Author: Suniti Kumar Chatterji
Publisher: The Asiatic Society
ISBN/UPC (if available): N/A
The present work, Gauda Banga Ramya Katha is an exposition of folk and traditional tales of Bengal by the late Dr. Sumit Kumar Chatterji, National Professor of India, whose profound and versatile scholarship earned him international recognition; He has studied the fascinating subject objectively and analytically. He has sought to explain the art of Indian story-telling by seeking its roots to local legends and stories in the historical background of Dravidian languages and literature. The work bears the stamp of Professor Chatterji’s original thinking and the depth of his scholarship.
Every society has two types of literature Oral and Written. Oral Literature of each community grew and developed at a time when people used to live in closely integrated social groups. It is generally believed that Oral Literature, essentially the creation of an individual, has gone through a long process of recreation and variations. Gradually it became a group product.