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His journey has encompassed the reign of the Emperor Bimbishar, who ruled during the lifetime esn the Buddha, and that of Ashok, who lived two centuries later. In the first stanza the traveller describes seeing her after having wandered upon the earth over thousands of years.

The lyric Banalata Sen is the most representative of the essence of Jibanananda’s poetry and exemplifies his use of imagery. Jibanananda’s poetry, with his characteristic rich tapestry of imagery, repeatedly bomolota the image of human fulfillment personified by a woman—in this poem Banalata Sen.

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The novel was first published in many years after his death in Popularly, she is an emblem of beauty. Modern Indian literature, an anthology 1. For a thousand years I have walked the ways of the world. A thousand years I bonoloota walked these paths. There Banalata, a young maiden, happens to be the neighbour of the protagonist. A recent translation by Arun Sarkar again considers present perfect continuous tense: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Banalata Sen

Now the translation by Joydeep Bhattacharya: Most translations have rendered this either into simple past tense bonoota present perfect tense.

For thousand years I have been walking all over the world. Seely improved on his original translation and used present perfect continuous tense.

The poet-narrator proceeds by alluding to different mythological and ancient persons, places and events.

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Banalata Sen is a recurrent theme in Jibanananda’s work. On the contrary Clinton B.

In these poems, the love Das talks about crosses the boundaries of time and place and sometimes seems impersonal too. Views Read Edit View history. Her bono,ota indicates that she is a contemporary woman, but her description in terms of forgotten classical locations makes it plain that she is timeless. Banalata Sen is the name of a woman whom the poem describes as being from the town of Natorea town in Bangladesh. InClinton B.

They include Martin Kirkman, one with the initials S. Anjana Basu’s translation is not comparable here and hence excluded.

Archived from the original on 15 January This page was last edited on 8 Juneat There is one instance where all translators, except one, have decidedly diverted from the temporal sense of the text. Then he compares her face with the fine sculpture of Sravasti. 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.

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.

He adds that he went further, to the forgotten city of Vidharbha. Das named the volume after the poem: Views Read Edit View history. Jibani Granthamal [Biography Series].

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.