Eastern Bengal Ballads (4 Vols.): Book by Sen Dineschandra

Eastern Bengal Ballads (4 Vols.)

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ISBN: 9788121209069    Publisher: Gyan Publishing House Year of publishing: 2006     Format:  Hardback No of Pages: 2001        Language: English
Description About The Author:- Dineshchandra Sen born in Manikganj, now in Bangladesh, was instrumental in salvaging lost works of Bengali folk music and folk literature. When he was a professor in the Calcutta...Read more
Description About The Author:- Dineshchandra Sen born in Manikganj, now in Bangladesh, was instrumental in salvaging lost works of Bengali folk music and folk literature. When he was a professor in the Calcutta University he was appointed to compile and edit the collected Ballads from different parts 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 includes The Folk Literature of Bengal, Mymensingh Geetika, Bengali Ramayan, Chaitanya and his age and so on. Introduction by Dr. Sila Basak, Ph.D., D.Lit., 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:- Volume I: Foreword • Introduction • Mahua • Malua • Chandravati • Kamala • Dewan Bhabna • Kenaram, The Robber Chief • Rupavati • Kanka and Lila • Kajalrekha • Dewana Madina • Geographical Notes. • Volume II: General Introduction • Preface to the ballad of the Washer-maiden • The ballad of the Washer-maiden • Preface to the ballad of the Young Herdsman • The ballad of the Young Herdsman • Ditto ditto (Second Version) • Preface to the ballad of Kanchanmala • The ballad of Kanchanmala or the Bride of a Blind Baby • The ballad of Kanchanmala-Another version • Preface to the ballad of Santi • The ballad of Santi • Preface to the ballad of Bhelua, the Beautiful One • The ballad of Bhelua, the Beautiful One • Preface to the ballad of Rani Kamala Devi by Adhar Chandra • The ballad of Rani Kamala Devi • Preface to the ballad of the Adventurous Career of a Young Dacoit • Volume III: General Introduction • The Ballad of Manjurma • Coffin-stealer • Bhelua • The Ballad of Hati Kheda • Ayana Bibi • The Ballad of Kamal, the merchant • Shyam Roy • Chaudhuri's Larai • Gopini Kirtan • Lament of the Daughter of Shah Shuja • The Lay of the Twelve Shrines • The Fight at Manipur • Index • Volume IV: General Introduction • The Ballad of Raja Raghu • Nuranneha and the Grave • Shila Devi • Mukut Roy • The Ballad of Nasar Malum • The Ballad of Bharai Raja • Bagula-The Merchant's Daughter • The Blind Lover • Preface to Ratan Thakur • Ballad of Sannamala • Ballad of Prince Birnarayan • Chandrabati's Ramayana • The Ballad of Raja Mahipal •Tilak, Basanta • Pir Batasi .About The Book:- Eastern Bengal Ballads Are A Collection Of Narrative Poems (Which Were To Be Sung In The Rural Regions Of Different Districts Of Bengal) Ranging From 16Th To The 19Th Century. Possessing Great Literary And Historical Significance, They Also Throw Much Light On The Social And Cultural History Of That Part Of Bengal, And Also Serve As Material For History Of The Rise And Development Of Bengali People. These Ballads Were Composed Straight From The Unsophisticated People'S Heart., About The Author:- Dineshchandra Sen Born In Manikganj, Now In Bangladesh, Was Instrumental In Salvaging Lost Works Of Bengali Folk Music And Folk Literature. When He Was A Professor In The Calcutta University He Was Appointed To Compile And Edit The Collected Ballads From Different Parts 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 Includes The Folk Literature Of Bengal, Mymensingh Geetika, Bengali Ramayan, Chaitanya And His Age And So On. Introduction By Dr. Sila Basak, Ph.D., D.Lit., 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., Content:- Volume I: Foreword • Introduction • Mahua • Malua • Chandravati • Kamala • Dewan Bhabna • Kenaram, The Robber Chief • Rupavati • Kanka And Lila • Kajalrekha • Dewana Madina • Geographical Notes. • Volume Ii: General Introduction • Preface To The Ballad Of The Washer-Maiden • The Ballad Of The Washer-Maiden • Preface To The Ballad Of The Young Herdsman • The Ballad Of The Young Herdsman • Ditto Ditto (Second Version) • Preface To The Ballad Of Kanchanmala • The Ballad Of Kanchanmala Or The Bride Of A Blind Baby • The Ballad Of Kanchanmala-Another Version • Preface To The Ballad Of Santi • The Ballad Of Santi • Preface To The Ballad Of Bhelua, The Beautiful One • The Ballad Of Bhelua, The Beautiful One • Preface To The Ballad Of Rani Kamala Devi By Adhar Chandra • The Ballad Of Rani Kamala Devi • Preface To The Ballad Of The Adventurous Career Of A Young Dacoit • Volume Iii: General Introduction • The Ballad Of Manjurma • Coffin-Stealer • Bhelua • The Ballad Of Hati Kheda • Ayana Bibi • The Ballad Of Kamal, The Merchant • Shyam Roy • Chaudhuri'S Larai • Gopini Kirtan • Lament Of The Daughter Of Shah Shuja • The Lay Of The Twelve Shrines • The Fight At Manipur • Index • Volume Iv: General Introduction • The Ballad Of Raja Raghu • Nuranneha And The Grave • Shila Devi • Mukut Roy • The Ballad Of Nasar Malum • The Ballad Of Bharai Raja • Bagula-The Merchant'S Daughter • The Blind Lover • Preface To Ratan Thakur • Ballad Of Sannamala • Ballad Of Prince Birnarayan • Chandrabati'S Ramayana • The Ballad Of Raja Mahipal •Tilak, Basanta • Pir Batasi .
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