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“Parabaas” Part 5 - Smt. Suchitra Bhattacharya

2010-11-24 :: Read by Maitreyee Chakraborty

Part 5 of novel “Parabaas”. Read by Maitreyee Chakraborty. Music - Raag Rageshri. Sarengi and Sitar by Ramesh Mishra and Manilal Nag. [...]…

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“Parabaas” Part 4 - Smt. Suchitra Bhattacharya

2010-11-06 :: Read by Maitreyee Chakraborty

Continuation of the novel “Parabaas”. Read by Smt. Maitreyee Chakraborty. The introduction music is by an artist from Mali. The kirtan and the sarengi music are by Sikh artists. The last song, “Chirosakha he” is written by Rabindranath Thakur and rendered by Pandit Ajoy Chakraborty. [...]…

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“Parabaas”, Part 3 - Smt. Suchitra Bhattacharya

2010-09-16 :: Read by Maitreyee Chakraborty

“Parabaas” is a novel about a Sikh family who settled in Kolkata, after leaving Lahore because of the partition, and the Delhi after the Sikh riots. In this episode, we present the second chapter. Read by Smt Maitreyee Chakraborty. To celebrate Kobiguru’s 150th birth year, we are also presenting a composition from Geetanjali: poem number 64. Please subscribe to our new show: podcasts of english translations of bengali literature at Bengali Readings Music: Introduction theme - Rahul Dev Burman. Jugalbandi Kirtan by Subhen Chatterjee (sitar) and Manilal Nag (sarengi) [...]…

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“Parabaas”, Part 2 - Smt. Suchitra Bhattacharya

2010-09-05 :: Read by Maitreyee Chakraborty

“Parabaas” is a novel about a Sikh family who settled in Kolkata, after leaving Lahore because of the partition, and the Delhi after the Sikh riots. In this episode, we present the second chapter. Read by Smt Maitreyee Chakraborty. To celebrate Kobiguru’s 150th birth year, we are also presenting a composition from Geetanjali: poem number 73. Please subscribe to our new show: podcasts of english translations of bengali literature at Bengali Readings Music: Introduction theme - Rahul Dev Burman. Wahe guru bandana by Balbir Singh. Raag Bageshri played by Adnan Sami Khan on piano. [...]…

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“Parabaas”, Part 1 - Smt. Suchitra Bhattacharya

2010-08-26 :: Read by Maitreyee Chakraborty

“Parabaas” is a novel about a Sikh family who settled in Kolkata, after leaving Lahore because of the partition, and the Delhi after the Sikh riots. The story explores an age-old conundrum - where is one’s homeland? Can a Sikh boy growing up in Kolkata be a “bangali”? Or will he always be a “sikh” or “punjabi”? This story about mistrust towards a “foreigner”,  and equating religion with terrorism, is especially relevant in today’s world. The novel will be presented in several parts. Read by Smt Maitreyee Chakraborty. To celebrate Kobiguru’s 150th birth year, we are also presenting a composition from Geetanjali: poem number 23. Please subscribe to our new show: podcasts of english translations of bengali literature at Bengali Readings Music: Raag Bageshri played by Adnan Sami Khan on piano and Ustad Zakir Hussain on tabla. [...]…

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“Poems” - Rabindranath Thakur

2010-07-24 :: Produced by Raja Chakraborty

Five poems by Rabindranath Thakur in celebration of his 150th birth year. The first three poems are from Geetanjali and are read by Smt Maitreyee Chakraborty. The last two poems celebrate the monsoon season. Read by Sri Soumitra Chatterjee and Smt Bijoylaxmi Burman. Music: Flute by Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia. Logo: “Black Horse” by Jamini Roy. [...]…

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“Shesh Katha” by Rabindranath Thakur

2010-06-19 :: Read by Raja Chakraborty

Is a woman fulfilled by sacrificing her yearnings? A short story by Rabindranath Thakur in celebration of his 150th birth year. Read by Raja Chakraborty. Music: Raag Bageshri. Adnan Sami Khan (piano) and Ustad Zakir Hussain (tabla) Logo: “Black Horse” by Jamini Roy. [...]…

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“Striker” - Sixth and Last Part: Shri Moti Nandi

2010-03-02 :: Read by Raja Chakraborty

Sixth and last part of novel “Striker” by Shri Moti Nandi. Tags: bengali story, bengali podcast, bengali stories [...]…

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“Striker” - Part 5: Moti Nandi

2010-02-20 :: Read by Raja Chakraborty

Fifth part of novel “Striker” by Shri Moti Nandi. Tags: bengali story, bengali podcast, bengali stories [...]…

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“Striker” - Part 4: Moti Nandi

2010-01-31 :: Read by Raja Chakraborty

Fourth part of novel “Striker” by Shri Moti Nandi. Tags: bengali story, bengali podcast, bengali stories [...]…

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Striker - Part 3: Moti Nandi

2009-12-20 :: Read by Raja Chakraborty
Length: 33s

Third part of novel “Striker” by Shri Moti Nandi. Tags: bengali story, bengali podcast, bengali stories [...]…

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Striker - Part 2: Moti Nandi

2009-12-13 :: Read by Raja Chakraborty
Length: 38s

This is the second part of the novel “Striker” by renowned writer and journalist, Shri Moti Nandi. [...]…

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Striker: Moti Nandi. Part 1

2009-12-04 :: Read by Raja Chakraborty
Length: 40s

A novel about a young man’s aspirations to provide for his family by playing football (soccer). Sports is a rare topic for bengali writers. Sri Moti Nandi is an exception. This is a novel and we are publishing the novel in several parts. Commentaries of Pele’s mastery: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zVngjcFsGkE http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jeBwwhHWG8E UEFA Champions Cup Anthem http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XWoD-FOWzhI [...]…

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“Urojahaj”: Dibyendu Palit

2009-11-03 :: Produced by Raja Chakraborty
Length: 17s

A short story written by Sri Dibyendu Palit about yearnings and expectations. Read by Smt Maitreyee Chakraborty. Music: Vocal - Girija Devi. Shanai - Bismillah Khan [...]…

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“Jonaronyey Eka” by Kana Basu Mishra. Path: Rejwana Chaudhuri Banya.

2009-09-24 :: Read by Rejwana Chaudhuri Banya
Length: 31s

A short story by Smt. Kana Basu Mishra. A story about two friends, meeting after ten years in Kolkata, and searching the meaning of life. We are honored that the famous Rabindrasangeet singer, Smt. Rejwana Chaudhuri Banya, read this story for us in Los Angeles. Introduction by Sudeshna Seal. Picture: Black Horse by Jamini Roy. [...]…

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“Fossil” by Subodh Ghosh

2009-08-01 :: Produced by Raja Chakraborty
Length: 31s

A short story by Subodh Ghosh. A story about simple peasants dominated by both their local landlord and English merchants. Read by Raja Chakraborty. Music:Jagjit Singh Picture: Black Horse by Jamini Roy. [...]…

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“Adab” by Samaresh Basu

2009-07-04 :: Produced by Raja Chakraborty
Length: 20s

A short story by Samaresh Basu. Read by RajaChakraborty. Author biography: www.parabaas.com Music: Percussion - AR Rahman, Sarengi - Ustad Sultan Khan Picture: Black Horse by Jamini Roy. [...]…

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Chhuti by Rabindranath Thakur

2009-05-27 :: Produced by Raja Chakraborty
Length: 17s

A short story by Rabindranath Thakur. Read by Maitreyee Chakraborty. Music: Flute by Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia Picture: Black Horse by Jamini Roy. [...]…

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