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Jyotirmoyee

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(03.1903, Chittagong ?), a Bengali author from Chittagong and a disciple of Sri Aurobindo. She stayed in the Ashram for about ten years from c. 1932. She was renamed Jyotirmala by Sri Aurobindo. During her stay here she brought out three Bengali books of novels and short stories. She also wrote some poems one of which was translated into English by Sri Aurobindo. Jyotirmoyee also penned lyrics for Dilip Kumar Roy who set tune to them and sang them in his musical soirees (two of such songs mamo jibon majhe and jokhon gahe neelpori which were recorded in the gramophone and sung by his pupil Uma Bose were extremely popular in that era). In 1936 her first book, a collection of her short stories, Bilet Deshta Matir [The Foreign Land is made of soil] was published. After this book she wrote two novels Sandhane [In Quest] and Raktagolap [Red Rose]

 

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Jyotirmoyee Devi

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A Beauty Infinite: A short poem

   / Translated from Bengali into English by Sri Aurobindo.

Jyotirmoyee Devi; Enakshi Chatterjee

The river churning = Opar Ganga

   : A partition novel.- In English.- New Delhi: Kali for Women, 1996.

Jyotirmoyee Devi; Ashoka Gupta

The impermanence of lies: stories

   In English.- Calcutta: Stree; Mumbai: Distributed by Bhatkal Books International, 1998.

Banerjee, Anurag

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Jyotirmoyee

Debali Mookerjea

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That Little Boy

   : An English Translation of Jyotirmoyee Devi’s Bengali Short Story "Shei Chheleta": Article.- In English // Meridians, v2 n2 (2002): 128-145.

Mookerjea-Leonard D.

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Jyotirmoyee Devi

   : Writing History, Making Citizens : Article.- In English // INDIAN JOURNAL OF GENDER STUDIES, 12, no. 1, (2005): 1-40

A Bengali Lyrical Poem by Jyotirmoyee

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   // Mother India, August 1998, pp. 525-528.

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