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Barisal and Beyond—Essays on Bangla Literature, Chronicle Books (An Imprint of DC Publishers), New Delhi, 2008; | ISBN: 8180280365

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A Poet Apart
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"Land of the Cards is every bit as transparently didactic as the medieval narratives. Moreover, by using what is essentially a mangal kavya plot structure, Tagore has added emphasis to his message. That structural feature, because of its association with mangal kavya literature, carries its own meaning : Whatever is being illustrated is important to your welfare - audience take heed !" (p. 45)

The Slaying of Meghanada
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"For thousands of years I've been roaming the paths of this earth, / From waters round Sri Lanka, in dead of night, to seas up the / Malabar Coast." (p. 130)

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