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History of Bengali Literature
History of Bengali Literature
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About the Book

This book is a brief but essentially complete survey of literary activities in Bengali since the appearance of the speech. In the introductory chapters of the book linguistic and literary affinities of New Indo-Aryan speeches have been sketched and the origin and development of the Bengali language as well as of the Bengali script has been given in outline. The author's terminus ad quem is 1941, the year of Rabindranath Tagore's death.

About the Author

Dr. Sukumar Sen, the author of the book, has received several honours and recognition for his outstanding researches on the Bengali language and literature. The Fellowship of the Sahitya Akademi, the nation's highest literary Honour, was conferred on his in 1973.

CONTENTS
FOREWORDPage v
PREFACEix
1EVOLUTION OF THE LANGUAGE AND SCRIPT1
2THE PRE-VERNACULAR BACKGROUND10
3FORMS OF EARLY POETRY18
4OLD BENGALI POETRY AND MYSTICISM24
5THE DARK CENTURIES AND THE EMERGENCE OF THE CULT THEMES34
6FROM THE FIFTEENTH TO THE EARLY SIXTEENTH CENTURY62
7CHAITANYA AND HIS MOVEMENT77
8THE NEW URGE IN LITERATURE88
9VAISHNAVA LYRIC SONGS AND NARRATIVE NERSE97
10THE TRADITION OF COURT PATRONAGE107
11NARRATIVE POETRY ON CANDI AND MANASA112
12THE SEVENTEENTH CENTURY122
13THE ARRAKAN POETS AND THE LATER MUSLIM WRITERS137
14THE EIGHTENTH CENTURY : ITS TENDENCIES AND EFFECTS147
15DEVELOPMENT OF LITERARY PROSE163
16THE WESTERN STAGE AND THE EARLY DAYS OF THE BENGALI DRAMA175
17FORERUNNERS OF THE NEW POETRY186
18MICHAEL MADHUSUDAN DUTT AND HIS FOLLOWERS 193
19PROSE FICTION AND BANKIM CANDRA CHATTERJI208
20THE THEATRE223
21THE ROMANTICS235
22RABINDRANATH TAGORE248
23BEGINNING OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY290
24WORLD WAR TO NON-CO-OPERATION301
25INDEPENDENCE MOVEMENT TO ANOTHER WORLD WAR322
APPENDIX350
BIBLIOGRAPHY387
INDEX393

History of Bengali Literature

Item Code:
IDH088
Cover:
Hardcover
Edition:
1992
Publisher:
Sahitya Akademi
ISBN:
8172011075
Language:
English
Size:
8.5" X 5.5"
Pages:
400
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About the Book

This book is a brief but essentially complete survey of literary activities in Bengali since the appearance of the speech. In the introductory chapters of the book linguistic and literary affinities of New Indo-Aryan speeches have been sketched and the origin and development of the Bengali language as well as of the Bengali script has been given in outline. The author's terminus ad quem is 1941, the year of Rabindranath Tagore's death.

About the Author

Dr. Sukumar Sen, the author of the book, has received several honours and recognition for his outstanding researches on the Bengali language and literature. The Fellowship of the Sahitya Akademi, the nation's highest literary Honour, was conferred on his in 1973.

CONTENTS
FOREWORDPage v
PREFACEix
1EVOLUTION OF THE LANGUAGE AND SCRIPT1
2THE PRE-VERNACULAR BACKGROUND10
3FORMS OF EARLY POETRY18
4OLD BENGALI POETRY AND MYSTICISM24
5THE DARK CENTURIES AND THE EMERGENCE OF THE CULT THEMES34
6FROM THE FIFTEENTH TO THE EARLY SIXTEENTH CENTURY62
7CHAITANYA AND HIS MOVEMENT77
8THE NEW URGE IN LITERATURE88
9VAISHNAVA LYRIC SONGS AND NARRATIVE NERSE97
10THE TRADITION OF COURT PATRONAGE107
11NARRATIVE POETRY ON CANDI AND MANASA112
12THE SEVENTEENTH CENTURY122
13THE ARRAKAN POETS AND THE LATER MUSLIM WRITERS137
14THE EIGHTENTH CENTURY : ITS TENDENCIES AND EFFECTS147
15DEVELOPMENT OF LITERARY PROSE163
16THE WESTERN STAGE AND THE EARLY DAYS OF THE BENGALI DRAMA175
17FORERUNNERS OF THE NEW POETRY186
18MICHAEL MADHUSUDAN DUTT AND HIS FOLLOWERS 193
19PROSE FICTION AND BANKIM CANDRA CHATTERJI208
20THE THEATRE223
21THE ROMANTICS235
22RABINDRANATH TAGORE248
23BEGINNING OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY290
24WORLD WAR TO NON-CO-OPERATION301
25INDEPENDENCE MOVEMENT TO ANOTHER WORLD WAR322
APPENDIX350
BIBLIOGRAPHY387
INDEX393
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