Jibanananda Das

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Jībanānanda Dāś (17 February 1899 – 22 October 1954) was a Bengali poet, writer, novelist and essayist.wikipedia
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Das's Shrestha Kavita won the Sahitya Academy Award in 1955.

Kusumkumari Das

Kusumakumārī Dāś
Jibanananda's mother Kusumakumārī Dāś was a poet who wrote a famous poem called Adôrsho Chhēlē ("The Ideal Boy") whose refrain is well known to Bengalis to this day: Āmādēr dēshey hobey shei chhēlē kobey / Kothae nā boṛo hoye kajey boro hobey. (The child who achieves not in words but in deeds, when will this land know such a one?)
She is known as a poet and mother of Jibanananda Das, the eminent poet of modern Bengali literature and also served as the secretary of Barishal Women Society.


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Born in Barishal to a Vaidya-Brahmo family, Das studied English literature at Presidency College, Kolkata and earned his MA from Calcutta University.
Jibanananda Das, Bengali poet

West Bengal

Popularly called "Rupashi Banglar Kabi (Poet of Beautiful Bengal), Das is probably the most read poet after Rabindranath Tagore and Nazrul Islam in Bangladesh and West Bengal. While not particularly recognised initially, today Das is acknowledged as one of the greatest poets in the Bengali language.
In modern times, Jibanananda Das has been acknowledged as "the premier poet of the post-Tagore era in India".

Banalata Sen

It was in the second issue of Kobita (Poush 1342 issue, Dec 1934/Jan 1935) that Jibanananda published his now-legendary "Banalata Sen".
Banalata Sen is a Bengali poem written in 1942 by the poet Jibanananda Das that is one of the most read, recited and discussed poems of Bengali literature.

Campe (poem)

"Camp'e" (At the Camp) was printed in Sudhindranath Dutta's Parichay magazine and immediately caused a firestorm in the literary circle of Calcutta.
"Campe" ("ক্যাম্পে", /kæmpe/, "In Camp") is a Bengali poem by Jibanananda Das.

Banalata Sen (book)

Banalata Sen
In 1942, the same year that his father died, his third volume of poetry Banalata Sen was published under the aegis of Kobita Bhavan and Buddhadeb Bose.
Banalata Sen is a collection of poems by Jibanananda Das.

Ruposhi Bangla

His notable works include Ruposhi Bangla, Banalata Sen, Mahaprithibi, Shreshtha Kavita.
Ruposhi Bangla (রূপসী বাংলা, Beautiful Bengal) is the most popular collection of poems by Jibanananda Das, the great modern Bengali poet.

Bijoy Krishna Girls' College

Instead he was obliged to take up a post at Howrah Girl's College (now known as Bijoy Krishna Girls’ College), a constituent affiliated undergraduate college of the University of Calcutta.
Prominent Bengali poet Jibanananda Das and famous Bengali novelist Bani Basu both were the professors of this college.

Brojomohun College

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He repeated the feat two years later when he passed the intermediate exams from Brajamohan College.
Jibanananda Das, poet

Clinton B. Seely

Clinton Seely
Jibanananda scholar Clinton B. Seely has termed Jibanananda Das as "Bengal's most cherished poet since Rabindranath Tagore".
He has translated the works of Ramprasad Sen and Michael Madhusudan Dutt and written a biography of Bengali poet Jibanananda Das.

Joe Winter

Writing about Jibanananda Das' poetry, Joe Winter remarked:
Joe Winter is a British educationist and poet who has translated poets Rabindranath Tagore and Jibanananda Das.

Bengali literature

His impact in the world of Bengali literature continued to increase.
Rajanikanta Sen, Atulprasad Sen, Dwijendralal Ray, Jatindramohan Bagchi, Kumud Ranjan Mullick, Kazi Nazrul Islam, Jibanananda Das, along with Buddhadeva Bose, marks the beginning of the major move to transcend the Tagore legacy.

Fakrul Alam

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Alam, Fakrul : 'Jibanananda Das – Selected poems with an Introduction, Chronology, and Glossary', 1999, University Press Limited, Dhaka
He writes on literary matters and postcolonial issues and translated works of Jibanananda Das and Rabindranath Tagore into English.

Sudhindranath Dutta

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"Camp'e" (At the Camp) was printed in Sudhindranath Dutta's Parichay magazine and immediately caused a firestorm in the literary circle of Calcutta.
Sudhindranath Dutta believed that hard work is what is needed for creating art, and the embattled nature of his poetry contrasted with that of the romantic poetry of Jibanananda Das.


"Akashlina" (Bangala: আকাশলীনা ) is one of the most celebrated and recited poem of poet Jibanananda Das along with his another sophisticated poem Banalata Sen ( Bangla : বনলতা সেন ).It was composed by the poet in the late Thirties of 20th century when the poet was in great distress with his wife.It was first published in 1940 in a verse collection named Satti Tarar Timir.

Buddhadeb Bosu

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These included Kallol, perhaps the most famous literary magazine of the era, Kalikalam (Pen and Ink), Progoti (Progress) (co-edited by Buddhadeb Bose) and others. In Calcutta, Buddhadeb Bose, Premendra Mitra and Samar Sen were starting a brand new poetry magazine called Kobita.
He published a number of poems of the poet Jibanananda Das in Pragati.

Chidananda Dasgupta

In this connection, it is interesting to quote Chidananda Dasgupta who informed of his experience in translating JD:
In 1944 he married, Supriya Das, a daughter of Brahmananda Dashgupta, brother of poet Jibanananda Das.

Premendra Mitra

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In Calcutta, Buddhadeb Bose, Premendra Mitra and Samar Sen were starting a brand new poetry magazine called Kobita.
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In Bengal, efforts to break out of the Tagorian worldview and stylistics started in the early days of the 20th century.
During the Bengal Renaissance of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, Bengali literature was modernised through the works of authors such as Michael Madhusudan Dutta, Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar, Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay, Rabindranath Tagore, Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay, Kazi Nazrul Islam, Satyendranath Dutta and Jibanananda Das.

Kavita (poetry magazine)

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However people have shown enormous enthusiasm in translating JD. Translation of JD commenced as the poet himself rendered some of his poetry into English at the request of poet Buddhadeb Bose for the Kavita.
Jibanananda Das

Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee

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– Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee
It is during this period, Buddhadeb has written a critique of poetry written by Jibanananda Das, the legendary bengalee poet named "Hridayer Shabdoheen Jyotsna-r Bhitor".

Bodh (poem)

"Bodh" (বোধ, in Clinton B. Seely's English translation "Sensation" and Fakrul Alam's "An Overwhelming Sensation" ) is a celebrated Bengali poem written by Jibanananda Das in 1930.

Azfar Hussain

A lecture on Jibanananda Das in Bengali by Azfar Hussain
Azfar Hussain's lecture on Jibanananda Das in Bengali


Jībanānanda Dāś (17 February 1899 – 22 October 1954) was a Bengali poet, writer, novelist and essayist.