This illuminating collection of fourteen short essays on various aspects of Bengali literary and religious traditions were selected from papers written by Edward Dimock over a period of more than thirty years. Some of the essays are new, others have been revised from previous publications. Together, they represent Dimock's varied interests, including his ideas on the literature and doctrine of the Vaisnavas, Bengali literary criticism, the more modern poems of Jibanananda Das, and aspects of the sakta tradition as manifested in the Mangal-Kavyas.... aquot;steady rain falling, aquot; Bengali aquot;the sound of a dancera#39;s anklet bells;aquot; Marathi has /katkat/, aquot;a tiring, annoying noise, aquot; Bengali aquot;a feeling of slight irritation;aquot; Marathi / kilkil/, aquot;the chirping of birds at dawn, aquot; Bengali aquot;the sound of indistinct laughter.
|Title||:||The sound of silent guns and other essays|
|Author||:||Edward C. Dimock|
|Publisher||:||Oxford University Press, USA - 1989|