Jibanananda Das

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Jibanananda Das was a Bengali poet, writer, novelist and essayist. Dimly recognized during his lifetime, today Das is acknowledged as the premier poet of post-Tegorian literature in India and Bangladesh. He is considered as Bengal’s “greatest” modern poet and “best loved” poet too, his poems being regarded as "part of the Bengali consciousness on t ...

Jibanananda Das Poems

Banalata Sen

It has been a thousand years since I started trekking the earth
A huge travel in night’s darkness from the Ceylonese waters
to the Malayan sea
I have been there too: the fading world of Vimbisara and Asoka

I Remember, I Was There

I remember I used to be a king of Babylonia
You were my slave girl,
In the night,

Ah Kite

Ah kite, golden-winged kite, don’t cry any more this noon
of moist clouds, as you hover around the Dhanshniri river
Your whimper reminds of her eyes dim as pale cane-fruit!
A pretty princess she has drifted afar,

One Day Eight Years Ago

It was heard: to the post-mortem cell
he had been taken;
last night—in the darkness of Falgoon-night
When the five-night-old moon went down—


Once in a starry night sprawling on the cloud's edge
It occurred: am I a soul—or merely a ghostly spirit?

Under the moonlight of a desolate sea I discern

Jibanananda Das Comments

Parijat 16 November 2017

Bowing down before you to risen up my eternal soul

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Swapnanil Roy 12 November 2017

You are a world in poet...

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Debasish Mridha, M. D. 26 January 2013

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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Sayeed Abubakar 23 May 2012

He is the Yeats of Bangladesh.

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Roro Sarkar 11 June 2011

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.

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