History of Bengali Literature by Sukumar Sen PDF.
Name of Book – History of Bengali Literature,
Author – Sukumar Sen,
Genre – Novel,
Book Format – PDF,
Language – English,
Book pages – 452,
Book Size – 17 MB,
Sukumar Sen wrote the english novel History of Bengali Literature.
History of Bengali Literature was written by writer Sukumar Sen. He was a outstanding writer in Bengali language. He was an amazing figure as a writer in Bengal. Hi steroid comparative philology at Calcutta University, when Suniti Kumar chattopadhyay was teaching there. He wrote extensively in English and Bengali on matters related to Philology, Literary History and myth. He worked extensively in ancient manuscripts, and discovered the oldest manuscript for jayadeva’s Gita Govindam.
A famous writer of Bengali literature, Professor Sukumar Sen sent Jawaharlal Nehru a proof copy of his book History of Bengali Literature and asked him to write a preface to it. Jawaharlal Nehru’s immediate reaction was not in favor of the proposal. He felt arrogant that he knew so little about Bengali literature, so what should he dare or presume to write such a foreword to a book by a great literary and scholar. Yet he was eager to write the foreword to ‘History of Bengali Literature’ with great enthusiasm and enthusiasm.
At the same time he was fascinated by the subject and became interested to know more about this great literary man. He used to keep the proof copy of Professor Sukumar Sen’s book with him and sink into it whenever he got time. And so his month has passed and he apologizes to Prof. Sen and the Sahitya Akademi for sponsoring this book for the delay in writing the foreword.
Why do Indians remember the writer Sukumar Sen?
Jawaharlal Nehru felt that it was a real and proper idea for Sahitya Akademi to organize the publication of historical studies of literature in our various languages in India. One of the main tasks of Sahitya Akademi is to encourage all these great languages of India and bring them closer to each other. Their roots and motivations are much the same and the mental climate in which they grow up is similar. All of them have been exposed to similar influences from Western thought and influence. Even the languages of South India, with their various inspirations, grew up under similar conditions.
Therefore, it can be said that each of these great languages is not merely a language of a part of India, but is essentially a language of India, representing the thought, culture and development of this country in its manifold forms. It is not possible for many of us to have direct exposure to literature in our various languages. But it is certainly desirable that every person in India who claims to be educated should know something about languages other than his own. He felt that we should all be familiar with the classics and famous books written in those languages and thus imbibe them as the broad and multifaceted basis of Indian culture.
Who was Jawaharlal Nehru?
To help in this process, Sahitya Akademi has been bringing out translations of well-known books from each of our languages and sponsoring these histories of Indian literature. Thus the Akademi is broadening and deepening our cultural knowledge base and making people realize the essential unity of India’s thought and literary background.
In olden days, Sanskrit, with its depth, richness and grandeur, overshadowed and hindered the development of our regional languages. Later, Persian also came into this growth path. In Europe, Latin and Greek played this role in the national languages of European countries, and it was only gradually, during and after the Renaissance, that national languages began to grow. The influence of Sanskrit on the Latin or Greek European mind is evidently greater than on the Indian mind. It was earthy and closely tied to the beliefs, traditions, myths and philosophical background of the nation.
This probably explains the delay in the full development of our national language. And yet it is interesting and somewhat surprising how far back the beginnings of the languages of our present India go. Tamil, of course, stands by itself and goes back to a distant time. While reading Professor Sen’s book, he became interested in this gradual evolution of Bengali language from Prakrit and Apabhramsha. As usual, he finds devotional and lyric poetry and mystical poetry at the beginning, followed by narrative poetry.
What is Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar famous for?
Gradually literary prose developed and drama and finally fiction. Prof. Sukumar Sen has given many details about past writers. What he is interested in is the broad beginnings of the development of the Bengali language and, in particular, the recent period when it was reacting to Western influence. Then in its development, Ram Mohan Roy, Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar, Michael Madhusudan Dutta, Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay, Ramesh Chandra Dutta, Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay and in a slightly different vein, Kazi Nazrul Islam stand as peaks in this story of Islamic development. But above all others came the remarkable family that excelled in literature, painting, music and every form of art – Rabindranath Tagore.
Why famous Rabindranath Tagore in worldwide?
To most of us outside Bengal, Rabindranath Tagore’s name is almost synonymous with high achievements in Bengali literature. People of my generation grew up under the influence of his extraordinary personality and were consciously or unconsciously molded by it. Here was a man like an ancient sage of India, deeply versed in our ancient wisdom and, at the same time, dealing with present problems and looking to the future.
He wrote in Bengali, but the range of his mind could not be confined to any region of India. It was essentially Indianness and simultaneously embraced all humanity. He was national and international, and to meet him, or to read what he wrote, is a feeling of approaching a high mountain of human experience and knowledge, which seldom comes.
Why famous Kazi Nazrul Islam in Bengal?
For all his greatness, Rabindranath Tagore was not a man who lived quietly at home. He embraced life and sought to live it fully through literature, and in a sense, all his activities had a deep connection with life. As he wrote to a friend, “Truth is good and wholesome if it is connected in some way or other with human life.”
Rabindranath Tagore, perhaps more than others, helped in the process that Professor Sukumar Sen describes as bridging the gap between the language of the pen and the language of the tongue. That lesson many writers in India have yet to learn. A great literature should be understood by people and not technical, mystical and difficult to understand. He commends this book to all those interested in Indian literature.
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