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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By using this site, you agree to banzlata Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The title of this lyric poem is a female character referred to by name in the last line of each of its three stanzas. I can scarcely speak Bengali now, and have got used to the idea that I do not belong there or even in India.

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Recently, a translation by Shamik Boseruns like ‘For a thousand years I have been walking upon the bosom of my earth’. He adds that he went further, to the forgotten city of Vidharbha. The poet describes seeing her there after he has circled the earth innumerable times during thousands of years. It is also the first poem of his third collection of poetry published in under the title Banalata Sen. Retrieved 25 June A thousand years I have wandered upon the earth.

Almost unknown in literary circles, Sushil Kumar Jha has den attempted to translate Banalata Sen into Hindi retaining the essence of the poem in bnaalata true spirit. Banalata Sen is a feminine emblem that Jibanananda created in his virtual world and faced on many occasions with wonder and questions as embodied in different poems.



He describes having wandered in darkness in the ancient cities of Vidarbha and Vidishayet, for his tired soul, the only moment of peace in any age was with Banalata Sen of Natore. Delivering Poems Around The World. The first line haajaar bochor dhore aami path haatitechi prithibir pothey is in present perfect continuous tense.

Several translations of this poem are available in Hindi.

Now the translation by Joydeep Bhattacharya: Poems by Jibanananda Das: Popularly, she is an emblem of beauty. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Banalata Sen – Poem by Jibanananda Das

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

For ages I have been walking the paths of this earth. Articles containing Bengali-language text. Jibanananda Das is quite more transiently fluid than that. Oblivious of the continuity of the act Martin Kirkman translated: The baanlata is self-narrated by an unnamed traveller. However, while Helen’s beauty is the central theme in Poe’s work, for Jibanananda, Banalata Sen banalaya merely a framework to hold his anxiety for apparently endless human existence on earth since primordial time.

A recent translation by Arun Sarkar again considers present perfect continuous tense: Jibanananda Das’s Other Poems. Long I have been a wanderer of this world. They include Martin Kirkman, one with the initials S.


It was first published in seh December issue of the poetry magazine Kavitaedited by poet Buddhadeva Bose. Banalata Sen is the name of a woman whom the poem describes as being from the town of Natore banallata, a town in Bangladesh. Her hair as if 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.

This poem makes comprehensive use of four key images which occur repeatedly in many poems by Jivanananda Das: All information has been reproduced here for educational and informational purposes to banalaha site visitors, and is provided at no charge This is in line with Jibanananda Das himself who translated like: The novel was first published in many years after his death in Albeit rigid in translation.

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For the book, see Banalata Sen book. Comments about Banalata Sen by Jibanananda Das. Jibanananda progressively develops these same four images throughout the poem, metamorphosing these from remoteness to intimacy, dimness to distinction and from separation to union.