Dhanshiri River

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Dhanshiri is a river in the Jhalokati District of Bangladesh. It is narrower than it once was.[1]

Significance[edit]

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.[2] 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.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Amin, Aasha Mehreen (4 June 2004). "Capturing Natural Treasures". Star Magazine. The Daily Star. Retrieved 27 May 2008.
  2. ^ Eagle, Andrew (28 February 2014). "Questions for a Lone Bird Called Das". The Daily Star. Retrieved 29 January 2016.
  3. ^ 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").

Coordinates: 22°35′37″N 90°09′52″E / 22.5935°N 90.1645°E / 22.5935; 90.1645