Famine and Dearth

Itihasashrito Bangla Kobita(1751-1855)

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'Itihas Ashrito Bangla Kobita' is a compilation of extracts and complete reproduction in certain cases of Bengali poems with references of historical events. The compilation was edited by Suprakash Bandopadhyay and was published by M.C. Sarkar & Sons in 1954.

The present selection include a short poem on the Famine of 1770. The author or origin of the poem though is anonymous. Bandopadhyay assumes, the poem was composed during or sometime after the famine and was popularly recited across the villages.

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The present selection include a short poem on the Famine of 1770. The author or origin of the poem though is anonymous. Bandopadhyay assumes, the poem was composed during or sometime after the famine and was popularly recited across the villages.

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1. ছিয়াত্তরের মন্বন্তর সম্পর্কে একটি ছড়া

নদনদী খালবিল সব শুকাইল ।
অন্নাভাবে লোকসব যমালয়ে গেল ।।
দেশের সমস্ত চাল কিনিয়া বাজারে ।
দেশ ছারকার হ'ল রেজা খাঁর তরে ।।
একচেটে ব্যবসা দাম খরতর ।
ছিয়াত্তরের মন্বন্তর হ'ল ভয়ঙ্কর ।।
পতিপত্নী পুত্র ছাড়ে পেটের লাগিয়ে ।
মরে লোক, অনাহারে অখাদ্য খাইয়ে ।।

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Keywords

অনাহারে, অন্নাভাব, চাল, মন্বন্তর

Source text

Title: Itihasashrito Bangla Kobita(1751-1855), Chiyattorer Manwantar Somporke ekti Chora

Author: Anonymous

Editor(s): Suprasanna Bandopadhyay

Publisher: M.C. Sarkar & Sons, M.C.Sarkar & Sons

Publication date: 1954, 1954

Original compiled 1751-1855

Edition: 1st Edition

Place of publication: CalcuttaCalcutta

Provenance/location: Original compiled 1751-1855

Digital edition

Original editor(s): Suprasanna Bandopadhyay

Language: Bengali

Selection used:

  • 1 ) page 86

Responsibility:

Texts collected by: Ayesha Mukherjee, Amlan Das Gupta, Azarmi Dukht Safavi

Texts transcribed by: Muhammad Irshad Alam, Bonisha Bhattacharya, Arshdeep Singh Brar, Muhammad Ehteshamuddin, Kahkashan Khalil, Sarbajit Mitra

Texts encoded by: Bonisha Bhattacharya, Shreya Bose, Lucy Corley, Kinshuk Das, Bedbyas Datta, Arshdeep Singh Brar, Sarbajit Mitra, Josh Monk, Reesoom Pal

Encoding checking by: Hannah Petrie, Gary Stringer, Charlotte Tupman

Genre: India > poetry

For more information about the project, contact Dr Ayesha Mukherjee at the University of Exeter.

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