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For thousands of years I roamed the paths of this earth. Anjana Basu’s translation is not comparable here and hence excluded.

Starting with poet Jibanananda Das himself, Banalata Sen has been translated into English by many hands.

The poet-narrator proceeds by alluding to different mythological and ancient persons, places and events. In the first stanza the traveller describes seeing her after having wandered upon the earth over thousands of years.

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It is Anupam Banerji who maintained the literal sense of the poem and wrote in translation: His journey has encompassed the reign bamgla the Emperor Bimbishar, who ruled during the lifetime of the Buddha, and that of Ashok, who lived two centuries later.

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.


Banalata Sen

Then the traveller-narrator recollects that when he saw her in the shadow bonnolota was like a mariner whose ship was wrecked in a faraway sea spotting verdant land among barren bnolota. She has occurred with various names like ShaymoliSobitaSuronjanaetc.

Banalata is a feminine name in the Bengali language that would have been fashionable in the Bengali middle class Bhadralok community of Jibanananda’s parents’ generation.

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

The poem is self-narrated by an unnamed traveller. For a thousand years I have walked the ways of the binolota. Recently, a translation by Shamik Boseruns like ‘For a honolota years I have been walking upon the bosom of my earth’. The relevant manuscript was discovered and labelled Book-8 while preserved in the National Library of Calcutta; the poem occurs on page 24 of this manuscript. Views Read Edit View history.

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Languages Bahasa Indonesia Edit links. For thousand years I have been walking all over the world. Jibanananda progressively develops these same four images throughout the poem, metamorphosing these from remoteness to intimacy, dimness banla distinction and from separation to union.

Fakrul Alam followed suit by writing: In the third stanza the traveller returns from geography and history and recalls Banalata Sen with emotion. A recent translation by Arun Sarkar again considers present perfect continuous tense: Her name indicates that bangl is a contemporary woman, but her description in terms of forgotten classical locations makes it plain that she is timeless.


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Banalata Sen cover designed by Satyajit Ray. Jibanananda’s bxngla, with his characteristic rich tapestry of imagery, repeatedly portrays the image of human fulfillment personified by a woman—in this poem Banalata Sen. Ananda Lal also used present perfect tense: Banalata Sen is a feminine emblem boholota Jibanananda created in his virtual world and faced on many occasions with wonder and questions as embodied in different poems.

The novel was first published in many years after his death in He describes having wandered from the Ceylonese ocean to the seas of Malayahaving travelled in Ancient India in the times of Emperor Bimbisaraand centuries later, in the times of Ashoka the Great.

Amit Mukerjee: Poems: Banalata Sen

There Banalata, a young maiden, happens to be the neighbour of the protagonist. Articles containing Bengali-language text. 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 bqngla existence both in terms of time and topography, drawing attention to the ephemeral existence of human beings.