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Ancient Ballads and Legends of Hindustan

Toru Dutt

Toru Dutt was an Indian poet, writing in English. Born in 1856, she travelled to England and France, and being a polyglot became fluent in French and English, later in Sanskrit as well. Her works gained popularity and success posthumously. This collection of her poems, Ancient Ballads and Legends of Hindustan, was published by her father after her death in 1877. This collection is divided into 2 parts: the 1st part contains long poems about the ancient legends of her native land of India, which had been passed on to her orally in Sanskrit and which held much fascination for her, and also implied her desire to return to India. The 2nd part is a collection of Dutt's miscellaneous poems, clearly influenced by her travels in Europe and includes the memorable 'Our Casuarina Tree'. (Summary by Anusha)

Toru Dutt was an Indian poet, writing in English. Born in 1856, she travelled to England and France, and being a polyglot became fluent in French and English, later in Sanskrit as well. Her works gained popularity and success posthumously. This collection of her poems, Ancient Ballads and Legends of Hindustan, was published by her father after her death in 1877. This collection is divided into 2 parts: the 1st part contains long poems about the ancient legends of her native land of India, which had been passed on to her orally in Sanskrit and which held much fascination for her, and also implied her desire to return to India. The 2nd part is a collection of Dutt's miscellaneous poems, clearly influenced by her travels in Europe and includes the memorable 'Our Casuarina Tree'. (Summary by Anusha)
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Toru Dutt was an Indian poet, writing in English. Born in 1856, she travelled to England and France, and being a polyglot became fluent in French and English, later in Sanskrit as well. Her works gained popularity and success posthumously. This collection of her poems, Ancient Ballads and Legends of Hindustan, was published by her father after her death in 1877. This collection is divided into 2 parts: the 1st part contains long poems about the ancient legends of her native land of India, which had been passed on to her orally in Sanskrit and which held much fascination for her, and also implied her desire to return to India. The 2nd part is a collection of Dutt's miscellaneous poems, clearly influenced by her travels in Europe and includes the memorable 'Our Casuarina Tree'. (Summary by Anusha)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

3h 2m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

23:59


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

14:45


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

12:47


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

02:12


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

12:16


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:01


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

11:40


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

11:17


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

10:22


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

08:41


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

16:51


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

14:45


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

17:21


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

02:06


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

02:22


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

02:03


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

02:51


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

02:04


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

01:25


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

01:24


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

03:55