Michael Madhusudan Dutt - Meghnadh Badh Kabya | Bengali Poetry Recitation

Michael Madhusudan Datta

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The tragic epic Meghnadh Badh Kabya (মেঘনাদবধ কাব্য) is the most famous work of Michael Madhusudan Dutta (মাইকেল মধুসূদন দত্ত) (1824-1873) - one of the greatest Bengali poets, a pioneer in Bangla drama and sonnets.

In artistic Sanskritized Bengali, Meghnadh Badh Kabyo remains unparalleled. Rabindranath Thakur himself paid homage to the work, speaking succinctly and truly "The Epic Meghnad-Badh is really a rare treasure in Bengali literature. Through his writings, the richness of Bengali literature has been proclaimed to the wide world." Bankim Chandra Chatterjee proclaimed the poem as "on the whole the most valuable work in modern Bengali literature." Sri Aurobindo wrote about Megnad Badh Kabyo and Michael Madhusudan Dutt, "All the stormiest passions of man's soul he expressed in gigantic language."

Listen to recitation of Michael Madhusudan Dutta's epic Bangla poem Meghnadh Bodh Kabyo by Suddha Satya Ghosh. Click on the Play button below.

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