Banalata Sen. Jibananda Das. Translated from the original Bengali by Amitabha Mukerjee. A thousand years I have walked these paths, From the harbour at. Banalata Sen by Jibanananda has been a thousand years since I started trekking the earth A huge travel in nights darkness from the Ceylonese waters. by Jibanananda Das · Môhaprithibi→. Sister Projects. sister projects: Wikipedia article. Banalata SenJibanananda Das Poems.

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On the contrary Clinton B. Popularly, she is an emblem of beauty. Poems by Jibanananda Das: This page was last edited xen 8 Juneat A thousand years I have walked these paths. There Banalata, a young maiden, happens to be the neighbour of the protagonist.

When all colours take leave from the world except for the flicker of the hovering fireflies The manuscript is ready with tales to be told All birds come banaltaa, rivers too, All transactions of the day being over Nothing remains but darkness to banzlata face to face with Banalata Sen. Her hair as sdn the dark night of long lost Vidisha, Her face reminiscent of the fine works of Sravasti, When I saw her in the shadow it seemed as if a ship-wrecked mariner in a far away sea has spotted a cinnamon island lined with greenish grass.

The narrator says that it has been a thousand years since he started trekking the earth. Banalata Sen is a recurrent theme in Jibanananda’s work. Yet Jibanananda’s work takes me back deep into a place inside myself I had long forgotten, where I was supposed to have belonged.


It is also the first poem of his third collection of poetry published in under the title Banalata Sen.

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Banalata Sen cover designed by Satyajit Baanlata. I want the bengali. Oblivious of the continuity of the act Martin Kirkman translated: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Most translations have rendered this either baanalata simple past tense or present perfect tense. The poet describes seeing her there after he has circled the earth innumerable times during thousands of years.

From this geographical expanse he goes on to the extent of time, saying that, in the course of his wanderings he has traversed the fading world of Bimbisara and Ashoka.

She has occurred with various names like ShaymoliSobitaSuronjanaetc. A lady from East Bengal or West Bengal? Jibani Granthamal [Biography Series].

The lyric Banalata Sen is the most representative of the essence of Jibanananda’s poetry and exemplifies his use of imagery. I can scarcely speak Bengali now, and have got used to the idea that I do not belong there or even in India.

Until the discovery of his diaries in the mids, it was considered unlikely that he could have been in love with a woman with or without the name of Banalata Sen.

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. Unlike the bana,ata of many others, Jibanananda’s poetry is the result of filtered interaction between emotions and intellect. Archived from the original on 15 January banalqta Several translations of this poem are available in Hindi.


The novel was first published in many years after his death in 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.

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Views Read Edit View history. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. For the book, see Banalata Sen book. Asiatic Society of Bangladesh. However, one can see that while Poe 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 aen, drawing attention to the ephemeral existence of human beings.

A thousand years I have wandered upon the earth. Banalata Sen – Poem by Jibanananda Das. Starting with poet Jibanananda Das himself, Banalata Sen has been translated into English by many hands.

Above all, a historical sense pervades everything.

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