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Questions about works of literature written in the Bengali language, an Indo-Aryan language spoken in South Asia.

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How does Irishness affect subject-formation and national identification in Kipling's *Kim* and Tagore's *Gora*?

Rudyard Kipling's Kim (1901) and Rabindranath Tagore's Gora (1910) have several parallels. Each is about an Irish orphan who passes for Indian. Each is also a Bildungsroman, portraying their ...
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What is the relationship between Tagore's poems and his song lyrics?

Rabindranath Tagore composed and wrote the lyrics for approximately 2,200 songs, collectively known as Rabindra Sangeet, "Rabindra music". These songs remain immensely popular in India and ...
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Why does Tagore not consistently use ‘thou’ when addressing the supreme being in Gitanjali?

The large majority of poems in the English version of Tagore's Gitanjali address a supreme being. Tagore uses the pronouns "thou", "thee" and "thy" in almost all of these ...
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A Bengali novel about Cricket

I am trying to find a Bengali novel about cricket. I think I read it in the last 22 years, but it could have been published at the end of last century. As far as I can recall, I think I read it in an ...
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Is Tagore's Chokher Bali a novel that illustrates the workings of mimetic desire?

Rabindranath Tagore's novel Chokher Bali (published in 1903) describes the relationships of four individuals: Mahendra, his wife Asha, his life-long friend Bihari and Binodini. The novel's title can ...
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What is the symbolism of the sun in this Bengali short story "The House of Wax"?

"The House of Wax" is a short story by Subodh Ghosh, translated from Bengali to English by Somrita Ganguly. It's about a man and woman who meet at a train station years after getting ...
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What does the poet Sukanta Bhattacharya mean when he said he has to make room for the newborn?

Why does the poet here want to clean up this squalid earth and make room for them when everybody in this world is running after wealth, glamour, glory, fame and egotistical nature's distortion? Did ...
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