Jibanananda Das

(17 February 1899 – 22 October 1954 / Barisal / Bangladesh)

Comments about Jibanananda Das

  • Rookie Debasish Mridha, M. D. (1/26/2013 8:24:00 PM)

    You are the joy of life (Jibon + Anonda= Joy of life)
    You are the best ballad in bengali mind.
    You are the defining essence of modernism
    in bengali poetry at that time.
    Today, tomorrow and for ever
    Every moment we will and we are
    shairing your moments of sorrow and moments of joy.
    Dr. Mridha.

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  • Silver Star - 4,183 Points Sayeed Abubakar (5/23/2012 6:49:00 AM)

    He is the Yeats of Bangladesh.

  • Rookie Roro Sarkar (6/11/2011 10:48:00 AM)

    It's sad that Das has never won the recognition his talent deserves world-wide. Apart from being among the most gifted expressionists of the last hundred years, his best work also had elements of seething anger and ruthless destruction of the like almost unmatched for the last hundred years. It only adds to his obscurity that his poetry is almost intranslatable, and he must, as a result, remain as loved and honoured as he is only by the select few who speak in the same language in which he wrote.

Along The Tram Line

I walk along the tram line: night now deep
I hear the teasing of some life of the past:
‘You are like a broken tram—
there is no depot, you don’t need wage
Alas, when has this occurred! ’
That old life sinks behind
The star in the sky, in darkness.

Which way to go? The quiet city has not answer.

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