-known names in the literary fraternity of the day.
Universalism of Tagore: The Specificities of Portuguese Reception - Sovon Sanyal Rabindranath Tagore | Essay | May 2009 History of Tagore studies in Europe is about to turn hundred years old. The English urge of reception of Rabindranath Tagore became a fever like phenomenon a little ...
Mussolini and Tagore - Kalyan Kundu Rabindranath Tagore | Essay | May 2009 Rabindranath Tagore, the ardent defender of public liberty once made a grievous mistake of accepting the invitation of the fascist dictator Mussolini.
Remembering Buddhadeva Bose, 'The Compleat Writer' - Ketaki Kushari Dyson Buddhadeva Bose | Essay | May 2009 This article is essentially based on a lecture I gave at the invitation of the Sahitya Akademi, Delhi, on 11 December 2008. I have retained the informality of the speaking format, developed a few of the ideas a little more fully, which I couldn’t do at the lecture because of the constraint of time, and made a few additions in the light of discussions that took place after the talk.
Rabindranath Tagore and Hungarian Politics: An Essay by Imre Bangha - Imre Bangha Rabindranath Tagore | Essay | September 2008
In Phalgun, One Night (Rabindranath Tagore in Finland) - Hannele Pohjanmies Buddhadeva Bose | Essay | May 2008 One night in the Land of All-I-Have-Found1 I happened to meet the poet Buddhadeva Bose. “O hi, I was hoping to see you, there’s something I want to tell you,” I said to him.
Crisis in Civilization and a Poet's Alternatives: Education as One Alternative Weapon - Nabaneeta Dev Sen Rabindranath Tagore | Essay | May 2007 Under the present circumstances it may not sound like an old fashioned romantic cliché if someone declares today, that the aim of all education is to seek a world where mankind can co-exist with nature in an atmosphere of fearless warmth, trust and freedom.
Buddhadeva Bose's Birth Centenary Year: 2007 - Parabaas Buddhadeva Bose | Essay | April 2007 The Buddhadeva Bose Centenary Committee (BBCC) wishes to call upon the admirers of Buddhadeva Bose residing abroad and outside Kolkata to observe his Birth Centenary year, by organizing commemorative activities in their own areas, in any manner they can.
Translation as Recognition - Indira Chowdhury Translation | Essay | March 2007 In this essay I shall try to describe what translating the novel
Pratham Pratisruti by Ashapurna Debi meant for me. The text engrossed me deeply for many years, compelling me to examine many preconceived notions....
Sukumar Ray: Master of Science and Nonsense - Zinia Mitra Translation | Essay | May 2005 To call him only a humorist is a very partial judgment of his versatile talent. Ray was an artist, an illustrator and an editor. The scientist in Sukumar Ray has never, however, received adequate recognition. After completing his graduation in Chemistry and Physics in 1906 and 1911, he received a technology scholarship and went to England to study
Western Influences on Satyajit Ray - Abhijit Sen Satyajit Ray | Essay | February 2005 The contributions of Satyajit Ray to the Bengali and to Indian cinema in general has not been matched by any other filmmakers, both past and present.
Your Films Our Pride - Sujit Mukherjee Satyajit Ray | Essay | October 2004 You rang the doorbell with some trepidation. It was generally believed he was a haughty person, seldom welcomed visits from strangers, did not enjoy meeting persons of little accomplishment, and so on. But it was too late now because the door had begun opening.
Reflections on Clinton B. Seely’s Translation of - Meghanad Badh Kabya William Radice English | Essay | September 2004
Tagore in the Netherlands - Liesbeth Meyer Rabindranath Tagore | Essay | July 2004 In my search for Dutch translations of Rabindranath Tagore's work in the Netherlands, I discovered some facts that may interest Tagorephiles the world over. This article describes these findings, and also includes the transcripts and scans of some letters exchanged between Tagore and Frederik van Eeden who had introduced Tagore to the Netherlands. ...
To remember is to live again - Buddhadeva Bose Buddhadeva Bose | Essay | May 2004 On the occasion of Henry Miller’s seventy-fifth birthday, Buddhadeva Bose recaptures the time he had spent with the American writer at Big Sur, California.
Home and Abroad - Martin Kämpchen Rabindranath Tagore | Essay | December 2003 The grand concept of globalisation has its origin in economic relations. But it tends to spread its tentacles into other areas of human concern
Gazing at the Sun: Bangladeshi Poets and Rabindranath Tagore - William Radice Rabindranath Tagore | Essay | September 2003 This is the first of perhaps five papers which together will grapple with the question, ‘What is Bangladeshi poetry?’
How hard should we try? – Questions of detail in literary translation - Ketaki Kushari Dyson English | Essay | July 2003 A few mistakes do not invalidate the whole work, and shifts of meaning are inevitable when a text moves from the terrain of one language to the terrain of another. In that case, how hard should we try? I think...
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