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Folktales of Bangladesh

($15.00, £10.00)
Format Paperback
Language English
ISBN 978 984 20 0242-7
Edition 1st
Pages 112

Bangladesh is a land proverbially rich for its folk-literature. The folktales, ballads, songs, proverbs and riddles are the inherent treasures of the soil have an inherent worth of their own. A perusal of such stories in translation by persons who cannot read the original Bengali versions is likely to provide genuine pleasure to the readers irrespective of age, class or creed. For another, they can make possible comparative study of the folktales of other parts of the v arid, tales of other peoples in other land and may lead of interesting sociological, cultural and anthropological findings, or at least speculations. The joys and sorrows, the smiles and tears of everyday life of the common man as well as many legends of ancient times, fables, fairy and moral tales have found easy access into the various branches of our folk-literature The present volume contains the English rendering of eight folktales which besides serving a useful purpose have an inherent works of their own.

Kabir Chowdhury / কবির চৌধুরী

কবীর চৌধুরী (১৯২৩-২০১২)। বরেণ্য সাহিত্যিক ও শিক্ষাবিদ। বাংলা ও ইংরেজিতে তাঁর প্রকাশিত বইয়ের সংখ্যা প্রচুর। সাহিত্যে ও শিক্ষাক্ষেত্রে গুরুত্বপূর্ণ অবদানের জন্য জাতীয় ও আন্তর্জাতিক অনেক পুরস্কারে ভূষিত হয়েছেন। Kabir Chowdhury (1923-2012) is a noted translator, critic and essayist. His elegant and lively English translations of Bengali poems, novels and short stories have been widely acclaimed at home and abroad. He has received many national and international awards for his contributions in the field of literature, education and peace.