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JUNGLE NAMA Ghosh, Amitav/Toor, Salman

JUNGLE NAMA Ghosh, Amitav/Toor, Salman

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  • Publisher: Fourth Estate India 
  • Language: English
  • Hardcover: 88 pages
  • Item Weight: 340 g
  • Dimensions: 20 x 14 x 4 cm
  • Country of Origin: India

Review:-                                                                                                                      Jungle Nama is Amitav Ghosh's verse adaptation of an episode from the legend of Bon Bibi, a tale popular in the villages of the Sundarban, which also lies at the heart of the novel The Hungry Tide. It is the story of the avaricious rich merchant Dhona, the poor lad Dukhey, and his mother; it is also the story of Dokkhin Rai, a mighty spirit who appears to humans as a tiger, of Bon Bibi, the benign goddess of the forest, and her warrior brother Shah Jongoli. The original print version of this legend, dating back to the nineteenth century, is composed in a Bengali verse meter known as dwipodi poyar. Jungle Nama is a free adaptation of the legend, told entirely in a poyar-like meter of twenty-four syllable couplets that replicate the cadence of the original.

About the Author:-
Amitav Ghosh was born in Calcutta and grew up in India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. He studied in Delhi, Oxford and Egypt and has taught in a number of Indian and American universities. He is the author of previously, highly acclaimed novels: The Calcutta Chromosome, The Shadow Lines and The Glass Palace. He lives in New York.





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