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Song for Kali

Nirode Mazumdar,Ram Proshad

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ISBN 10: 8170461553 / ISBN 13: 9788170461555
Published by Seagull Books, 2000
New Condition: New Hardcover
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Ram Proshad (c.1720-1781)` is a much-loved, much-sung mystic poet of Bengal, whose violently intimate relationship with his goddess, the awesome Kali, inspired spiritual love poetry which lives and breathes on the skin. Nirode Mazumdar (1916-1982), a painter whose own quest led him deep into the myths and values of his heritage, responded with visuals evoked by his passionate feeling for these fervid lyrics. A bilingual Bengali-French edition emerged, with the Bengali poetry and a French translation by the artist and his wife Marguerite, alongside the artist`s drawings and paintings. Years later scholar-translator-critic Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, whose own emotional involvement with Ram Proshad`s poetry has its roots in her Calcutta childhood, launched on a translation into English. Now, this unusual collaboration across space and time is reborn as a rich volume of poetry and illuminations, which contains a facsimile version of the original, poetry by Ram Proshad, the French translation by Nirode and Marguerite Mazumdar, the English translation by Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, and visuals by Nirode Mazumdar. Printed Pages: 54. Bookseller Inventory # 4558

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Title: Song for Kali

Publisher: Seagull Books

Publication Date: 2000

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:New

Edition: First edition.

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mystical poetry on Kali, trans. from Bengali and French, wth illustration. excellent production

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Text: English, Bengali, French (translation)
Original Language: French

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