Local lore has it that poet Jibanananda Das had a maternal uncle in Bamankathi village, and during childhood visits there fell in love with the natural beauty of the Dhanshiri River. He wrote of it poignantly in his poem "Ābāra āsiba phirē" (I will come back again):
I will come back again to Bengal, to this Dhansiri riverside
Maybe not as a man — but a shalik, or white-crest kite;
Or a dawn crow maybe, new-rice-time, in misty flight
To this jackfruit-tree-shade one Kartik day will glide.
- Amin, Aasha Mehreen (4 June 2004). "Capturing Natural Treasures". Star Magazine. The Daily Star. Retrieved 27 May 2008.
- Eagle, Andrew (28 February 2014). "Questions for a Lone Bird Called Das". The Daily Star. Retrieved 29 January 2016.
- Doshi, Tishani (6 July 2003). "Literary Review: The loneliest poet". The Hindu. Retrieved 29 January 2016. Doshi reviews Joe Winter's translation of Jibanananda Das, including his poem "আবার আসিব ফিরে" ("I will come back again").
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