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Folk Literature of Bengal Hardcover – Oct 30 2006


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  • Hardcover: 406 pages
  • Publisher: Gyan Publishing House (Oct. 30 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 8121209110
  • ISBN-13: 978-8121209113
  • Shipping Weight: 789 g
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The Folk-Literature of Bengal is devoted to popular tales of Bengal. A world wholly legendary is depicted with the homely tenderness in the most secluded localities of Bengal. The world is revived with every seduction of art in this beautiful book. The tales are mirror of the customs and the thoughts of the people and throws much light on the history of these ancient days. A nation might well be proud of these tales. It has all the attributes of a beautiful lyric. It contains a conception of purity and love which evince a high state of civilization. About The Author:- Dineshchandra Sen (1866 – 1939)-born in Manikaganj, now in Bangladesh, was instrumental in salvaging lost works of Bengali folk music and folk literature. When he was professor in the Calcutta University he was appointed to compiled and edit the collection Ballads from different part of Bengal. The British Government had adorned him with the ‘Rai Bahadur’ title in 1921 and with D.Litt by the Calcutta University in recognition of pioneering work in this field. His publications include Mymensingh Geetika, Eastern Bengal Ballads – Vols. 1-4, Bengali Ramayan Chaitanya and his Age and so on. Introduction by Dr. Sila Basak, Ph.D., D.Litt., FRAS (London), Born in Kolkata, 1947, Working as an academic attached to the Department of Folklore and Language Studies with various Universities. She is also associated with the training and research programmes in Folkloristics of the Asiatic Society, Kolkata. Contents:- FOREWORD • PREFACE • CHAPTER I • The striking coincidences between some of the Bengali and European folk-tales • CHAPTER II • Internal evidences in the early Bengali folk-tales proving their origin before the Hindu Ranaissance • CHAPTER III • Currency of older forms of belief amongst the converts to Islam in the folk-literature • CHAPTER IV • Muhammada folk-tales in Bengal • CHAPTER V • Four kinds of folk-tales. The Title 'Folk-Literature of Bengal written/authored/edited by Dineshchandra Sen', published


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