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Mohiner Ghodaguli – A Small World


Mohiner Ghodaguli ( Mohin’s Horses) is a group that broke into the Kolkata’s music scene in the eightees. They pioneered in bringing rock to the otherwise poetry conscious Bangla music which always had a classical orientation.
I have tried to transcreate one of its songs into English which has the abstraction in its original Bangla form.

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  • <a href="" rel="nofollow">Helen</a>
    August 27th, 2009 @21:29 #

    Love the word "transcreate". Did you handmake the paper for this drawing? the colour is so rich.

  • <a href="" rel="nofollow">Amitabh</a>
    August 28th, 2009 @22:35 #

    Thanks Helen

    Yes, 'transcreate' is the only word we can use as translation of a poem, lyric or a song is nearly impossible.
    i speak Bangla, Urdu, Hindi and English and had been trying my best to translate poetry from one language into another yet transcreation is that had been only possible, unsure of the very effort till the end.

    No Helen, the paper is of pastel type.


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