Overview for The Folk-Literature of Bengal
The Folk-Literature of Bengal is devoted to popular tales of Bengal. A world wholly legendary is depicted with the homely tenderness in the most secluded localities of Bengal. The world is revived with every seduction of art in this beautiful book. The tales are a mirror of the customs and the thoughts of the people and throws much light on the history of these ancient days. A nation might well be proud of these tales. It has all the attributes of a beautiful lyric. It contains a conception of purity and love which evince a high state of civilization.
Dinesh Chandra Sen (Author)
Dineshchandra Sen (1866-1939) - born in Manikganj, now in Bangladesh, was instrumental in salvaging lost works of Bengali folk music and folk literature. When he was a professor in the Calcutta University he was appointed to compiled and edit the collected Ballads from different parts of Bengal. The British Government had adorned him with the 'Rai Bahadur' title in 1921 and with D.Litt by the Calcutta University in recognition of pioneering work in this field. His publications include Mymensingh Geetika, Eastern Bengal Ballads - Vols. 1-4, Bengali Ramayan, Chaitanya and his Age and so on.