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Jibanananda progressively develops these same four images throughout the poem, metamorphosing these from remoteness to intimacy, dimness to distinction and from separation to union. Unlike the poetry of many others, Jibanananda’s poetry is the result of filtered interaction between emotions and intellect.

Natore is a small mofussil town, now in Bangladeshthat developed during the Colonial era at a time that a number of towns developed throughout Bengal, spurred by the colonial economy and social changes. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

However, while Helen’s beauty is the central theme in Poe’s work, for Jibanananda, Banalata Sen bnoolota merely bomolota framework to hold his anxiety for apparently endless human existence on earth since primordial time.

Banalata Sen

This is in line with Bojolota Das himself bonolotaa translated like: Starting with poet Jibanananda Das himself, Banalata Sen has been translated into English by many hands. His journey has encompassed the reign of the Emperor Bimbishar, who ruled during the lifetime of the Buddha, and that of Ashok, who lived two centuries later.

The narrator says that it has been a thousand years since he started trekking the earth. Anjana Basu’s translation is not comparable here and hence excluded.


The lyric Banalata Sen is the most representative of the essence of Jibanananda’s poetry and exemplifies his use of imagery. In other projects Wikisource. It is also the first poem of his sfn collection of poetry published in under the title Banalata Sen. Pages to import images to Wikidata Articles containing Bengali-language text All stub articles.

Now the translation by Joydeep Bhattacharya: 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 topography, drawing attention to the ephemeral existence of human beings.

She has occurred with various names like ShaymoliSobitaSuronjanaetc. Articles containing Bengali-language text.

Banalata Sen is the name of a woman whom the poem describes as being from the town xen Natorea town in Bangladesh. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. There is one instance where all translators, except one, have decidedly diverted from the temporal sense of the text.

Several translations of this poem are available in Hindi. In the third stanza the traveller returns from geography and history and recalls Bonllota Sen with emotion.

For thousands of years I roamed the paths of this earth. Then he compares her face with the fine sculpture of Sravasti.

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. A draft of the poem was also discovered that widely differs from the final version.

InClinton B. The poet-narrator proceeds by alluding to different bonoolta and ancient persons, places and events. The surname “Sen” ordinarily denotes the vaidya banhla to which Jibanananda’s own family belonged before they became Brahmo. 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. Jibanananda’s poetry, with his characteristic rich tapestry of imagery, repeatedly portrays the image of human fulfillment personified by a woman—in this poem Banalata Sen.


By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. This page was last edited on 12 Augustat A thousand years I have walked these paths. For a thousand years I have walked the ways of the world. I have walked the paths of earth for thousands of years. For thousand years I have been walking all over the world. Long I have been a wanderer of this world.

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In the second stanza the traveller describes Banalata Sen. It was first published in the December issue of the poetry bonollta Kavitaedited babgla poet Buddhadeva Bose. In these poems, the love Das talks about crosses the boundaries of time and place and sometimes seems impersonal too.

Recently, a translation by Shamik Boseruns like ‘For a thousand years I have been walking upon the bosom of my earth’. This poem makes comprehensive use of four key images which occur repeatedly in many poems by Jivanananda Das:

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