• Parabaas
    Parabaas : পরবাস : বাংলা ভাষা, সাহিত্য ও সংস্কৃতি
  • পরবাস | Translation | Story
  • Eight Legs Sixteen Knees : Swapnamoy Chakravarty
    translated from Bengali to English by Tapati Gupta


    Agrahayan : A month in the Bengali calendar corresponding to the period between mid-November and mid-December.

    Alta : a dye made from lac used by ladies to decorate their feet.

    Arati : a ritual performed with lighted lamps and other articles to the accompaniment of the beating of drums and sounding of gongs and rhythmic dance steps.

    Atar : indigenous perfume associated with aristocratic Muslim culture.

    Batasha : a small button shaped brittle sweet meat made of sugar or molasses.

    Bigha : a unit of land measurement.

    Chamcha : servile sycophant

    Dhanatkanni : a dynasty within a tribe, in this case, a Bagdi, the members of which are destined to donate blood to the deity.

    Gamchha : a kind of hand woven indigenous towel.

    Ganesha : the god of wealth and success.

    Harikath : The wooden block upon which animal sacrifice is done or the wooden frame used for ritual sacrifice before the deity.

    Kakima : aunt, fathers younger brother or younger cousins wife.

    Katthas : cottah

    Lathial : truncheon bearing guards.

    Mashima : aunt, mothers sister.

    Munish : an attendant.

    Natmandir : an annexe to a temple where readings from scriptures and other religious programmes, e.g. performances of religious dramas, recital of devotional songs etc. are held.

    Pishi : aunt, father's sister

    Prasad : offerings of food and fruits made to the deity.

  • Eight Legs Sixteen Knees | Glossary
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