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Audio: Radio Artiste Dr. Anindita Bhattacharya Presents Bengali Poem Recitation and Short Story Narrations

Dr. Anindita BhattacharyaWashington, DC, Feb 7, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) Dr. Anindita Bhattacharya was born and brought up in Tripura, a tiny state in beautiful northeastern India. Her mother encouraged her to participate in recitation competitions since  she was 5 years old. Thereafter she continued her involvement in recitation and elocution and received several awards including a gold medal in state elocution champainship.

Dr Bhattacharya  became a regular performer in All India Radio, Agartala and later in Akashvani, Kolkata and in several local television channels in Kolkata. She now conducts a Bengali Radio show on 1550AM every Sunday broadcasted from Fremont, California.

Dr. Bhattacharya lives in San Francisco with her husband and 3 year old son. Her audio podcasts can also be found at bengaliaudiobook.podbean.com.

Read all about Anindita and listen to her recitation and narration of Bengali short stories on WBRi.



Audio: Chaitali Dasgupta Marks Baishe Srabon with "Amar Jabar Belate" Recitation and Songs Bengali CD Release

Kolkata, Aug 5, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) Perhaps no other poet celebrated life in his works as much as Rabindranath Tagore. Yet throughout his long life the poet was constantly hounded by a series of bereavements at regular intervals. He endured the deaths of Notun Bouthan Kadambari Debi, his wife Mrinalini Devi, his daughter Madhabilata and son Soumendranath.

Amar Jabar Belaye

With his genius he transformed his personal grief into unique aesthetic creations. In a way, his life was a long tale of a brave struggle of a spiritual man trying to grapple with the problem of morality.

He has defined death by not accepting it as the final, futile end, but as an inseparable part of the cycle of life. Death has been depicted by him as the ultimate beloved, a friend.

Read all about the remarkable Bengali CD and listen free to clips online.

Chaitali Dasgupta
Chaitali Dasgupta - image courtesy: www.sravastiworld.com



Poetry Meets Cinema: ITI APU (Bengali, 2011) - A Tribute to Apu Trilogy: A Short Film On A Poem Recited by Soumitra Chatterjee

Washington DC, August 1, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) You may have heard the wonderful poems written by Prithwiraj Choudhury recited by Bratati Banerjee and himself that we have featured before in this post. Prithwiraj recently got together with Mrigankasekhar Ganguly and they have created a short film directed by Mrigankasekhar based on the poem "Iti Apu" written by Prithwiraj and narrated by Saumitra Chatterjee, who played Apu in Satyajit Ray's iconic trilogy.

Watch the Bengali short film online.



Sumana Bhattacharya - Bangla Kobita Abritti (Bengali Poem Recitation)

Sumana BhattacharyaShudhu kobitar jonno ei jonmo,
Shudhu kobitar jonno kichu khela,
Shudhu kobitar jonno eka hiem sandhyabela bhubon pariya aasa

Sumana Bhattacharya shares with us a few of her recitation recordings. These are also being aired on our live radio channel.

  • Ajike Gohon Kalima by Rabindranath Tagore
  • selections from Amar Durgotsav
  • Bonolata Sen by Jibonanondo Das
  • Bosonto Utsav by Mondakranta Sen
  • Bristhi Pore Tapur Tupur by  Rabindranath Tagore
  • Jibon Debota by Rabindranath Tagore
  • Megh Balikar Jonyo Rupkotha by Joy Goswami
  • Pagol Bashonto by Rabindranath Tagore


Suddhasatya Ghosh Presents Babumoshai by Sankha Ghosh & Ebar Hoyeche Sandhya by Shakti Chattopadhyay

Continuing our series of Bengali poem recitation (Bangla Kobita Abritti) by Suddhasatya Ghosh, presenting Babumoshai by Sankha Ghosh and Ebar Hoyeche Sandhya by Shakti Chattopadhyay recited by Ghosh.


Nababrsha Special Bangla Kobita Abritti by Brototi Paul : Poem Recitation on Bengali New Year

[Brototi Paul]

Calcutta, April 15, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) On the occasion of Bengali new year (Bangla Nababarsho), creative writer, painter and elocutionist Brototi Paul recites three of her new poems for Washington Bangla Radio's audience:
  • Subho Nababarsho
  • Basundhara
  • Daliter Pujo
Enjoy the poetess reciting her own poems using the audio player. We are also airing these recordings on our Live Bengali radio channel.

Sanchalika Acharyya - Bengali Poem Recitation (Bangla Kobita Abritti)

Sanchalika Acharya - Bengali Poem Recitation - BANGLA KOBITA ABRITTIGermantown, Maryland, Feb 10, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) Sanchalika Acharyya has performed more than 70 stage shows of dance, recitation and sruti natok (Bengali audio drama). She counts Kathak dancing, Recitation and Gardening among her varied interests. Sanchalika is a District-level champion in recitation for three consecutive years, 1996, 1997 and 1998, at the Chatra Yuva Utsav.

Listen to Bangla Kobita Abritti by Sanchalika.

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Sunil Gangopadhyay's MONER MANUSH - An Audio-Book CD Collection on writings on LALON FAKIR from Bangla Beyond Borders

Germantown, Maryland, Oct 21, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio) Published in 2008, the novel Moner Manush is a biographical account of Lalon Fakir - the Emperor of the Bauls - through the eyes of the acclaimed Bengali poet and writer Sunil Gangopadhyay.

Fakir Lalon Shah was a folk philosopher and composer, born in 1774 in the present district of Kushtia in Bangladesh. The novel depicts the life experiences of Lalon: his childhood; the tragic separation from his family; his settlement in the forest away from locality and the growth of his follower community and his simple philosophy of life. Lalon's life and his beliefs have a huge relevance in todays world when religion has divided our society. Lalon lived between institutional religions and called for a unified approach towards realising the presence of 'God' within the human body. His songs give subliminal exposures to the reality that lies beyond the material world and show the triviality of any attempt to divide people both materially or spiritually.

Watch a video preview of the Audio-book online.


Audio Recitation by Bratati Paul of her poems Sharodiya and Thokbaaj - Bangla Kobita Abritti

To celebrate Sharodiya Durga Puja 2010, Bratati Paul presents a couple of new audio recitations of poems she wrote herself.  The first is titled Sharadiya and the second, Thokbaaj.

Listen to Brototi's recitation online.


Barnali Saha presents a great reading of The Book of Sand by Jorge Luis Borges | WBRi Online Magazine

Barnali Saha, a much valued contributor to Washington Bangla Radio, reads the English translation by Norman Thomas di Giovanni of The Book of Sand - El libro de arena in the original Spanish - the 1975 valedictory short story by Jorge Luis Borges.

According to Mario Vargas Llosa, "Borges was a superb storyteller. One reads most of Borges's tales with the hypnotic interest usually reserved for reading detective fiction."

Jorge Luis Borges has been called the greatest Spanish-language writer of the twentieth century. Brilliantly translated and marvelously read out by Barnali, these stories combine a direct and at times almost colloquial style coupled with Borges's signature fantastic inventiveness. Barnali successfully showcases Borges's depth of vision and superb image-conjuring power.

Buy The Book of Sand and Shakespeare's Memory in Penguin Classics edition on sale online - click here to order.


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